Jerusalem, Symphonic Poem

Opus: 249 Year: 1953 
Ensemble
Symphonic Orchestra: pic/2,2,eh,2/bc,2–4,3,3,1–timp+2-hp-str
DURATION
17:00 min

Recording: Not Yet Available

Manuscripts: located at the National Library of Israel990036495720205171, 990036495730205171

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

In 1936 Lavry wrote Symphonic Poem Jerusalem Op. 43 for chamber orchestra, which was debuted in Jerusalem on September 26, 1936 by the Palestinian Symphony Orchestra. A year later he adapted the composition for symphonic orchestra.

Lavry was always in awe of Jerusalem and was humbled by the uniqueness of the city and its history. In 1950 he moved  to Jerusalem.
In June 1953 he composed a “new” Symphonic Poem Jerusalem (Op. 249) that he considered to have properly conveyed his feelings about the city that so much inspired him and his music. It was debuted that year in Jerusalem by the Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra).