Dreams of Peace & Freedom : Part VII
Non Semper Imbres reprise
Words by James Logie Robertson
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
Non Semper Imbres - a musical setting by Sue Casson
of further verses from James Logie Robertson's Scottish dialect poem Non Semper Imbres.
David Maxwell Fyfe copies out this poem in a letter to his wife Sylvia as the trials are drawing to a close, saying that it 'rather expresses our mood just now'.
Non Semper Imbres is first sung in Dreams of Peace & Freedom III to evoke the landscape of David Maxwell Fyfe's childhood. In this reprise later verses from the poem, with their implicit message of hope - ‘not always raining’ look forward to a world after the Nuremberg Trials, and better times to come.