[COMPLETE] Christmas Carol Collection 2011 - rg

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Post by RuthieG » October 2nd, 2011, 5:02 pm

Multilingual Christmas Carol Collection 2011.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2011-by-various/
This year's LibriVox selection of traditional Christmas carols
  • Feel free to choose any Christmas carol, in any language, which is in the public domain.
  • There are some links to carol books in this post.
  • Each singer may submit as many carols as they wish (well, within reason ;) ).
  • If you are unsure about the public domain status of words, music and arrangement, please post here with full details of the source before you record, so that we can be sure that everything is out of copyright. Any accompaniment must be performed by yourself.
  • More sections will be added if necessary
DEADLINE - extended to 18th December 2011

If you want to check what has been included in previous Christmas collections, look at these:

http://librivox.org/christmas_poetry_and_hymn_collection/
http://librivox.org/librivox-2006-christmas-short-works-collection/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2006/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2007/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2008/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2009/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2009/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2010/

But remember, it doesn't matter if it has been recorded before. A choice of voice is always welcome at Librivox! :D

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BC Admin Recording Notes:
  • Set your recording software to:
    • Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title] by [author], *sung in [language] "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"

    * optional
  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
  • If you wish, you may also say: "Sung by [your name]."
  • Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.

    AFTER recording:
  • Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.xx.of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
  • Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    File name all in lowercase: [carol's title]_[author's last name]_[your initials].mp3
    (e.g. harktheherald_wesley_rg.mp3)
    (File name all in lower case, and title all in one word with NO leading articles (the, a, an) and NO SPACES)
  • ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/How_to_Add_or_Edit_ID3_Tags)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: Language - Title (e.g. Hark the Herald Angels Sing)
    Artist: Author name (e.g. John Wesley)
    Album: Christmas Carol Collection 2011

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
  • Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Please include the following information:
    * Link to the text (and music) source
    * Author's/translator's (and composer's) name, birth and death dates
    * Title of the carol
    * Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss
    * and if this is your first recording: how you would like to be listed in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.
  • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
    http://upload.librivox.org
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    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: rg - RuthieG
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
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Post by aravis » October 3rd, 2011, 11:17 am

Hi Ruth!

Do you need a DPL? I'd love to, if I may! :D
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Post by RuthieG » October 3rd, 2011, 12:07 pm

Oooh, please! :D

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Post by RuthieG » October 3rd, 2011, 1:32 pm

Some sources for Christmas carols:

ENGLISH (with some Latin)
Arundel Hymns (c1905) by Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk, (1847-1917); Charles Tindal Gatty
http://www.archive.org/details/arundelhymnsmusi00norfuoft
Words in Latin and English. Some very good stuff here.

Christmas with the Poets: A Collection of Songs, Carols, and Descriptive Verses Relating to the Festival of Christmas from the Anglo-Norman Period to the Present Time (1852) Henry Vizetelly. Some very interesting items in this.
http://www.archive.org/details/christmaswithpo01chrigoog

Christmas Carols from the Wellesley Song Book (c1917) by Wellesley College
http://www.archive.org/details/christmascarolsf00well
Plenty of good traditional carols, with music.

The Festival Song Budget: Christmas 1913 (1913)
http://www.archive.org/details/festivalsongbudg00newy

Christmas carols ancient and modern by William Lawrence Tomlins (1844-1930)
http://www.archive.org/details/christmascarolsa00toml

Christmas Carols (1900) by Francis Landon Humphreys (1851-1937)
http://www.archive.org/details/christmascarols00humpgoog

Christmas carols; old English carols for Christmas and other festivals (1922) by Lavinia Edna Walter; Lucy Etheldred Broadwood, (d. 1929)
http://www.archive.org/details/christmascarolso00walt


FRENCH:
Ten provençal carols (c1918) by Micoulau Saboly (1614-1675)
http://www.archive.org/details/tenprovenalcar00sabo
Words in English and French

GERMAN:
Weihnacht-spiele und lieder aus Süddeutschland und Schlesien (1875) ed. Dr. Karl Weinhold (1823-1901)
http://www.archive.org/details/weihnachtspiele00weingoog

Evangelisches Gesangbuch (1889) by Evangelical Synod of North America
http://www.archive.org/details/evangelischesge00amergoog
Hard to read

Evangelisches Gesangbuch für Kirche, Schule und Haus in Basel-stadt und Basel-land (1859) by Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche des Kantons Basel-Stadt,
http://www.archive.org/details/evangelischesge00unkngoog
Hard to read

Any more PD sources, particularly for carols in other languages, will be most heartily welcomed. :)

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Post by RuthieG » October 15th, 2011, 3:24 am

Shamelessly bumping this thread up the list, I thought I would say that I am going to have a try at doing Holst's Christmas Day - Choral Fantasy on Old Carols. If it comes off, it should be lovely. If it doesn't, you won't ever hear it. :lol:

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Post by kayray » November 5th, 2011, 12:35 pm

Just replying to make sure I'm notified of new submissions, which should then remind me to record something :)
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Post by readextra » November 7th, 2011, 9:58 pm

Is this singing or just reading lyrics?

And if this is singing, is it to be a capella?

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Post by kayray » November 8th, 2011, 12:25 am

Have a listen to last year's Christmas Carol Collection
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2010/

:)
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Post by RuthieG » November 8th, 2011, 12:52 am

readextra wrote:Is this singing or just reading lyrics?

And if this is singing, is it to be a capella?
Singing, please, Sean! A capella or accompanied - both are welcome but any accompaniment must be performed by yourself and we must be sure of the public domain status of words, music and arrangement, so please post here with full details of the source before you record, so that we can be sure that everything is out of copyright.

If you prefer to read the words only of a carol, that would be most welcome in the Christmas Short Works Collection.

A selection of snippets from previous carol collections is included in the latest podcast.

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Post by Libertyness » November 8th, 2011, 10:17 am

Hi Ruth,
I'm trying to find a good song to record and am currently leafing through the Choral Public Domain Library. Their CPDL copyright states
..if you distribute copies of a musical work under the CPDL license, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, can freely distribute, perform and record the musical work. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights."
I'm no expert but in short I suppose that means I cannot use the pdf's of sheet music on the site for my recording, correct?
In any event, I do think it's an excellent resource to find old timey carols I like, which I can then search for in a PD format.

Liberty

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Post by RuthieG » November 8th, 2011, 2:17 pm

Sigh. I hate that. They call themselves the Choral Public Domain Library and then stick a copyright notice on everything. Just transcribing a piece of music doesn't give you the right to a new copyright. However, without seeing an original, it is impossible to see if they have changed anything, so we still can't use it.

Fortunately, it is a good resource for finding things, and then tracking them down elsewhere. Try the Sheet Music Consortium being careful to check publication date (pre 1923) as there is lots of copyrighted stuff up there. Or Hathi Trust, perhaps. These ones are all full view for me - US people may be able to see others that they won't allow me to see. Again, be careful on the publication date.

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Post by TriciaG » November 8th, 2011, 2:34 pm

It ain't perfect, but it's something.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/iheardthebells_longfellow_tg.mp3

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/i_heard_the_bells_caulkin.htm
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) and John Baptiste Calkin (1827-1905)
2:23 run time
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Post by RuthieG » November 9th, 2011, 9:23 am

Thanks, Tricia, for getting us on the move! :D

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Post by TriciaG » November 9th, 2011, 10:27 am

I Saw Three Ships
Author: Unknown
I loosely followed the harmony here: http://cantorion.org/music/145/I-Saw-Three-Ships-Voice-SATB

Duration: 1:59

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/isawthreeships_unknown_tg.mp3

OK, I think I'm done. ;)
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Post by aravis » November 9th, 2011, 11:26 am

Downloading! :D
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