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Post by philchenevert » November 9th, 2014, 10:40 pm

The Bab Ballads by W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911).

This project is complete and can be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/the-bab-ballads-by-w-s-gilbert-2/

The Bab Ballads are a collection of light verse by W. S. Gilbert, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before he became famous for his comic opera librettos with Arthur Sullivan. In writing the Bab Ballads, Gilbert developed his unique "topsy-turvy" style, where the humor was derived by setting up a ridiculous premise and working out its logical consequences, however absurd. The Ballads also reveal Gilbert's cynical and satirical approach to humor. They became famous on their own, as well as being a source for plot elements, characters and songs that Gilbert would recycle in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The Bab Ballads take their name from Gilbert's childhood nickname, and he later began to sign his illustrations "Bab".

Nothing else quite like the Ballads has ever been produced in the English language. They contain both satire and nonsense, as well as a great deal of utter absurdity. The Ballads were read aloud at private dinner-parties, public banquets and even in the House of Lords. You, oh LibriVox reader, now have the wonderful opportunity to record as many of these great poems as you wish. Please enter into the spirit of the thing and record these with as much fun as possible. ( Wikipedia and Phil Chenevert)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1 month of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
      1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
      2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
      3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
      4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/931
      5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

        Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


        Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


        Magic Window:



        BC Admin ===========================================
        Our DPL is the FABULOUS ..... DENISE .... !!!!!
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        Genres for the project: Humorous Fiction; Poetry; Poetry/Ballads

        Keywords that describe the book:

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      6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

        Set your recording software to:
        Channels: 1 (Mono)
        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

        DURING recording:
        • At the beginning of the recording, read
        "Ballad number [ say ballad number ] of the Bab Ballads by W.S. Gilbert read for LibriVox.org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
        • [Name of the poem] Then read the poem. At the end of the ballad say
        "End of Ballad Number [ ] [name of Ballad] from the Bab Ballads. This recording is in the public domain"
      7. At the end of the last ballad (number 44) say (in addition):
        "End of The Bab Ballads, by W. S. Gilbert. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.


      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    4. 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 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      babballads_##_gilbert_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. babballads_01_gilbert_128kb.mp3)


      Please ignore ID3tags - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloging stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: philchenevert
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


      Any questions?
      Please post below
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Post by philchenevert » November 11th, 2014, 5:25 pm

Well, the first Bab Ballad is recorded and in the magic window. :thumbs:
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Post by denisedee » November 12th, 2014, 6:18 pm

Phil, you again?! :wink:

“By any reasonable plan /I’ll make you happy if I can" DPL-ing for you.

First ballad: PL-OK!

Let me know,
Denise
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Post by philchenevert » November 12th, 2014, 6:36 pm

denisedee wrote:Phil, you again?! :wink:

“By any reasonable plan /I’ll make you happy if I can" DPL-ing for you.

First ballad: PL-OK!

Let me know,
Denise
yes, YES~! you betcha Denise. Thanks a lot for volunteering. I just love these .

EDIT: the first one had a different disclaimer than you will hear for the rest. I did the full one.
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Post by philchenevert » November 12th, 2014, 6:58 pm

And with a DPL we are moving this poetical project to Readers Wanted. :D
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Post by denisedee » November 15th, 2014, 7:13 am

You're welcome :)
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Post by pyledriver » November 15th, 2014, 4:10 pm

I'll take "Haunted"

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Post by philchenevert » November 15th, 2014, 4:30 pm

pyledriver wrote:I'll take "Haunted"

Chris Pyle
OK, that one is yours Chris :D
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Post by Shakira » November 21st, 2014, 11:46 am

Oh, my.

I'm avoiding taking on new LV works at the moment while I complete a big project, but after more than 20 years adoring Gilbert's wordplay, I'd love to be a part of these!

How quick a turnaround are you looking for on them? I know they're short, but with work as it currently is (and my current LV backlog) I'm not sure I'd be able to get them uploaded in two months... :?:
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Post by philchenevert » November 21st, 2014, 1:52 pm

Shakira wrote:Oh, my.

I'm avoiding taking on new LV works at the moment while I complete a big project, but after more than 20 years adoring Gilbert's wordplay, I'd love to be a part of these!

How quick a turnaround are you looking for on them? I know they're short, but with work as it currently is (and my current LV backlog) I'm not sure I'd be able to get them uploaded in two months... :?:
You poor thing Shakira! You may take up to 6 months if you wish but please don't deny yourself the pleasure of reading some of these funny poems by Gilbert. Hope everyting settles down for you soon. :thumbs:
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Post by pyledriver » November 21st, 2014, 3:49 pm

# 8 Haunted

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/babballads_08_gilbert_128kb.mp3

2:37

Took several tries to get the rhythm, but it was a lot of fun when I got there.

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Post by philchenevert » November 21st, 2014, 4:18 pm

pyledriver wrote:# 8 Haunted

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/babballads_08_gilbert_128kb.mp3

2:37

Took several tries to get the rhythm, but it was a lot of fun when I got there.
Yes, the rhythm is subtle but important. Thanks!
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Post by kmasters » November 22nd, 2014, 3:36 am

Hi Phil

Please may I have:

Section 03: Only A Dancing Girl
Section 05: To A Little Maid—By A Policeman
Section 21: To Phoebe
Section 43: To The Terrestrial Globe. By A Miserable Wretch

Regards

Ken

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Post by philchenevert » November 22nd, 2014, 7:45 am

kmasters wrote:Hi Phil

Please may I have:

Section 03: Only A Dancing Girl
Section 05: To A Little Maid—By A Policeman
Section 21: To Phoebe
Section 43: To The Terrestrial Globe. By A Miserable Wretch

Regards

Ken
Certainly Ken. (although To A Little Maid is a bit risque I think; hope you can handle it :roll: )
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Post by Shakira » November 22nd, 2014, 3:51 pm

Hey there, I'd love to read:

7 Sir Guy The Crusader
10 The Troubadour
13 Disillusioned—By An Ex-Enthusiast
15 To My Bride—(Whoever She May Be)
27 The Force Of Argument
28 The Ghost, The Gallant, The Gael, And The Goblin
31 Tempora Mutantur
32 At A Pantomime. By A Bilious One
34 The Periwinkle Girl
44 Gentle Alice Brown

And this is me being self-restrained. ;)
(And missing out on #3 & #5 - thanks to Ken for sparing me the choice of which to whittle down off the list!)

I'm so glad someone has claimed "To Phoebe." I read it the Short Poetry Collection back in May, so I've a soft spot for it. :9:
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