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This moving cycle of songs offering an intimate insight into the birth of modern human rights in Europe, premiered at C South, St Peter's Lutton Place as part of the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
As a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, Edinburgh-born David Maxwell Fyfe
cross-examined Goering and subsequently championed human rights and The European Convention.
The story is told in words from his letters and speeches, interwoven with settings of Rupert Brooke,
James Logie Robertson, and other poetry that inspired him.
'A timely intervention in the debate on human rights' MUSICALTALK
Three Weeks Editor's Pick Week 2
'lyrical piano and ... exquisite singing...
Sue Casson's compositions are
delicate and uplifting'
'Beautiful... Enthralling. Sublime'
in the Fringe Review's Top 20 Music Shows
Blow out you Bugles
Now, God be Thanked
These recordings of Dreams of Peace & Freedom were made at
Essential Studios in the Autumn of 2014
Narrator Robert Blackmore,
Voices Lily Blackmore & Sue Casson (at the piano)
You can hear an expanded playlist on SOUNDCLOUD
conceived & directed by Tom Blackmore
And in 2018, it featured in a documentary about
the Nuremberg Trials made by Russian film-maker
In 2015, to chime with the Magna Carta 800 celebrations and the centenary of Rupert Brooke's death it toured the country with a series of pop up performances.
Find out more at English Cabaret
Dreams of Peace & Freedom grew from a collection of choral pieces
originally written to underscore Under an English Heaven,
and performed at the launch the Kilmuir Papers Website.
Hear the Phoenix Choir, under the direction of David Chapman sing a selection by clicking here.
All Shall be Well
It is now at the heart of The Human's in the Telling
a family story, that tells of the journey of David Maxwell Fyfe from Nuremberg to Strasbourg,
and explores our discovery of his life and work, inspiring people not to forget the stories of the past,
but to learn its lessons to shape the future.
We are presently producing a new recording of Dreams of Peace & Freedom
for release in June 2020.