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Tag: Harp

Suite for Harp, Violin and Bassoon

Movements: David’s Psalm Yemenite wedding Dance Allegro Vivace Recording: Not yet available Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: The manuscript of the suite for Harp, Violin and Bassoon was found in the library of the The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Since the original manuscript was found at the academy, it is likely…


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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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Ima-Em (Mother), Poem

For Voice, Harp and String Orchestra — An ode to all mothers Note: The orchestral poem Ima-Em (Mother) is based on the song Ima-Em, Op. 318, from 1962. A 1964 recording: Rachel Nachmias, Mezzo Soprano Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Lyrics: Ya’acov Orland Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: In 1962…


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Suite Concertante for Flute, Viola and Harp

Shepherds – Prayer – Dance Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: The three-movement Suite Concertante is a perfect example of Lavry’s ability to convey the different facets of Israeli music. Shepherds – Allegro: The theme of the first movement is based on the composer’s song Shir Roim (Shepherd’s Song). It is pastoral and project…


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Quartet for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello

Concertino for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Recording: Not yet available Synopsis: The Quartet for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello was written for Lavry’s friends: Andreas Weisgerber (violin), Kletsky (viola), Yosef Weisgerber (cello) and Klari Sarvas (harp). The virtuoso piece was performed for the first time on January 21, 1939 at the Beit Brenner hall in…


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Concerto for Harp and Orchestra

Concerto for Harp and Orchestra

Recorded at the Henry Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem, 1985 Efrat Lavry-Zaklad, Harp David Robertson, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: When Lavry composed the concerto in 1963, he had two goals in mind: to explore various unconventional harp textures and to compose a work he would…


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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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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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