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This cycle of songs has grown organically over the past decade.
The first four settings of Rupert Brooke's war sonnets, and an initial setting of James Logie Robertson's Non Semper Imbres were written for the short film Under an English Heaven,
the first telling of the Maxwell Fyfe story.
The score was expanded for its Edinburgh Festival performances as Dreams of Peace & Freedom, including a setting of part of
Magna Carta for the 800th anniversary, which became
The recording ambition for Dreams of Peace & Freedom has also grown with the project. We are presently introducing violin and cello to the voices as a soundtrack to the film, which will be available early in 2020. In the meantime, you can hear the recording opposite, and earlier and live recordings on English Cabaret's Soundcloud profile.