Tag Archive: Landscape of Israel

Jerusalem, Symphonic Poem, Op. 43 (1936)

Note: This version (Op. 43) is for Chamber Orchestra. Jerusalem Op. 43a is written for Symphonic Orchestra.

A live recording from a May 29, 2016 in Trieste, Italy:
David Cassali, Conductor
Trieste Orchestra

Orchestration: 1,0,1,0–0,1,0,0–perc-hp-str

Duration: 13 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Symphonic Poem Jerusalem, Op. 43, was first performed in Jerusalem on September 26, 1936 by the Palestinian Symphony Orchestra.…

Jerusalem, Symphonic Poem, Op. 43a (1937)

Note: This version (Op. 43a) is for Symphonic Orchestra. Jerusalem Op. 43 is written for Chamber Orchestra.

Recording: Not yet available

Orchestration: pic/2,2,2,2–4,2,3,0–timp+2-hp-str

Duration: 13 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Jerusalem, Symphonic Poem, Op. 249 (1953)

Recording: Not Yet Available

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

Duration: 17:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry composed the Symphonic Poem Jerusalem, Op. 249, in 1953.

In 1936 Lavry wrote a symphonic poem Jerusalem for chamber orchestra (Op. 43) and a year later he arranged it for symphonic orchestra (Op. 43a.)
Lavry was always in awe of Jerusalem, and was humbled by the uniqueness of …

Midan Ve’ad Be’er Sheva (From the Dan to Be’er Sheba), Song, Op. 206 No. 1 (1947)

Recording: Not available yet

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

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

Lyrics: Avraham Broides

Duration: 3:00 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics: Midan Ve’ad Be’er Sheva by Avraham Broides
(Transliteration from Hebrew)
Midan ve’ad Be’er Sheva
Yirhavu gvulim.
Artzenu
Tif shiv’im vasheva,
Tifrah bezemer
Ge’ulim.

Midan ve’ad Be’er Sheva
Haketz layeshimon.
Bashfela
Ve’al pnei geva
Noga zayit
Verimon.

Midan …

Ein Kiyerushalayim (Nothing like Jerusalem), Song, Op. 209 (1947)

Ein Kiyerushalayim for A Cappella
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • A Cappella Choir
  • Choir and Orchestra

Lyrics: Avraham Broides

Duration: 3:25 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Lyrics: Ein Kiyerushalayim by Avraham Broides
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)
Ein Kiyerushalayim
Kiryat hozeem va’el.
Ahat Yerushalayim –
Lev Eretz Yisra’el!
Ein Kiyerushalayim
Tif’eret am …

Kineret (Sea of Galilee), Symphonic Poem, Op. 244 (1951)

Recording: Not yet available

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

Duration: 18 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry’s Symphonic Poem Kineret is based on his song Kineret composed to the lyrics of Avigdor Hameiri in 1939.
Programmatic in nature, the music describes Lake Kineret (the Sea of Galilee), its landscape, and the fickle nature of it, changing from calm blue waters and ferocious stormy waves.

Kineret was first performed in …

Galil, Suite for Small Orchestra, Op. 62 (1938)

Andante – Caravan – Hora

Recordings: Not yet Available

Orchestration: pic/fl, cl/bcl, tpt, pn, str

Duration: 25 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Galil, Suite for Small Orchestra, premiered on May 5, 1938. …

Shir Le’Eilat (Song for Eilat), Song, Op. 320 (1962)

Recording: Not Available yet

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

  • A Cappella Choir
  • Solo and Piano
  • Solo and Orchestra

Lyrics: Michael Desheh

Duration: 2:40

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Lyrics:
Shir Le’Eilat/Michael Desheh
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)

Beinot risey tzurim, besa’arot yamim,
Ayelet yam alit, yafa vachasufa;
Tirot harey rikma otrot lach tznif ramim
Ve’et libot ha’am lachadet besufa.

Yefat harim, kchulat einayim,
Ayelet arava
Yomam …

Zot Admati (This is my Land), Song, Op. 207 (1947)

Two historic recordings, probably from 1947:
Track 1: Zot Admati for Orchestra
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Track 2: Zot Admati for Choir and Orchestra
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Several arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice and Piano
  • Choir

Me’arat Hatishbi (Elijah’s Cave), Song, Op. 316 (1962)

Recorded in Jerusalem 1962
Lucie Arnon, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
The Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Three arrangements are available for the song:

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

Duration: 5:17 minutes

Lyrics: Shmuel Hupert

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Shortly before moving to the city of Haifa, Israel, Lavry met with poet Shmuel Hupert who gave him …