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My 13th Solo Album: Sunday Morning

It’s been an adventuresome year in making my new CD, “Sunday Morning,” and this weekend, Watchfire Music launched it out into the world!
https://watchfiremusic.com/shop/albums/sunday-morning/

13 songs for my 13th solo album.

I am grateful and truly blessed to get to share it here with you. Thanks to my producer, Peter Link, for enabling this project in so many ways. I hope you will enjoy clicking through to listen to the music, download the album and get your hands on the shippable CD!

Julia Wade: Sunday Morning — Music and lyrics by Peter Link | Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link 🎶

Get the Sheet Music, Study Tracks and Accompaniment Tracks here:  https://watchfiremusic.com/shop/sheet-music/solos-for-sunday-morning-dsm-bundle/

 

 

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November 6, 2017 at 6:51 pm Leave a comment

David Bowie and the Six Degrees of Separation

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In pondering David Bowie’s passing this week and celebrating his life and work with the rest of the world, I’ve been reminded of my own David Bowie story — my David and Iman story – with its six degrees of separation.

Do you know the theory of “Six Degrees of Separation”? Wikipedia defines it this way: “Everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.”

My David and Iman story definitely proved this theory and it’s a sweet memory with a great lesson: (more…)

January 15, 2016 at 12:34 am Leave a comment

Nelson Mandela

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I have been reading, following, liking, commenting and posting on the passing of Nelson Mandela.  And his giant legacy.  And his giant gift of sacrifice and love for humankind.  I must share with you some wonderful writings on Mandela by some wonderful writers.  I invite you to comment and share your favorite writings, images, videos, and thoughts on this very great man who transformed a nation, a continent and our world for generations to come.  To Nelson Mandela with love.

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December 7, 2013 at 5:26 pm 4 comments

To Clap or Not to Clap — Applauding in Church

I received a Facebook message recently from a friend asking me about my thoughts on applauding musicians after performing during a church service.  As the Soloist for seven years at The Mother Church, (the international headquarters of the Christian Science church in Boston), I had many experiences that involved applause… and many that did not.

I messaged my FB friend back with my thoughts.  She then asked me to share my answer to a broader audience.  This issue has come up often, so it seemed like a good thing to do.  Here goes!
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Her Question:
“My question is related to the presentation and thanking of musicians during the services:  Many branch churches are considering being more socially warm toward our musicians. (organist and soloist).  Since the Church Alive Summit in Northern California*, many people are questioning whether applause is acceptable.

 I understand that The Mother Church (TMC) does not want to influence branch churches in their decisions, but I’m wondering why at times I have heard applause in the TMC service broadcast, and not at other times.”

* Regional gatherings of Christian Scientists and friends that are held around the world

My Answer:
Well, put on your seatbelt… Here are a lot of thoughts comin’ atcha!

I’m going to begin with the idea of applause in church.

First, it has been my experience that each branch church is working out applause and how to be more inclusive in their services on an individual basis.  I think it comes down to how the members of a particular church feel as a group.
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July 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm 13 comments

Christmas Peace To You

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“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful …” Isaiah 9:6


For The Children and Staff of  Sandy Hook:

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“Mother’s Evening Prayer” Music by Peter Link, Poem by Mary Baker Eddy
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December 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm 19 comments

Silk Road – Part 7: It’s Here!

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Yes, it’s here!  I’m excited!  Today marks the first full day out in the world for
SILK ROAD – Inspirational Journeys Across Planet Earth.

Having officially released this new CD just last night, I’m feeling grateful and, I admit, anxious over my newborn.  I’m celebrating, and fluttering nervously over my babe!  It’s been quite a journey getting this child out into broad daylight.  I want her to feel GOOD in the sun!

Well, like any parent, made new again by this new arrival, the new adventure begins!  This new CD gets to live and breathe in the world.  My hope and intention is that it will open some hearts and provoke some thoughtful responses at the very least.  (To read the first 6 parts of this blog series, click here.)

The creation process of this CD has certainly changed me.  It brought me further along in my own personal and artistic evolution.  I think that’s the most important part for me: Evolution.  I don’t EVER want to stop learning, exploring and discovering …

This project, SILK ROAD, symbolizes my quest to keep doing just those things.

Before I go any further, though, it seems like I ought to talk a little about the title song, Silk Road.  It’s the third track on the CD.  That’s an important spot on any album.
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December 6, 2012 at 1:32 am 1 comment

Silk Road — Part 5: When He Walks With Me

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This is Part 5 of a series of blog articles on my new forthcoming CD, “SILK ROAD – Inspirational Journeys Across Planet Earth.”
Click to read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

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Songwriter Julie Gold is a modern day visionary.  She might not put it that way, but she does receive regular gifts from God in the form of songs.

I am fortunate to have just recorded my third Julie Gold song, this one for the forth-coming CD, SILK ROAD.  The song is called “When He Walks With Me.”  It opens the CD in a most transcendent way.  That’s because I am fortunate to work regularly and closely with another visionary named Peter Link.

I don’t use the term “visionary” lightly, and it truly does apply to both of these musician/thinkers.  Together, through song, lyric, orchestral coloring and arrangement, “When He Walks With Me” becomes a kaleidoscope of prayer, anthem, protest and celebration.

“When He Walks With Me” is an inspirational song, which is right up my alley.  What makes this one different, though, is that it’s also an issue song.  It’s right there in the trenches grappling with the big world problems of today.  The song has its feet planted on terra firma in its expression of hope and healing.

It’s also a love song – between me, and He who walks with me.

I believe it’s the perfect song to open a new album whose themes are sacred and Inspirational, dealing with the issues of our world today and also the personal relationships with those closest to us.
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November 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm 2 comments

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