COMPLETE Christmas Eve and Other Poems by Stebbins -ck

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Post by Carolin » October 30th, 2017, 11:49 pm

Thank you all :thumbs:
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Post by Ealswythe » October 31st, 2017, 2:34 pm

Hi Carolin!
Here's section 9 for PL https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/christmaseve_09_stebbins_128kb.mp3
Duration 2:17

It's already in the MW for PL
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Post by silverquill » October 31st, 2017, 10:01 pm

Ealswythe wrote:Hi Carolin!
Here's section 9 for PL https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/christmaseve_09_stebbins_128kb.mp3
Duration 2:17

It's already in the MW for PL
:D
Lovely reading, indeed!
You can mark this on PL OK
~ Larry

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Post by Ealswythe » October 31st, 2017, 10:40 pm

silverquill wrote:
Ealswythe wrote:Hi Carolin!
Here's section 9 for PL https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/christmaseve_09_stebbins_128kb.mp3
Duration 2:17

It's already in the MW for PL
:D
Lovely reading, indeed!
You can mark this on PL OK
Thank you for the PL, Silverquill!
:D
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Post by Ealswythe » October 31st, 2017, 10:46 pm

I must have been snoozing... :oops: . I didn’t see your post yesterday, Silverquill. I look forward to listening to your recordings tomorrow!
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Post by Ealswythe » November 1st, 2017, 10:36 am

Silverquill,

Very nice reading of Section 7! Your voice is clear and very suited to the poem. You read with expressiveness, which draws the listener in.
My only note (and it is very tiny) is this:

00;26: "for such voyager unfit...". I hear "voyage." We do need to hear the word "voyager".
As soon as you edit this little thing :oops: (yes, i know I'm being picky, but it does change the meaning), I'll spot check it, and it will be complete.

Thank you for putting up with my pickiness, Silverquill!
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Post by Ealswythe » November 1st, 2017, 10:50 am

Silverquill:

Section 14 -
Very nice reading again!
There is a place where you forget "a" (00:16: "steal on with a mystic pace"), and a spot at 00:21where you add "and" to the line "The same quaint tick as before." However, it does not detract from the meaning or flow of the poem, and does fit the style. Even picky Ealswythe won't make you do it over. :twisted:

PL OK
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Post by Ealswythe » November 1st, 2017, 11:05 am

Rick of Las Vegas:
Section 10:
Very handsome voice! How perfect for poetry readings! Your entire reading is letter perfect, no mistakes, no noise, well edited. It is a bit on the lower side of the spectrum, however, in volume, coming in at 83.4 db. :oops:
Could you please amplify it by +5.7 and re-upload it? That will make it perfect. I tried it on your recording, and it did not reveal any hidden noises, so it will be good to go after that.
Thank you!
Ealswythe :D
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Post by Ealswythe » November 1st, 2017, 11:13 am

Silverquill:

Section 15 is well read, clear as ever, and with emotion befitting the poetry. There's one part where you say "forever" instead of "ever" at 00:34 "then shall my minstrelsy be ever free". But it's slight, and does not change the meaning at all.

Good job!
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Post by Ealswythe » November 1st, 2017, 11:29 am

Siverquill:
Section 16 -

Nicely read with good expression for meaning, as usual. This time, however, I will ask you to change one little thing. Here comes picky Ealswythe again... :twisted: ....

At 00:10 you say "until thoughtful eve". It should be "unto thoughtful eve." Although the meaning is the same, I admit, "until" is stressed "un-tíl", whereas it should be stressed on the first syllable, as with the written word in the text "ún-to". You have a natural instinct for the meter of the poem, and you stumble a little bit with having to put the stress at the end, instead of the beginning of the word. It ends up changing the meter of the poem.

Everything else is perfect. Great level, clean recording, and faithful rendition of the poem. As soon as you change this one word, I'll do a spot check, and it will go into the MW as perfect. :D
Thank you for your patience with my super pickiness... :roll:
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Post by Ealswythe » November 1st, 2017, 11:38 am

Silverquill:

Section 17....
:D
Yay!!! :clap: Absolutely perfect and ready to go! You even remembered the end credits for the book, that many people forget, when they're reading the final poem. No mistakes, clean recording, great level, and nicely rendered with your pleasant and very calming voice.
Thank you for all your work!

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Post by rixsworld » November 1st, 2017, 2:14 pm

Section 10 - Sown - reloaded with improved volume. If it needs more tweaking, just let me know.

Thanks (and thanks for your kind words).
Rick

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Post by Ealswythe » November 1st, 2017, 2:56 pm

rixsworld wrote:Section 10 - Sown - reloaded with improved volume. If it needs more tweaking, just let me know.

Thanks (and thanks for your kind words).
Rick
The volume is perfect now. It comes in at 88.3db. Thank you for your work, and I look forward to hearing more of your voice in other projects!

PL OK :thumbs:
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Post by silverquill » November 1st, 2017, 9:12 pm

Ealswythe

Thanks for the good PL!

I'll make the corrections as soon as I can. I've also got Section 1 recorded to edit. It may be a few days before I can squeeze in a recording session. A lot of extra stuff coming my way.
~ Larry

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Post by Ealswythe » November 1st, 2017, 11:29 pm

No rush, Larry. My internet is down right now. I can only use my phone. Downed power line in front of my house.
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