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Category: Solo Instrument

Espresso, Suite

Movements: We Came to this Land (Anu Banu Artza), Rock and Roll Tango Tiberius Polka Carmel The Great Area (Hashetach Hagadol), Waltz Desert (Arava), Blues Boogie-Woogie Tel Aviv Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990037147800205171, 990038436660205171 Variations: Two arrangements are available for the composition: Unconventional…


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Jewish Dances

Three Jewish Dances

A live recording of Three Jewish Dances for Violin and Orchestra at the annual concert of the Thelma Yellin High School Symphony Orchestra at the Ashdod Performing Art Center, February 17, 2013: Tal First, Violin Menahem Nebenhaus, Conductor The Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra   Jacques Israelievitch – Three Jewish Dances for Violin and Piano Versions:…


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Palestinian Rhythms, Suite for Piano

Movements: 1. Prelude – Shepherd Song 2. Abenlied – Evening Song 3. Weigenlied – Lullaby 4. Karavane – Caravan 5. March Grotesque Recording: Not yet available Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990038392290205171, 990038392290205171, 990038392320205171, 990038392340205171, 990038392370205171 Synopsis: Marc Lavry often composed short episodes on…


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Palestinian Dance for Harp

Recording: Not yet available Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990035289640205171 Synopsis: The composition was written before the establishment of the State of Israel, which at that time was called Palestine. Hence the name — Palestinian Dance. The dance, which Lavry would have probably called “Hora”…


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Dances for the Laban’s Dance Company (Tanze fur di Tanzübung Laban) for Piano

Recording: Not yet available Movements: Scherzo Grotesque Struggle Orchids Machine Lyric Suite Issue Tango Impromptu March etc. Sheet music: Not yet located. Please help us find the sheet music for this composition. Information from the composer’s opus book: Performances: Tour in Europe Berlin State Theater


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Variations and Fugue for Piano

Recording: Not yet available Sheet music: Not yet located. Please help us find the sheet music for this composition. Synopsis:The manuscript of the Variations and Fugue for piano was given to Hermann Hoppe, Berlin. Information from the composer’s opus book: Performances: Riga Radio – August 1931 Riga Concert (100 years celebration of the Katvian Press)…


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Three Burlesques

Recording: Not yet available Movements: Burlesque for Piano: The Hen – The Rooster – The Hen and the Rooster Burlesque for Symphonic Orchestra: Rooster on the Run (Scherzo) – The Roosters’ declaration of love – The Chickens Leave with Insult Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s)…


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Israeli Country Dances, Suite

A rare recording from 1952: (The first 5 seconds of the recording are missing; we weren’t able to recover them from the original tape.) Marc Lavry, Conductor (Lavry can be heard announcing the movements in Hebrew) Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Note: Marc Lavry wrote two variations for the suite Israeli Country…


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Four Pieces for Violin and Piano

Violin and Piano

Efrat – Dani – Ima (Mama) – Varda From Hebrew Melodies, Jewish Music for Violin and Piano (available for purchase on Amazon) Miriam Kramer, Violin Simon Over, Piano Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Shortly after the birth of his youngest daughter, Marc Lavry wrote, four short pieces that capture the personality and character…


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Variations for Piano

Giorgi Gigashvili at the 17th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition (2023): 0:30 Theme – Andante Maestoso 1:48 Variation I – Andantino 2:27 Variation II – Vivace 3:01 Variation III – Andante 4:52 Variation IV – Allegro Vivace 5:28 Variation V – Allegro (Scherzo) 6:36 Variation VII – Andantino 8:59 Finale – Vivo Publisher: The…


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Israeliana, Suite

A live recording from a concert at the YMCA music hall in Jerusalem (year unknown): Shimon Mishori, Violin Heinz Freudental, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Prelude – Flocks – Feast Dance – Hamsin (Heatwave) – Ancient Oriental Dance – Druze Dance Note: Israliana was written for: Symphonic Orchestra Violin and Orchestra…


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Three Pieces for Harp

Three Pieces for Harp

David’s Psalm – Yemenite Wedding Dance – Debka Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Recordings: Not yet available Synopsis: These three short solos for Harp were composed in 1959 during the first Israeli Harp Competition. David’s Psalm: displays the long sustained sound of the harp Yemenite Wedding Dance: is lyrical and intimate (as is the…


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Varda’s Dreams

A historic recording from 1959: Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Lullaby (Good Night) – The Teddy Bear – The Pony – The Dwarfs – The Sick Doll – The Baby Goat – The Monkey – The Swing – Good Morning Note: As he often did, Lavry first wrote the…


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Suite for Cello and Piano

Andante – Adagio – Allegro Recordings: Not yet Available Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Suite for Cello and Piano, Opus 51, includes three movements: Andante Adagio – Lullaby Allegro Lavry wrote the composition in 1938, three years after immigrating to Israel. The piece is characterized by two elements: 1. A nod to his…


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Five Lyrical Pieces for Harp

Five Lyrical Pieces for Harp

Marche Grotesque – Chant D’Amour – Melodie Orientale – Berceuse – Chanson Orientale Recording: Not yet available Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: These short pieces were written for Lavry’s daughter, Efrat, who at the time was just starting to study the harp: Marche Grotesque (Grotesque March) – Marcia Chant D’Amour (Love Song) –…


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