Tag Archive: Harp

Suite Concertante for Flute, Viola and Harp, Op. 348 (1966)

Shepherds – Prayer – Dance

Recording: Listen to or buy on Amazon or iTunes.

Instruments: Flute, Viola, Harp

Duration: 12 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The three-movement Suite Concertante is a perfect example of Lavry’s ability to convey the different facets of Israeli music.

Quartet for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 83 (1939)

Impressions – Song of Songs – Dance

Instruments: Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello

Duration: 18 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:
The Quartet for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello was written for Lavry’s friends: the Weissgeber brothers who played violin and cello and harpist Klari Sarvas. This virtuosic composition was first performed in 1939.

The Quartet includes three movements:

  • Andante – Impression
  • Adagio – Song

Ima-Em (Mother), Poem, Op. 339 (1964)

For Voice, Harp and String Orchestra — An ode to all mothers
Note: The orchestral poem Ima-Em (Mother) is based on the song Ima-Em, Op. 318, from 1962.

A 1964 recording:
Rachel Nachmias, Mezzo Soprano
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Harp, Mezzo Soprano

Orchestration: Strings

Lyrics: Ya’acov Orland

Duration: 14:30 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
In 1962 Marc …

Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 334 (1963)

Recorded at the Henry Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem, 1985
Efrat Lavry-Zaklad, Harp
David Robertson, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Harp

Orchestration: 2/pic,2,eh,2,bcl,2-2,2,1,0-timp+3-pn-str

Duration: 18 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
When Lavry composed the concerto in 1963, he had two goals in mind: to explore various unconventional harp textures and to compose a work he would perform together with his …

Three Pieces for Harp, Op. 282 (1959)

David’s Psalm – Yemenite Wedding Dance – Debka

Solo: Harp

Duration: 9 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recordings: Not yet available

Synopsis:
These three short solos for Harp were composed in 1959 during the first Israeli Harp Competition.

  • David’s Psalm displays the long sustained sound of the harp
  • Yemenite Wedding Dance is lyrical and intimate (as is the Yemenite bride’s slow delicate dance)
  • Debka (Arabic dance) displays the

Five Lyrical Pieces for Harp, Op. 313 (1962)

Marche Grotesque – Chant D’Amour – Melodie Orientale – Berceuse – Chanson Orientale

Recording: Not yet available

Solo: Harp

Duration: 16 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
These short pieces were written for Lavry’s daughter, Efrat, who at the time was just starting to study the harp:

  • Marche Grotesque (Grotesque March) – Marcia
  • Chant D’Amour (Love Song) – Andante
  • Melodie Orientale (Oriental Melody) – Adagio
  • Berceuse (Lullaby) –