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Part V

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These Hearts edited


Dreams of Peace & Freedom : Part V

These Hearts


Words from Rupert Brooke's War Sonnet IV, The Dead

Music by Sue Casson


David Maxwell Fyfe : Robert Blackmore

Sylvia Maxwell Fyfe : Lily Casson

Sung by Lily and Sue Casson

Played and narrated by Sue Casson


Violin : Mary Young

   Cello : Fraser Bowles


Recorded and mixed at Lana Banana Studios


These Hearts - a musical free setting by Sue Casson of part of Rupert Brooke's War Sonnet IV 'The Dead' inspired by David Maxwell Fyfe's response to seeing a film of the liberation of Auschwitz during the Nuremberg Trials.



Brooke’s Sonnet IV - The Dead begins


'These hearts were woven of human thoughts and cares'


a meditation on the humanity of the inert bodies lying on the muddy French battlefields. In the context of David Maxwell Fyfe’s story it could also suggest the obscene waste of life in concentration camps, film of the liberation of which was presented as evidence at Nuremberg.

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