Ey Sabā – Video Release

Sabā is the bringer of spring, the Northeastern wind, which can carry with itself secrets of lovers, and happy news from the land of the beloved. Rejuvenating and refreshing life along its path, Sabā makes an appearance in so many of Hafez’s sonnets, a cornerstone of Persian literature.

Written at the request of soprano Julia Dawson for her and violinist Guillaume Faraut, this piece was composed during a time of isolation following COVID-19, canceling nearly all music-related events and live concerts.

Poem

ای صبا نکهتی از خاک ره یار بیار
ببر اندوه دل و مژده دلدار بیار

“The post-boy wind that comes from the land of my Friend, Bring an amulet for the soul, the musk-scented screed of my Friend — “
Hafez – translation by Peter Avery

Recording

Composed by: Iman Habibi
Sopano: Julia Dawson
Violin: Guillaume Faraut
Mixing and Editin: Alexander Brusencev

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