Tanin (Crocodile), Polka and Rahav (Splendor), Waltz
Recorded In Haifa 1960
Movements: Polka – Waltz
Sheet music: Not yet located. Please help us find the sheet music for this composition.
Synopsis: On the occasion of the arrival of the first two Israeli Navy submarines, INS “Tanin” (Crocodile) and INS “Rahav” (Splendor), an impressive reception ceremony was held at the naval base in the port city of Haifa.
Marc Lavry was asked to write music for this national event. He composed two short dances: Polka “Tanin” and Waltz “Rahav”.
Lavry recalled that the crowd was seated on the dock while the orchestra was on a raft on the water. Given the signal, the orchestra played the specific dance for each submarine and it surfaced in perfect choreography.
Anecdote: Unfortunately, as in some other cases, Lavry did not keep the sheet music, did not record the dances in his opus book and all we have left is the recording with an introduction in Lavry’s voice.