Tag Archive: Recording

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

Sacred Service, Oratorio, Op. 254 (1954)

Excerpts from Sacred Service conducted by Marc Lavry, 1959:
Joshua Zohar, Baritone
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

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Note: See also Excerpts of Sacred Service for Children’s Choir, Cantor and Organ

Sacred Service at Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco 1955

Sacred Service at Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco 1955

Solo:
Baritone (Cantor)
Narrator…

Kukia, Variations, Op. 186 (1946)

A historical live concert at the YMCA Hall in Jerusalem on September 24, 1963:
Sergio Comissiona, Conductor
Haifa Symphony Orchestra
Note: The variation for Piccolo, Tuba and Woodwinds are from a November 2010 recording by the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra with conductor Garlo Goldstein.

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

Duration: 25 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Like many Israeli composers, Marc Lavry was …

Queen Esther, Oratorio, Op. 279 (1959)

(We apologize for the sound quality – this is an amateur recording by a member of the audience)
Queen Esther performance at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco

Queen Esther performance at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco

Excerpts from a live concert at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, California.
Performers: Leona Gordon, Soprano; Cantor Josef R. Cycowski, Baritone; Desire Ligeti, Baritone; Leonard Wechs, Tenor; Dr. Howard Thurman,…

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.

Israeli Country Dances, Suite for Piano, Op. 230p (1952)

Procession – Mountain Folk – The Amorous Shepherd – The Shepherdess – Polka

Note: This version is for Piano Solo that includes five of the ten dances in the orchestral version – Israeli Country Dances for Orchestra, Op. 230.

Pianist Alan Sternfeld for Psanterin: Anthology of Israeli Music for Piano

Solo: Piano

Duration: 7 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, Op. 201 (1946)

Allegro – Andante – Allegretto Grazioso

A mono 1966 recording:
Pnina Salzman, Piano
George Singer, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

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Solo: Piano

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

Duration: 24 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
This concerto is dedicated to pianist Pnina Salzman who describes it as follows:
“The piece, considered to be …

Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 236 (1950)

Efrat – Dani – Ima (Mama) – Varda

From Hebrew Melodies, Jewish Music for Violin and Piano (available for purchase on Amazon)
Miriam Kramer, Violin
Simon Over, Piano

Instruments: Violin, Piano

Duration: 9:55 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Shortly after the birth of his youngest daughter, Marc Lavry wrote, four short pieces that capture the personality and character …

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2, Op. 210 (1947)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 performed at the gala concert of the 14th Israeli Music Celebration in the Jerusalem Theater.
Revital Hachamoff, piano
Guy Feder, conductor
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (IBA)

Solo: Piano

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

Duration: 24 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:

  • Allegro
  • Andantino (Rhythm Oriental)
  • Andantino (Pastorale)

Marc Lavry’s second concerto for piano was composed a …

Variations for Piano, Op. 350 (1963)

Recording from March 2017
Monica Fallon, piano
Recording, Production and Editing: Eyal Zaliouk, The Classical Studio

Solo: Piano

Duration: 16:30 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
‘Variations for Piano’ Op. 350 was one of the compositions left on Lavry’s piano when he passed away.

The composition consists of ten movements: Theme, eight variations and Finale:

  • Theme – Andante Maestoso
  • Variation