The A part is a dynamic and escalating arpeggio that will end into
a high up level chord!!! then, three basses tones passage into the B part:
a subtle romantic tremolo on 3rd string. Great piece to open your
2. SONATA for GUITAR in Do, Re, Mi.
Three part sonata. New solo guitar conception, I will not specify,
You must get/have the score to see for yourself what it's all about.
High technical abilities required!
This guitar Sonata, Won the "First Israel composers ACUM price" (in 1991).
The Guitar - as an oriental instrument.
The sounds' structure and the motives
are inspired by Arabs music and
instruments such as Ud, Canoon and
4. MAMA YO NO TENGO VISTO
An old Jewish Spanish love song from the
This arrangement is loyal to its' original
melody, and expose this beautiful melody
lines threw the basses , sopranos strings -
and harmonics (bells) sound effects.
5. ARVOLICOS de ALMANDRA
An old Jewish Spanish cheerfull song also from the
ARVOLICOS de ALMANDRA means: Almonds trees garden.
The words and the music deals with love, nature youth and hope.
The arrangement is loyal to its' original melody.
This piece requite an energetic temperament from the performance,
It also demands some virtuoso capabilities.
Dedicated to Mr. Gregory Newton
6. The VAGABOND
An oriental Jewish old song.
It's sources are anonymous.
Today it sung as a Shabat Holiday song. the modern words
speaks about deep desire for being free as a bird ...
It is a LARGO ESPRESSIVO and Rubato ma non troppo molto espressivo
The melody goes twice: First with the bass strings, Second, as a tremolo on the
Dedicated to Mr. Gregory Newton
7. CAPRICCIO No 2.
The Capriccio is opening with largo dissonant cords that moving to their solutions
by shorts fragments of melodies.
Then there is a long subtle passage of triplets legatos that drives us to the climax:
Two voices heroic theme, which bothered by two fragments: a rhythmical one, and a legato one.
8. SEVEN ETUDES for solo guitar
This SEVEN ETUDS are seven short compositions, each of theme has it's
unique charasteristic and technical style.
Those SEVEN ETUDS have been written
to a group of dedicate guitar students that
has the will to play an original classic guitar compositions in there performances.
9. HOMAGE to AVIERA SANCHEZ
AVIERA SANCHES was a ten years old
Columbia girl, she died after an earth quaking
destroyed her town ARMERO in 1988.
AVIERA was buried in the distractive mud
up to her neck, yet, she was promising -
in global live TV broadcasting - that she will make
it out and live. I'm young... she said.
She died on the way to the hospital.
This composition starts with grave cordial
developing, there is a static D in the bottom,
There is an outcry - using Rasguado, and a moving
lasting phrases - using Tremolo.
10. THE FIRST STUDY BOOK for GUITAR
A new approach for a devoted guitar
beginner how wants to take control
- in a short period - on the base elements
of the guitar studying.
There is a gradual progress from the open
string to the first, second, third and forth
finger. the strings are gradually adds,
The progress are in , rhythm patrons, polyphony, cords,
technical, short pices etc'...
The guitar has a unique role here:
leading a full symphonic orchestra into
a total guitar music zone:
The guitar will lead...
but in a subtle manner.
The main conflicts will expose by the
guitar and will respond by the orchestra.
There is a repeating fragments:
a triplets rhythmical term that load the
tension to it's dramatically contrast.
2. MORNING IN THE VALLEY
Won the first Israel ACUM price (1991)A poem for a chamber orchestra and Guitar.
'... in this composition there is an integration
basses on the western music traditional,
the MEDITERRANEAN essence and the rich Spanish guitar music. The repeating theme
rhythm basset on a ISRAEL folk
dance called: HORA.
for recorder, guitar and chembalo or piano
This composition bass on a rythmical; dance song written in
1994 by MATETIAHU SHELEM,
One of the ISRAELI folk music founder.
The song had become folk dance in an harvest - holiday, named: "BEECORIM".
This composition starts as an arrangement but quit soon turned into
a new conception: new motives, new rythem, new moods and new harvests.
2. LARGO ESPRESSIVO
for cello and guitar
A melancholy composition;
A grief and largo espressivo lament,
played by the cello.
The guitar will support the cello in its'
traditional way: spreading a solid bottom
to the cello.
3 .FANTASIA and PASSACAGLIA (ms)
for guitar and alto recorder The conflict of the composition lays in the
middle part and in the end both sides trying
to play the open theme together, while each
instrument and artist show his point of view.
The PASSACAGLIA basses on a short melancholy melody displayed by the guitar.
for guitar, viola & flute (or violin)
Each instrument has its individual
motive, playing theme altogether brings out some magical light.
for GUITAR QUARTET
The Quartet based on three
moods elements, each one is contrast
to the other - yet, there is one music
concept that unite and bond them.
This work suggested the players to observe
to each other concept and collaborate while
playing those three extreme different subjects.
6. TWO DUETS for guitar and cello
Two compositions in one volume,
The first one named: 'DUET' is a short expressionist piece ,
in which the guitar and the cello are moving together around
a molto expressivo melodies. There is an extreme contrast between he
heavy melodies to the light - subtle accompaniment.
The second composition named: 'MEETING'.
The cello will start with a baroque-like melody,
the guitar will imitate this line, but then conducting the whole
composition into a new
and much more exprassional-style region.
The composition ends when the guitar is able
to teach and guide the cello to new and different subject.
The Spanish Guitar Flavor,
A salute to the greatest Spanish guitar composers: Sanz, Sor, Albe'niz,
Granados, Tarrega, Rodrigo.
Lahav Originals arrangements
2. GUITAR RECITAL:
Program no. 1
Guitar music from all times:
J. B. Bach: Lute suits.
L. S. Weiss: Prelude, Capriccio, Fantasia.
Sor, H. V. Lobos. Albe'niz, Lahav.
Program no. 2
Mainly Naftali Lahav:
Sonata in Do, Re, Mi.
Canaa'n - en oriental fantasia
Three Jewish & Spanish old songs.
Born in 1952 at kibbutz MIZRA, ISRAEL.
Graduated from the Rubin Academy of Music
in Jerusalem (1981)
Many of his compositions have been published.
Naftali Lahav is a unique guitar performer;
expert in producing a sonority guitar sound.
His sound is wide, warm and velvety.
In his concerts, Lahav emphasizing his personal interpretation to a well known compositions as well as his own.