Tag Archive: Landscape of Israel

Emek, Symphonic Poem, Op. 45 (1937)

A historical performance conducted by Marc Lavry:
Lavry performed the Symphonic Poem Emek numerous times with different orchestras around the globe. This is one of the few remaining recordings.
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Year: Unknown
Unfortunately, the first second of the recording is missing.

Orchestration: 2/pic,2,eh,2,2,-4,3,3,1-timp+2-str

Duration: 16 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry’s Symphonic …

Kineret, Song, Op. 89 (1939)

Solo: Soprano

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Voice and Orchestra

Lyrics: Avigdor Hameiri

Duration: 3:20 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
The poem describes the Kineret (Sea of Galilee), the beautiful calm landscape that surround it and regards the lake a miracle. The words, their rhythm and the landscape are the inspiration to Lavry’s streaming music.…

Pictures from Jerusalem, Suite for Orchestra, Op. 293 (1960)

From the Top of Mount Scopus – David’s Tower – An Oriental Suburb – The Wailing Wall – The Market – From the Top of Mount Scopus

Recording of the first performance of the composition, around the year 1960:
Mendy Rodan, Conductor
The Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Note: Part III, An Oriental Suburb, is missing from this recording. …

Daliat El Carmel, Rhapsody, Op. 314 (1961)

Mendi Rodan, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Orchestration: pic,2,2,eh,2,bcl,2,cbn-4,3,3,1-timp+3-hp,pn,cel-str
Note: In 1961 Lavry wrote the composition for pic,2,2,eh,3,3-2,2,1,0-timp+1-hp-str. In 1962 he re-orchestrated it for a full symphonic orchestra.

Duration: 18:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
After a visit to the Druze village, Daliat EI Carmel, Marc Lavry wrote the rhapsody describing village life.
The opening is slow and depicts …

Emek (Shir Ha-Emek), Song, Op. 40 (1935)

Note: This version of Emek is that of the popular song. There is also Emek, Symphonic Poem, Opus 45 based on this song.

A historic recording from September 4, 1958:
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the composition:

  • Voice and Orchestra
  • Voice and Piano
  • A Cappella Choir

Lyrics: Rafael Eliaz

Duration: 3:50 minutes

Additional details:

Emek (Shir Ha-Emek), A Cappella, Op. 40 (1935)

Note: This version of Emek is for an A Cappella Choir. There are also a versions for Voice and Piano, Voice and Orchestra and Emek, Symphonic Poem, Opus 45 based on this song.

Shir Ha-Emek for A Cappella sheet music Click to enlarge

Shir Ha-Emek for A Cappella sheet music
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Performed by:
Ronen Borshevsky (Conductor)
The Oratorio Choir
Choir: Mixed Choir

Lyrics: Rafael Eliaz

Duration: 3:50 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage

Emek (Shir Ha-Emek), Song for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 40 (1935)

Note: This version of Emek is for Voice and Orchestra. There are also versions for Voice and Piano, an A Cappella Choir and Emek, Symphonic Poem, Opus 45 based on this song.

Solo: Voice

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

Lyrics: Rafael Eliaz

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:
Shir Ha-Emek is the first song Marc Lavry composed in Israel to the lyrics of Rafael …

Emek (Shir Ha-Emek), Song for Voice and Piano, Op. 40 (1935)

Note: This version of Emek is for Voice and Piano. There are also versions for Voice and Orchestra, an A Cappella Choir and Emek, Symphonic Poem, Opus 45 based on this song.

Shir Ha-Emek for Voice and Piano sheet music Click to enlarge

Shir Ha-Emek for Voice and Piano sheet music
Click to enlarge

Solo: Voice

Lyrics: Rafael Eliaz

Duration: 3 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:
Shir Ha-Emek is the first song Marc …

Al Mordot Hacarmel (On the Slopes of Mount Carmel), Symphonic Poem for Orchestra, Alto and Choir, Op. 335 (1963)

Sergio Comissiona, Conductor
Ronenei Carmel Choir
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Alto

Choir: Mixed Choir

Orchestration: 2,2,2,2,-4,3,3,1-timp+2- pn, hp-str

Lyrics: Shmuel Hupert

Duration: 16:15 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
In 1963, Marc Lavry moved to Haifa. He was fascinated with the exquisite landscape of the city, the way Mount Carmel rises from the beautiful blue Mediterranean sea, as well …

Negev, Symphonic Poem, Op. 251 (1954)

Live recording, Jerusalem, January 25, 1962:
Marc Lavry, Conductor
The Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Orchestration: pic,2,2/eh,2,-4,3,3,1-timp+3-str

Duration: 15 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:

In 1953, Prime-Minister David Ben-Gurion resigned from his government position and settled in the Negev desert.
Lavry, in his usual manner, reacted to the event by composing the symphonic poem “Negev” in which he describes the …