COMPLETE-When Stars Are in the Quiet Skies-Bulwer-Lytton

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Post by kristin » March 16th, 2008, 3:40 am

This project is now complete and can be found here:
http://librivox.org/when-stars-are-in-the-quiet-skies-by-edward-bulwer-lytton/

When Stars Are in the Quiet Skies
by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many Librivox volunteers as possible!

This week's poem can be found here.

Please be sure that your recording software is set to the following technical specifications:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz

Have questions on "how"?
Check LV's Recording Notes thread before recording: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
If this is your first recording, you'll also find this useful: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording

Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
When Stars Are in the Quiet Skies by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]


Then read the poem:

WHEN stars are in the quiet skies,
Then most I pine for thee;
Bend on me then thy tender eyes,
As stars look on the sea!
For thoughts, like waves that glide by night,
Are stillest when they shine;
Mine earthly love lies hush’d in light
Beneath the heaven of thine.

There is an hour when angels keep
Familiar watch o’er men,
When coarser souls are wrapp’d in sleep—
Sweet spirit, meet me then!
There is an hour when holy dreams
Through slumber fairest glide;
And in that mystic hour it seems
Thou shouldst be by my side.

My thoughts of thee too sacred are
For daylight’s common beam:
I can but know thee as my star,
My angel and my dream;
When stars are in the quiet skies,
Then most I pine for thee;
Bend on me then thy tender eyes,
As stars look on the sea!



At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:
End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.



Please leave a few seconds of silence at the end of your recording.

Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:

File name - all in lowercase: stars_bulwerlytton_[your initials].mp3
(ex. stars_bulwerlytton_klh.mp3)

ID3 tags (Version 2):
Title: When Stars Are in the Quiet Skies - Read by [YOUR INITIALS] (ex. When Stars Are in the Quiet Skies - Read by KLH)
Artist: Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Album: LibriVox Weekly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]

Transfer of files (completed recordings)
  • If you have your own server space, post the link here. Please leave the file in this location until the project is catalogued.
  • If you don't have your own server space, please upload with the LibriVox uploader:
http://upload.librivox.org
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You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: kh - kristin

Please post a link to your file in this thread.

When you post your link, please include your name as you would like it credited on the catalogue page and any URL by which you would like it accompanied. (Note: This is only necessary if you have not done so for another project.)

If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 0600 GMT Sunday, March 23rd (12:00am CST)

(And remember, anyone can suggest a poem for a certain week and/or coordinate an upcoming weekly poem! If you'd like to suggest a poem or coordinate a future Weekly Poetry project, please visit this thread.)


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Last edited by kristin on March 29th, 2008, 8:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.
[size=75]Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world. - Jasper Fforde[/size]

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Post by ductapeguy » March 16th, 2008, 4:42 am

WooHoo for Edward Bulwer-Lytton. I'll definitely be recording this one. He coined some memorable expressions and his name is synonymous with bad writing.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (May 25, 1803–January 18, 1873) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the infamous incipit "It was a dark and stormy night." Despite his popularity in his heyday, today his name is known as a byword for bad writing. San Jose State University’s annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for bad writing is named after him.
That reminded me that I hadn't checked out the winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for I couple years so I clicked the handy link on Wikipedia and got:
The 2007 overall winner was Jim Gleeson, a media technician from Madison, Wisconsin. His entry was:

"Gerald began -- but was interrupted by a piercing whistle which cost him ten percent of his hearing permanently, as it did everyone else in a ten-mile radius of the eruption, not that it mattered much because for them "permanently" meant the next ten minutes or so until buried by searing lava or suffocated by choking ash -- to pee."
This one is going to be boatloads of fun. :)
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Post by Shurtagal » March 16th, 2008, 1:03 pm

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Post by gmcknight » March 16th, 2008, 4:56 pm

Hi
Posted my version of the poem

I am not aware of this poet since I have avoided English romantic writers from his era

The sound might not be the best due to road noise in a hot night with the air conditioner turned off to reduce noise in a room in Dakar Senegal a night before my week long conference in Africa

Glenn

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Post by ductapeguy » March 16th, 2008, 5:21 pm

gmcknight wrote:Hi
Posted my version of the poem

I am not aware of this poet since I have avoided English romantic writers from his era

The sound might not be the best due to road noise in a hot night with the air conditioner turned off to reduce noise in a room in Dakar Senegal a night before my week long conference in Africa

Glenn
Sounds good Glenn. Remember to copy the link to the file from the uploader and paste it into the forum thread. I've got it for you here: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_gm.mp3
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Post by ductapeguy » March 16th, 2008, 5:40 pm

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Post by kristin » March 16th, 2008, 8:51 pm

Thanks, Sean, Glenn, Shurtagal. :D
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Post by alana » March 17th, 2008, 5:49 am

Here's mine! My first Librivox recording! I'm so excited!

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_[acj].mp3

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Post by Quinkish » March 17th, 2008, 6:49 am

This is my first attempt at recording for Librivox - I hope it is OK. Any feedback would be welcomed. :wink:

Rachel


http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_rll.mp3

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Post by kristin » March 17th, 2008, 2:14 pm

alana wrote:Here's mine! My first Librivox recording! I'm so excited!

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_[acj].mp3

Alana
Welcome Alana, great recording. There are a few technical things to work out though. The sample rate is at 22khz and it needs to be at 44khz, you should be able to change this setting in your audio program. I've converted it to 44 so no need to worry about it for this one. I also amplified the volume a bit as it was a little low.
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Post by kristin » March 17th, 2008, 2:20 pm

Quinkish wrote:This is my first attempt at recording for Librivox - I hope it is OK. Any feedback would be welcomed. :wink:

Rachel


http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_rll.mp3
Welcome, Rachel. Lovely recording. I did need to amplify it as the volume was a bit low, you might try turning up your mic volume a bit.

I'll need to know how you would like your name listed in the catalogue and if you have a website you would like linked to your name.
[size=75]Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world. - Jasper Fforde[/size]

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Post by Quinkish » March 17th, 2008, 3:57 pm

Hello Kristin, thank you for the encouragement - I will turn up my mic volume and maybe have a try on the fortnightly poem.

I don't have a website to link. My catalogue name is: Rachel Lintern

Thanks,

Rachel

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Post by DancingYoga » March 17th, 2008, 5:38 pm

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_ds.mp3

Here is my attempt. This is also my first recording for librivox. Love the idea and happy to volunteer.

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Post by kristin » March 18th, 2008, 11:42 am

Thanks, Debi. Everything looks and sounds good. :thumbs:
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Post by zadokprincess » March 18th, 2008, 6:50 pm

Here is mine.
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_cf.mp3

I know the volume is low. I have it set on the highest setting(my mic) I also tried to adjust it on Audacity with the amps etc, but when I tried, I could not click on anything to adjust it. I don't know why.. .maybe its the version I have?
But everything was "grayed" out where it says "Effect".
... :)
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