COMPLETE: Weekly Poetry: O Canada! by Weir - PO/ll

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Post by LibraryLady » June 25th, 2006, 7:18 am

All recordings can be found on the catalog page: http://librivox.org/o-canada/

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

This week we read O Canada!, by Robert Stanley Weir. The poem can be found online here: http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/sc-cs/anthem_e.cfm
Thanks to marlodianne for suggesting we do this one for Canada Day.
O Canada!
by Robert Stanley Weir


O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
At the beginning, read the abbreviated "librivox disclaimer":
"O Canada!, by Robert Stanley Weir, read for librivox.org by [your name], forCanada Day, 2006" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal url, if you wish.

At the End say: End of poem. (Optionally add: This recording is in the public domain.)

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

File name ? all in lowercase: o_canada_weir_[your initials].mp3

ID-3 tags:
Title: O Canada! - Read by [your initials]
Artist: Robert Stanley Weir
Album: LibriVox Weekly Poetry

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

Please check the 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

You may either post a link to your completed files here in the thread or email them to me via http://www.yousendit.com/ at this address: ac DOT timshel AT gmail DOT com. If you use yousendit, please post the link it generates in this thread as well.

When you post your link, please include your name as you would like it credited on the catalog page and any URL by which you would like it accompanied. (Note: This is necessary only if your information is not yet in the wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/ListOfReadersCatalogNames#preview)

If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 5:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, July 1st.

Enjoy!

(And remember, anyone who submits a recording can choose 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: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1114)
Last edited by LibraryLady on July 2nd, 2006, 9:58 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by jojojo8888 » June 25th, 2006, 8:19 pm

Quick question, should this be sung or read?
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Post by LibraryLady » June 25th, 2006, 8:30 pm

Hmm, good question! I guess there's no reason not to sing it if you want to. I'll make it reader's choice.
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Post by jojojo8888 » June 25th, 2006, 8:55 pm

Anyone who wants to sing this can get the music to help them at this site as a free download. http://www.singforcanada.ca/anthem.html
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Post by jojojo8888 » June 25th, 2006, 8:58 pm

Heres my regular version of O Canada

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=5F166B0A79A99F3B

I can't sing it worth crap lol, but hopefully someone can, because just reading it doesn't do it justice.

And once again, Tyler is just fine for the catalog entry :mrgreen:
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Post by Masyukun » June 25th, 2006, 10:04 pm

This is my first LibriVox recording! Hope it's ok.

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=919B5398525A8547
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Post by Breefolk » June 26th, 2006, 4:42 am

I couldn't bring myself to just read it. Too many years of singing it at various events I suppose. So please don't laugh at my singing. I hope it is good enough, even if they won't be inviting me to sing the anthem at any event any time soon. :)

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=8F5F23E064C21547

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Post by Breefolk » June 26th, 2006, 5:03 am

Oops, forgot to add that my name is Christiane Levesque, for the catalogue of course.

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Post by LibraryLady » June 26th, 2006, 5:50 am

I got all three, thanks folks, each well done! The singing is beautiful, Christiane. On the other hand, the readings make me pay more attention to the words. I like having both!

Masyukun - welcome to LibriVox! How do you want your name and optionally URL to appear in the catalog?
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Post by Starlite » June 26th, 2006, 9:02 am

Ok here is mine. I figured since I was Canadian, I had better do it!

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=71B95FA173ED8B37

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Post by Masyukun » June 26th, 2006, 9:11 am

LibraryLady wrote:Masyukun - welcome to LibriVox! How do you want your name and optionally URL to appear in the catalog?
Thank you for the welcome! My name is "Matthew Royal." No URL, thanks. Sorry about not including my name with the post. :oops:
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Post by LibraryLady » June 26th, 2006, 7:33 pm

Matthew - no worries, thanks for the info!

Starlite - got it, lovely reading! I liked how your voice trailed a bit at the end.
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Post by gypsygirl » June 26th, 2006, 9:03 pm

My first attempt at the weekly poetry readings: http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=0611E0B62962BA58

Karen

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Post by LibraryLady » June 26th, 2006, 9:08 pm

Wow, Karen, I'm thoroughly impressed! I would never have the nerve to sing for a recording, I admire all of you who do!
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Post by Starlite » June 27th, 2006, 2:38 am

LibraryLady wrote:
Starlite - got it, lovely reading! I liked how your voice trailed a bit at the end.
he he thats "fade out" I thought it would be appropriate :)
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