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A moving cycle of songs offering an intimate insight into the birth of modern human rights in Europe.
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
'An amazing and really important piece of work... the most incredibly stimulating piece of history. Stunning.'
Baroness Helena Kennedy
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
Find out more about David Maxwell Fyfe at Kilmuir Papers
Dreams of Peace & Freedom premiered at C South, St Peter's Lutton Place as part of the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Blow out you Bugles
Now, God be Thanked
Recorded at Essential Studios Autumn 2014
Narrator Robert Blackmore,
Voices Lily Blackmore & Sue Casson (at the piano)
conceived & directed by Tom Blackmore
In 2018, it featured in a documentary about the Nuremberg Trials made by Russian film-maker Cultural Solidarity.
To launch Project 2020 at Mansfield College, Oxford, it was performed with projections of archive footage and pictures, and subsequently presented at
The Palace of Justice in Nuremberg and The Palace of Westminster in London at the invitation of Dominic Grieve.
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 in 2015.
Dreams of Peace & Freedom grew from a collection of choral pieces written to underscore Under an English Heaven.
Hear the Phoenix Choir, under the direction of David Chapman sing a selection by clicking here.
All Shall be Well