Jerusalem, Symphonic Poem
Recording: Not Yet Available
Manuscripts: located at the National Library of Israel – 990036495720205171, 990036495730205171
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).