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Tag: Suite

Leyad Hamedura (By the Campfire), a Small Suite for a Small Orchestra

This recording was found in the composer’s personal archive and it starts with Lavry himself introducing the composition. Often, when Lavry recorded for Radio programs, he would come home with the sound engineer to complete the final editing. They listened to the different “takes” and chose the final one. It’s likely that this is a…


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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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A Merry Suite

Marc Lavry (Conductor) Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Movements: Marcia (March) Waltz Hava Nargila (Oriental) Scherzo Mediterranean Romanca Rondo Atonalico Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990035289460205171 Synopsis: Marc Lavry was known as quite the joker and also as a wizard in writing…


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Romantic Suite for Orchestra (Romantische Suite) – Repertoire de Ballet

Recording: Not yet available Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990038436490205171, 990038436500205171, 990038436520205171, 990038436510205171 Information from the composer’s opus book: Performances: Ballet Production State Theater Saarbrucken, Germany – 1927/8 Two movements were recorded for a record by Tri-Ergon


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Ukranian Night Feast for Orchestra

Movements: Ukrainian Night The Goats are coming The drunken Cossack Ukrainian Melancholy The merry Cossack Dance of the Ukrainian girls Scandal in the Village Night Patrol Joyful Surrounding Folk Song March of the Cossacks Dance of the Cossacks Recording: Not yet available Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive,…


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Fantastische Suite (Fantastic Suite) for Orchestra

Allegro moderato (Vorspiel) – Allegretto (Scherzo) – Andante – Allegro – Tempo di Marcia (Groteske) Recording: Not yet available Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: The Fantastische Suite consists of five movements: Allegro moderato (Vorspiel) Allegretto (Scherzo) Andante Allegro Tempo di Marcia (Groteske) The Fantastische Suite was composed in 1930 in Lavry’s European style…


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Jewish Suite

Allegro — Andante — Vivace (Chassidischer Tanz) A recording from October 11, 2015 at the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv: The Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble Barak Tal, conductor Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Marc Lavry was always connected to his Jewish roots and the music he heard at home. His father would…


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Suite for Violin and Orchestra

A recording from the premiere in Jerusalem on February 19, 1939: Sasha Parnes, violin Marc Lavry, conductor The Palestine Broadcasting Service Orchestra Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Suite for Violin and Orchestra was premiered on February 19, 1939 in Jerusalem. The composition includes four movements: Introduction (Allegro Maestoso) Allegro Moderato Adagio Allegro (Rikud-Dance)


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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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Chayei Adam (Life Cycle), Suite Grotesque

A baby is born – Skating – By the campfire – First love – Military service – Wedding – The boss and young secretary – Political speech – Aging – Regressing back to childhood & Finale Recording from 1959: Marc Lavry, Conductor Entertainment Ensemble of Kol Israel Itzhak Shimoni, Narrator Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage…


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Galil, Suite for Small Orchestra

Andante – Caravan – Hora Recordings: Not yet Available Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990036495990205171, 990036496040205171 Synopsis: Galil, Suite for Small Orchestra, premiered on May 5, 1938.


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Pictures from Jerusalem, Suite for Orchestra

From the Top of Mount Scopus – David’s Tower – An Oriental Suburb – The Wailing Wall – The Market – From the Top of Mount Scopus Recording of the first performance of the composition, around the year 1960: Mendy Rodan, Conductor The Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Note: Part III, An…


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Israeli Dances, Suite

Shepherd Dance – Monotonous – Guards – Yemenite Dance – Hora – Debka A recording from the late 1940s: George Singer, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Israeli Dances was one of Lavry’s most popular compositions. It was performed by Paul Paray, Geoge Singer in…


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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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Menachem Mendel The Dreamer, Suite

Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Overture – Dance – The Train – Theme and Variation – Polka Note: Lavry wrote two versions of this composition. In 1939 he wrote Menachem Mendel The Dreamer, Opus 103, for a theatrical play by the same name. The total duration of that version…


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