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Post by aradlaw » November 12th, 2016, 8:35 pm

On Hearing the Messiah by William Lisle Bowles (1762 - 1850).

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Bowles came from a line of Church of England clergymen. His great-grandfather Matthew Bowles, grandfather Dr Thomas Bowles and father William Thomas Bowles had all been parish priests
In 1789 he published, in a very small quarto volume, Fourteen Sonnets, which were received with extraordinary favour, not only by the general public, but by such men as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Wordsworth. ( Wikipedia)
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On Hearing the Messiah performed in Gloucester Cathedral, Sept. 18, 1835 by William Lisle Bowles, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Oh, stay, harmonious and sweet sounds, that die
In the long vaultings of this ancient fane!
Stay, for I may not hear on earth again
Those pious airs—that glorious harmony;
Lifting the soul to brighter orbs on high,
Worlds without sin or sorrow!

Ah, the strain
Has died—ev'n the last sounds that lingeringly
Hung on the roof ere they expired!

And I,
Stand in the world of strife, amidst a throng,
A throng that recks not or of death, or sin!
Oh, jarring scenes! to cease, indeed, ere long;
The worm hears not the discord and the din;
But he whose heart thrills to this angel song,
Feels the pure joy of heaven on earth begin!


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Post by hyrulehistorical » November 14th, 2016, 5:32 pm

Here is my submission!

Runtime: 1:25

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/onhearing_bowles_es_128kb.mp3

Thanks!
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Post by RosslynCarlyle » November 15th, 2016, 9:35 pm

:-) This is my recording.

URL - https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/onhearing_bowles_rc_128kb.mp3
Length - 1m 26s

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Post by aradlaw » November 16th, 2016, 3:25 pm

Thank you Lee Ann, Brent, Jude, hyrulehistorical, Rosslyn, Bruce and Kangaroo. :thumbs:

*Kangaroo, your volume is to low at 77 DB, could you please amplify to the required 89 dB and upload. You may need a Noise Reduction pass after amplifying. :wink:
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Post by Kangaroo692 » November 16th, 2016, 3:34 pm

Here you go:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/onhearing_bowles_kgr_128kb.mp3 (01:23)

Uploaded wrong file, sorry about that.

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Post by aradlaw » November 16th, 2016, 3:40 pm

Kangaroo692 wrote: Uploaded wrong file, sorry about that.
Thanks for the quick reply. :D
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Post by WiltedScribe » November 18th, 2016, 2:14 pm

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Post by mdatcher » November 19th, 2016, 11:16 am

Here's my version:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/onhearing_bowles_msd_128kb.mp3
1:18

And, since I didn't see anyone else PL yours, I took a listen. Everything is in spec and sounds good, though I have one nitpick: In the second to the last line, I cannot tell if you're saying "trills" or "thrills."

-Matthew

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Post by aradlaw » November 19th, 2016, 3:37 pm

Thank you Matthew. :thumbs:
Thanks for catching the 'trill', edited file is uploaded.
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