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Soothing Songs for Unsettled Times
During lockdown the solace of pictures and soothing sounds have provided a welcome escape
from a scary world.
On Twitter, I went back to the beginning of my Words in Pictures lyric video series, to share them in the order they were made each week.
Now lockdown has eased it seems the perfect time for the last in the series of soothing songs - Beachcomber, a lullaby from the east coast sea. Here's to many walks along the shore this summer.
'Sea swallowed mystery
Mistily calls from the sea''
2020 marks the anniversaries of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials (75 years) and the European Convention on Human Rights (70 years)
The events are linked by David Maxwell Fyfe, who played a leading part in both.
Sue Casson's moving song cycle Dreams of Peace & Freedom, is at the heart of
She has written a series of blogs about the inspiration behind the music
- click to read the latest on why she set excerpts from The Magna Carta
A mastered recording of
Dreams of Peace & Freedom
will be launched on July 27th.
A podcast performance
by David Maxwell Fyfe's family
is available now on
SoundCloud and YouTube
Click icon to hear
Casson is a founding director of TSLR,
an incubation company for a host of artistic and educational project.
English Cabaret is her production partnership with Tom Blackmore.
Follow them @EnglishCabaret
or click on a logo to visit the sites and see what's in the pipeline.
To commemorate the twin anniversaries,
English Cabaret are releasing a film, recording, podcast and book,
and planning a series of performances.