Let My People Go

Let My People Go, Movie

Year: 1965 
Symphonic Orchestra
45:40 min

Writer, Producer and Director: Marshall Flaum

In 1965 the David Wolper Production Studio commissioned music for the documentary epic “Let My People Go” from Marc Lavry. The film describes the struggle of the Jewish people for over 2000 years and the creation of the state of Israel.
Lavry composed the music score, conducted and recorded it in Los Angeles, California.

Anecdote: Lavry had a special gift, the ability and experience to write music that was perfectly timed and synchronized with movies. In fact, he saved so much editing time, and created music that was so befitting of the movie, that the studio executives offered him a full time job. As much as he liked Los Angeles, Lavry already missed his home in Israel and declined their offer.

Let My People Go – Lavry’s notation in his opus book

Note: Lavry did not assign an opus number to the soundtrack of the film Let My People Go, but did notate it in his opus book at the bottom of the page of the Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Opus 334.