SOLO Songs From Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll - tg

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Post by ewsmith » September 9th, 2020, 5:32 pm

Songs From Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898).


This is a compilation of the poems in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. As noted in the title, the poems are transformed into song, with sheet music included in the book. Music is by Lucy E. Broadwood. In addition to the text and sheet music, a digital version of the music in "midi" format is available from the Gutenberg site for the book. For the librivox recording, the poems will be read. ( Evan Smith)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36308
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Section [number] of Songs From Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Songs From Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Section [number] of Songs From Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of Section [number]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Songs From Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename songs_##_carroll_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. songs_01_carroll_128kb.mp3)


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Post by ewsmith » September 9th, 2020, 5:36 pm

Julian Pratley, who assisted me with my last project, has agreed to be the DPL for this.

Evan

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Post by TriciaG » September 10th, 2020, 5:07 pm

This is set up. Some notes:

I've changed the intro wording to "section" rather than "chapter". I've also greatly shortened the suggested file name. You can change both of these as you see fit. :)

(Man - I was hoping you were going to sing these!) :lol:
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by ewsmith » September 11th, 2020, 3:05 pm

Thanks Tricia. The shorter file name is fine - much easier. I'll add the section names in the MW later this evening.

And trust me. You wouldn't want me to sing. :)

Evan

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Post by TriciaG » September 12th, 2020, 1:28 pm

Moved to Going Solo. :)
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by ewsmith » September 13th, 2020, 6:32 am

Tricia:

I've been reading over the poems and I now realize that some are very short - several are only four lines. I think it would be odd, and probably not the norm, to have a separate section and include the standard intro with the book title, disclaimer, etc. and a closing for such short recordings.

The book is divided into two parts, one for "Alice in Wonderland" with 9 poems (about 1000 words) and one for "Through the Looking-Glass" with 10 (about 2000 words). That length would seem fine to divide it into two sections, but is there some way to list the individual poems? Can a section title have a list of subsections? I tried searching the wiki but couldn't find anything that covered this. If there is something on this topic, please point me in the right direction.

Thanks,
Evan

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Post by TriciaG » September 13th, 2020, 2:17 pm

The second-and-subsequent section intro for solos is shorter than the standard, long form one for group projects. I saw that the poems were short, but figured the short intro would be fine for those.

If you want, you could group them as you said, but there isn't a way to list individual poem/chapter titles when they're grouped together. Well, you could list them all in the section title, but it will all run together. (Different type of project, but they would run together like this: https://librivox.org/narrative-of-my-captivity-by-fanny-kelly/ ) Or you could simply name the sections "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" or similar.
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by ewsmith » September 22nd, 2020, 12:46 pm

Based on that feedback, I'll keep the poems as separate files.

I've uploaded sections 1 and 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/songs_01_carroll_128kb.mp3
duration 00:52

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/songs_02_carroll_128kb.mp3
duration 01:57

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Post by julianpratley » September 26th, 2020, 4:17 am

Alice in Wonderland is just the best! First two sections are PL OK :D
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Post by ewsmith » September 30th, 2020, 12:56 pm


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Post by julianpratley » October 3rd, 2020, 3:47 pm

“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
― Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

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Post by ewsmith » October 14th, 2020, 12:48 pm


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Post by julianpratley » October 17th, 2020, 12:49 am

Both PL OK :)
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Post by ewsmith » October 21st, 2020, 1:18 pm

I have uploaded three more:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/songs_09_carroll_128kb.mp3
duration 01:21

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/songs_11_carroll_128kb.mp3
duration 00:42

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/songs_12_carroll_128kb.mp3
duration 04:30

I've skipped #10 for now. I'll need to do some research before recording Jabberwocky - I need to check the pronunciation of all the odd words.

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Post by julianpratley » October 25th, 2020, 10:40 pm

That's fair enough, there are certainly some weird ones! Those three chapters are PL OK :thumbs:
The Walrus and the Carpenter is one of my favourite poems :D
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