[CLOSED!] Arthurian Collection 001: Poems and Tales Sign Up Sheet
LISTENER's WANTED Thread:
Each collection will contain 10 works.
Recordings are due as soon as you can get them in.
The first 10 in are the 10 for that collection.
(thanks for the photo kristin)
Interested in King Arthur and the Round table? Want to help gather an un-prescribed
number of Arthurian poems and tales from different eras in British literature?
Maybe you have a favorite an Arthurian poem or tale youve always wanted to do!
This collection is a sort of hunt-for-your-own version of an Arthurian poem, short legend, a chapter or two from a book (that can stand on its own) or other such text. Anything related to King Arthur, the Round Table, Merlin, or any other persons of Arthur's time period (even if Arthur is not specifically in the poem/tale) would be appropriate. (A larger work that is a complete book in itself, should be posted as such under either Readers Wanted: Books or Going Solo.)
- Suggetions: The Arthurian collection does not offer a definitive list of select works. But, if you cant come up with something, look in the second post below for suggestions. They are all in the public domain.
- Finding your own: It might take a little work on your part to find something. Search in the usual reliable sources: Gutenberg, Bartleby, or Poets' Corner. There are others. Or do a little search on your own. Just locate a reliable source and be sure to provide it when you sign up.
- Caveat: Anything Arthurian, yes, but, for a particular collection, if someones already selected a poem, please choose to contribute something different for this collection. Feel free to contribute your own version of that same work in another Arthurian collection. Check the sign-up list at the bottom of this post.
New at This? Want a Refresher? Looking for Fresh Insights?
- Check out the basics on recording for Librivox: Recording for LV
- If this is your first recording, you'll also find this useful: Guide to Recording!
- Even if you've been recording for awhile you may wish to Improve Your Recordings
- An LV reader tells of his personal experiences with Making Things Sound Great.
Please give your sound file a final full listen before sending. It might be good to listen to it a day or so after you feel it's done, to gain a fresh perspective. As these are "longish" poems, it would be very helpful if you could check for long gaps (silences), missing groups of words/stanzas, and/or an over-abundance of what you might feel to be "technical dificulties." Please feel free to PM the coordinator at any time for help, or with/for suggestions (only if you ask), or a sympathetic ear. The project coordinator is always available.
WHAT TO DO
1. Find a Poem and Check Its Sources
As usual, you may choose any poem in the public domain, as long as its subject is King Arthur.
Please help by providing information on the source of the poem when you initially post what you wish to read.
(Read about this later under Posting Your Link and Citation.)
Keep these links at hand, as all submissions must cite their sources.
- Bartleby is an excellent resource for public-domain poetry: Bartleby
- Another good source is Poets' Corner
- Guttenberg.org is the mother lode. Browse through a poet's books there: Gutenberg.org
If you'd like help on improving your recordings, Read This.
Please follow this simple outline:
- At the very start of the recording, leave 3-4 seconds of silence.
- Read: "This is a Librivox recording.
All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain.
For more information and to find out how you can
volunteer, please visit Librivox.org."
- Read: "Recording by [your name]."
If you'd like, add the recording date, your locale, and your personal blog/url.
- Read: "[Title], by [author]
- Leave 4-5 seconds of silence
- Begin reading your selection and keep going...
- At the end of your reading leave 3-5 seconds of silence
- Read: "End of poem/story/tale. This recording is in the public domain."
- Leave 7-8 seconds or so of silence at the end.
- Go on to editing/preparing your sound file for upload
If you're looking for free cross platform software that records and edits, Audacity may be for you.
If you'd like personal help with anything, post questions here or on the Need Help? Get Advice Forum
- Set your recording software for these specs: Bit Rate: 128 kbps and Sample Rate: 44100 kHzs
- Set the ID3 tags like this:
Title: Poem Title/Story/Tale (e.g. Merlin's Song)
Artist: Author Name (e.g. Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Album: Athurian Poems and Tales
Comments: (Optional) You can put "Recorded by [your name]" here if you wish.
- Check to be certain that you are about to save the file as an MP3
- Save the file in all lower case using this specific filename format:
[poem's title]_[author's last name]_[your initials].mp3
What To Do With Your Completed Recording and Citation Info
- Either post a personal link to your completed files here in the thread... or
- My prefered upload option is detailed here: READ THIS. Here you upload (FTP) files directly to me.
- Another upload option is to simply log on to: librivox.kayray.org using the password: vox.
Your contribution will be moved and deleted from here once your sound files are reviewed.
- A final and often disappointing way to transfer files is to email your sound files via youSENDit to:
cloudmountain AT gmail DOT com. You can visit youSENDit HERE. Sending large files this way can be problematic.
- Whatever method you use for uploading your sound files, please
post the retrieval link in this thread together with your citation.
- Be certain to include precise link to the source of the poem so
the poem's public domain status can be checked.
(Gutenberg, Bartleby, Poets' Corner...)
When you post your link (especially for the first time) please also include the following information:
- Your name as you would like it credited on the catalog page
- Any URL you want your name linked to (only if your information is not yet in the LV wiki) Check Your Status Here!.
- And please keep in mind the Special Request at the top of this post. Thanks.
..........Title/Source • Author • LV Reader • Forthcoming/Complete
- Morte d'Arthur • Alfred, Lord Tennyson • Cloud Mountain • Complete
- The Lady of Shalott (1833 version) Alfred, Lord Tennyson • kristin • Complete
- The Lady of Shalott (1843 version) Alfred, Lord Tennyson • Caeristhiona • Complete
- Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere - A Fragment • Alfred, Lord Tennyson • kristin • Complete
- The Day Before the Trial • Algernon Charles Swinburne • kristin • Complete
- Guenevere • Sara Teasdale • Starlite • Complete
- Arthur, from The Age of Chivalry, King Arthur and His Knights, Chap. 4 & 5 • Thomas Bulfinch • shortcircuit • Forthcoming
- The Sangreal, from The Age of Chivalry, King Arthur and His Knights, Chap. 9-11 • Thomas Bulfinch • Sandra • Complete
- Merlin, from The Age of Chivalry, King Arthur and His Knights, Chap. 3 • Thomas Bulfinch • Sayeth • Forthcoming
- Dedication of the Idylls • Alfred, Lord Tennyson • findingcamelot • Complete
- Lancelot and Elaine • Alfred, Lord Tennyson • findingcamelot • Forthcoming
- Guinevere • Alfred, Lord Tennyson • findingcamelot • Complete
- Merlin and Vivien • Alfred, Lord Tennyson • kaffen • Complete