Tag Archive: Suite

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. …

Israeli Dances, Suite, Op. 204 (1946)

Shepherd Dance – Monotonous – Guards – Yemenite Dance – Hora – Debka

A recording from the late 1940s:
George Singer, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Israeli Dances was one of Lavry’s most popular compositions. It was performed by Paul Paray, Geoge Singer in his first …

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

Opening – Procession – Mountain Folk – The Amorous Shepherd – The Shepherdess – Polka – Peasant’s Dance – In the Valley – Debka – Hora Finale

Note: This version is for Orchestra. There is also a short version for piano solo that includes five of the ten dances – Israeli Country Dances, Suite for Piano, Op. 230p.

A rare recording…

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, …

Menachem Mendel The Dreamer, Suite, Op. 105 (1940)

Overture – Dance – The Train – Theme and Variation – Polka

Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Note: This version (Op. 105) is for Symphonic Orchestra. Menachem Mendel Op. 103 is written for a theatrical play.

Orchestration: 1/pic,1,2,asx,1–2,2,1,1–hp,accordion-timp+2-str

Duration: 15:34 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry composed the music for Shalom …

Suite for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 85 (1939)

Introduction (Allegro Maestoso) – Allegro Moderato – Adagio – Allegro (Rikud-Dance)


A recording from the premiere in Jerusalem on February 19, 1939:

Suite for Violin and Orchestra manuscript, in Lavry's handwriting

Suite for Violin and Orchestra manuscript, in Lavry’s handwriting

Sasha Parnes, violin
Marc Lavry, conductor
Palestine Broadcasting Service Orchestra

Orchestration: 2,2,2,2-4,2,3,0-hp-perc-str

Duration: 20:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Suite for Violin and Orchestra was premiered on February 19, 1939 in Jerusalem.
The composition includes four …

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. …

Chayei Adam (Life Cycle), Suite Grotesque, Op. 290 (1959)

A baby is born – Skating – By the campfire – First love – Military service – Wedding – The boss and young secretary – Political speech – Aging – Regressing back to childhood & Finale

Recording from 1959:
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Entertainment Ensemble of Kol Israel
Itzhak Shimoni, Narrator

Orchestration: pic,1,1,eh,1,bc,1-2,2,1,0- pn,cel, accordion-timp+2 -str

Duration: 22:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry

Fantastische Suite (Fantastic Suite) for Orchestra, Op. 9

Allegro moderato (Vorspiel) – Allegretto (Scherzo) – Andante – Allegro – Tempo di Marcia (Groteske)

Fantastische Suite - 1Recording: Not yet available

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

Duration: 15:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The Fantastische Suite consists of five movements:

  • Allegro moderato (Vorspiel)
  • Allegretto (Scherzo)
  • Andante
  • Allegro
  • Tempo di Marcia (Groteske)

Fantastische Suite - 2The Fantastische Suite was composed in 1930 in Lavry’s European style for which he was known prior to immigrating to Israel. …

Jewish Suite for String Orchestra or String Quartet, Op. 17 (1929)

Allegro — Andante — Vivace (Chassidischer Tanz)

Jewish Suite 1A recording from October 11, 2015 at the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv:
The Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble
Barak Tal, conductor

Variations: This composition is written for both String Orchestra and String Quartet.
On the score Lavry wrote ‘Oder Bass’ (without contrabass) for the quartet.

Duration: 12:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society