Tag Archive: Israeli Theme

Israeliana, Suite for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 258a (1955)

Prelude – Flocks – Feast Dance – Hamsin (Heatwave) – Ancient Oriental Dance – Druze Dance

Note: This version (Op. 258a) is for Violin and Orchestra. Israeliana Op. 258 is written for Symphonic Orchestra, Op. 258b is for Violin and Piano, and Op. 258c for Piano Solo.

A live recording from a concert at the YMCA music hall in…

Israeliana, Suite for Orchestra, Op. 258 (1955)

Prelude – Flocks – Feast Dance – Hamsin (Heatwave) – Ancient Oriental Dance – Druze Dance

Note: This version (Op. 258) is for Symphonic Orchestra. Israeliana Op. 258a is written for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 258b is for Violin and Piano, and Op. 258c for Piano Solo.

Recording: Not yet available. A recording is available in the Violin and Orchestra version (Op. 258a).

Orchestration: pic,2,2,eh,2,bc,2,-4,3,3,1-timp+2-pn, …

Machol (Dance), Song, Op. 257 (1955)

Track 1: Machol for Voice and Orchestra
Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Track 2: Special arrangement for popular singer Yaffa Yarkoni
Recorded June 19, 1956
Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Members of the Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Marc Lavry, Conductor

Track 3: Machol …

Kitatenu Balayla Tsoedet (Our Squad Marches at Night), Song, Op. 213 (1948)

Track 1:
Original recording 1948
Marc Lavry, Conductor
The National Opera Choir
The Israeli Folk Orchestra

Track 2:
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (the Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: The song Kitatenu Balayla Tsoedet was arranged for:

  • Men’s choir and orchestra
  • Men’s choir and piano
  • Symphonic band
  • Mixed choir and orchestra

Lyrics: Avraham …

Rikud Teimani (Yemenite Dance), Song, Op. 206 No. 2 (1947)

Recording: Not available yet

Duration: 3:00

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
The Yemenite Dance is a sung without words, accompanied by triangle and tom-tom.…

Hora, Song, Op. 206 No. 3 (1950)

Note: This song, that begins with the words “Hora nirkoda…” is the first Hora that Lavry wrote. Two years later he wrote another Hora song Opus 243 No. 1 that begins with “Hach baregel mata, mala…


Rinat Choir live in France, 1965
Gary Bertini, Conductor

Hora for soprano and instrumental accompaniment: an arrangement Marc Lavry made especially for singer Hanna Aharoni who has a…

Zemer (Tune), Song, Op. 225 no. 1 (1950)

The song Zemer (Tune) is also known as “Night over Mount Gilboa” and by it’s first line “Lo Orchat Gmalim”.

A historic recording from the late 1950’s:
Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Voice

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice with Orchestra
  • Choir with Orchestra
  • Voice, Choir with Orchestra

Lyrics:

Israeli Rhapsody for Accordion and Orchestra, Op. 317 (1963)

Yehuda Oppenheimer, Accordion
Sergio Commisiona, Conductor
N.D.R. Radio Symphony Orchestra of Hamburg

Solo: Accordion

Orchestration: 1,1,2,1-2,3,1,0-timp+1-hp-str

Duration: 10:18 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
In 1963 the renowned accordion player, Yehuda Oppenheimer, asked Lavry to compose a piece for accordion and orchestra. Because significant compositions for accordion are scarce Lavry was compelled to rise up to the challenge. The Rhapsody for Accordion and Orchestra …

Three Jewish Dances for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 192a (1945)

Sher – Yemenite Wedding Dance – Hora
Note: This version is for Violin and Orchestra. There is also a version for Violin and Piano (Op. 192) and a version for Piano Solo (Op. 190.)
There is also Opus 192, a version for Violin and Piano, and a version for Piano Solo (Op. 190.)

Live recording of the annual concert of…

Eretz Israel March No. 2 (The Brigade March), Op. 184 (1945)

Eretz Israel March - Cover page in Lavry's handwriting

Eretz Israel March - Cover page in Lavry's handwriting

March for Symphonic Band

Recording: Not yet available

Orchestration: pic,1,1,3,asx, tsx,bsx,-3,3,3,0-baritone,euphonium-2db-2perc

Duration: 4:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Eretz Israel March Score in Lavry's handwriting

Eretz Israel March Score in Lavry's handwriting

 

 

 

 

 

We’d like to thank Amit Gur who found the composition at the Shadmi collection at the Israeli National Library and brought to our attention.…