Performed with the Cathedral’s own choir and Organ Facilities
The music of the Oud is inspired by the sounds found during the time of King David. This music dates back to the time of Israel and the Middle East. This program is perfect for Cathedral and places of worship. Ramy was inspired in Cathedrals and Sacred places, people came in droves to attend his concert for having never heard this music coupled with the Oud.
The Oud in ancient Egypt was played only in sacred places for worship until 1500-B.C. This reason was because of it’s haunting sounds that captivates hearts and mind. One example, was its music that used during the time of King David and in his tent. Other instruments used were, the Doof, Kannour, Oud, Nai and Rabbab; many are no longer heard or used today. The Oud instrument was also played during the Babylonian and Egyptians times and was specifically used for their sacred music.
This sacred music project includes Middle Eastern and North African music. Sufi music, which is known as an Israeli and Islamic sound, was inspired by the Psalms of David. This ran 60 minutes long and Ramy was grateful to be joined by the Choir of the Cathedral of Saint Luke and it’s orchestra. This project can either be a solo project or joined by a choir, organ or musicians of the Cathedral itself.