ECHOES OF THE SOUL
Celebration of Julian Dawes’ latest Album
With Alex Knapp as an interviewer
DATE: Sunday 23rd June 2019
Venue: Shomrei Hadath, 64 Burrard Rd, London NW6 1DD
A unique experience of celebrating Julian Dawes’ Echoes of the Soul album, music on Jewish themes which includes three song cycles: I Never Saw Another Butterfly; Songs From Shir Hashirim and Songs From Hanagid. Other pieces include liturgical settings from the High Holy Days, Kaddish for Tenor, Baritone and Piano, The Priestly Blessing for a cappella chorus, three arrangements of well-known Jewish melodies for Mezzo soprano and piano, three reflective solo piano pieces and Hal’lu Et Adonai B’chalil (Praise the Lord with the flute) for flute and piano. For a considerable time his music has been inspired by Jewish Themes: Biblical, Hebrew Poetry and the Holocaust, as reflected on Echoes of the Soul.
Julian will be interviewed by Alex Knapp, who is a Cambridge graduate with a PhD in music. He has, for the past 50 years, worked in the field of Jewish music as researcher, author, lecturer, composer, arranger, and pianist.
“The music covers the entire gamut of moods, ranging all the way from poignant and tragic to joyful and humorous. This recording is a precious gem and deserves to form part of the collection of every aficionado of Jewish music, regardless of religious background or affiliation. For I believe that Julian is one of the most significant twentieth and twenty-first century composers working in the field of Jewish art music anywhere in the world.”