Orit Mesaperet (Orit’s Stories), Cantata for Children
A Dec. 14, 1954 recording:
Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Lyrics: Michael Desheh (in Hebrew.)
Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society
The cantata for children, Orit Mesaperet (Orit’s Stories), includes 9 of Michael Desheh’s poems he wrote for his daughter Orit. Lavry, whose children were about the same age, related to the situations each poem described. He composed music to 9 of them, some of which are still sung to date by children in Israel.
The songs are:
- Boker Tov – Good Morning
- Hamatana – The Gift
- Hashabbat – Sabbath
- Hageshem – Rain
- Orit Hola – Orit is Ill
- Orit Vehagdi – Orit and the Kid
- Sod – Secret
- Orit Mul Hare’ei – Orit in front of the Mirror
- Shir Eres – Lullaby
Lyrics are in Hebrew.
The Atar Trio, with singer Ye’ela Avital, performed the cantata for children Orit Mesaperet in their program “Childhood Scenes”.