COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 145 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 1st, 2015, 2:11 am

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 145

This project is complete! All audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-145-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of June 2015. When this month is over, another one will be started. Don't despair if the sections are all filled up! I will add more sections as needed. :)
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 30 minutes (approximately 5000 words). (If you would like to record a longer poem, please discuss it with the MC.)
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but they need to state date of publication (or book edition) to verify public domain status.
    • Please read from the text you post! You may not read from another source, as the other source may not be public domain!
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox.org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
    • Then read the poem.
    • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    ID3 tags: Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    spc145_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    e.g. spc145_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

    When submitting, please post in the thread, following this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    Duration:
    MP3 URL:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://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: Rapunzelina
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain. Please READ FROM the text you post!
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
PL Type: Special - Standard PL, plus checking all tech specs including ID tags, file names, volume, background noise, and plosives for new readers. For everyone, follow along with text and check to make sure any deviations from text don't affect rhyme, meter, or meaning.

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Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by Kangaroo692 » June 1st, 2015, 5:07 pm


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Post by Rapunzelina » June 1st, 2015, 9:25 pm

Thank you, Kangaroo! :D What is your text source for those?

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Post by Newgatenovelist » June 2nd, 2015, 8:18 am

'But if our love be dying' by Michael Field (Katharine Bradley, 1846-1914 and Edith Cooper, 1862-1913)

MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_butifourlovebedying_el_128kb.mp3

Duration: 43 seconds

Etext: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/field02.html#1

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 2nd, 2015, 10:38 pm

MW updated! Thank you for your contributions, Kangaroo and Newgatenovelist!

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Post by Algy Pug » June 3rd, 2015, 6:38 am

Something serious, for a change:

Author: Edward Lear (1812 - 1888)
Title: The Duck and the Kangaroo
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/13650/13650-h/13650-h.htm#duckandkangaroo
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_duckandkangaroo_alp_128kb.mp3
Duration: 2:00

Cheers
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 3rd, 2015, 12:54 pm

That was too cute :D Thank you, Algy Pug!

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Post by tunnelrat » June 6th, 2015, 10:42 am

Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Title: The Battle of Moncontour
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/macaul02.html#6
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_battleofmoncontour_ks_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:54

Read by Kevin Siegel

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Post by ezwa » June 6th, 2015, 3:33 pm

Hello Rapunzela,

Here's Serenade by James Russell Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38520
Duration: 2:52
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_serenade_ezwa_128kb.mp3
Ezwa

« Heureux qui... sait d'une voix légère passer du grave au doux, du plaisant au sévère »
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 6th, 2015, 10:20 pm

Thank you, Kevin! Here's your Reader page in the catalogue, that lists all projects you've been involved in: https://librivox.org/reader/10096
From the "Reader section details" link, you can also keep track of your sections and their status in on-going projects.

And thank you, Ezwa! A song by you is always a real treat!

MW updated!

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Post by ezwa » June 7th, 2015, 1:24 am

Thanks, Rapunzelina!
Ezwa

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Post by LenXZ1 » June 7th, 2015, 10:30 am

Here is my first contribution for this collection, a light little love poem that I find especially appealing:

“A Kiss in the Rain,” by Samuel Minturn Peck (1854-1938)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23972/23972-h/23972-h.htm
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_kissintherain_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:35

Len
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Post by Newgatenovelist » June 7th, 2015, 2:36 pm


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Post by LenXZ1 » June 7th, 2015, 3:15 pm

Here is my second recording for this collection, a Kentucky dialect poem. Both of my parents were from Kentucky, and I still have loads of cousins down in the hills.

“Courting in Kentucky,” by Florence E. Pratt (????-????)
Text URL: http://www.bartleby.com/380/poem/280.html
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc145_courtinginkentucky_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 2:46

I couldn't find the dates for Pratt anywhere, but this poem is on quite a number of public domain web sites, along with a few other poems by the same author.

Len
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