[COMPLETE] [Dram Read] Story of the Amulet, E. Nesbit-ans

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Post by Elizabby » December 8th, 2017, 4:14 pm

That would be great! Welcome to the project!

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Post by TenorBoy » December 8th, 2017, 10:37 pm

So excited to be voicing Cyril! Thank you. :)
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Post by Peter Why » December 9th, 2017, 6:46 am

Narrator for chapter 3 uploaded: https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/amu ... rrator.mp3

(16.15)

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Post by Elizabby » December 9th, 2017, 1:42 pm

Peter, you're so quick! I should have time to start PLing your files this evening.

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Post by Kitty » December 14th, 2017, 7:04 am

ok I had a go at the Babylonian Queen. Quite a piece of work :mrgreen: I hope you like my exotic touch with the accent, Beth

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/amu ... nqueen.mp3
Recording time: 0:34 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/amu ... nqueen.mp3
Recording time: 10:38 min.

And in Chapter 7 I found a wrongly coloured line. It was coloured to be the Queen's speech, but it's clearly Cyril:
'I've 'scribed,' replied Cyril cautiously, 'that you are fair, and a—and like a—like a festival; and that she need not be afraid, and that she is to come at once.'
working on the final chapter now

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Post by Kitty » December 14th, 2017, 9:15 am

and here is the rest of the queenly mayhem :mrgreen: it was fun creating her character. Thanks for suggesting the role, Beth :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/amu ... nqueen.mp3
Recording time: 4:40 min.

and another wrongly assigned line in this chapter, again, this should be colour-coded for Cyril:
'There's the Museum,' said Cyril hopefully; 'there are lots of things from your country there. If only we could disguise you a little.'
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Post by SweetPea » December 14th, 2017, 12:54 pm

I've got everything recorded except Chapter 13, which I can't open - I think the link needs to be made public?
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Post by Elizabby » December 14th, 2017, 2:47 pm

Oops!

Thanks folks! I'll make those corrections today!

EDIT: Updates made and Script for Ch 13 made public! Thanks folks!
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Post by mightyfelix » December 14th, 2017, 8:44 pm

In looking ahead, I see that there is a song for Cyril, Anthea, and Robert in chapter 7 which is sung in parts. Here's a good video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjU3RrsKqK8 But it could be tricky to get this to sound good if we're not careful. I've found an ATTB arrangement of it on archive, here: https://archive.org/details/imslp-who-w ... bert-lucas But it seems like we'll want SATB, if we can get it. Now, I can generate and upload a recording of each part individually, so that, if we each sing along with that recording, we should all be pretty well in tune and in tempo. But I want to keep looking around to see if I can find PD sheet music in SATB. The text lets us know that Jane is the alto, though she isn't in this scene, so that would leave soprano for Anthea. I see that Cyril is being read by TenorBoy, which is awesome, but I'll never be able to sing bass, so maybe you could take bass and I'll take a stab at the tenor?

That's all assuming that I'm able to find SATB music. What do you think about this, Beth?

EDIT: Found it!
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Post by Elizabby » December 14th, 2017, 8:50 pm

I actually think singing is pretty hard - the timing makes the editing difficult and I don't know if all the four children will want or be able to sing. Usually we've just read songs as poetry.

However, if you have music and you want to sing, what I could do is just reassign those who want to, to sing the song and the repeat - it doesn't actually say in the text who sings apart from the comment that Jane is missing, so I think we have some latitude to allow those who want to, to sing, and skip those who don't.

I'm a soprano anyway, so that's no problem for me - I'd prefer sheet music though if you can get it - I sight read better than singing by ear, as I'm a piano player by training originally.

TenorBoy, you're reading Cyril - how do you feel about singing?

EDIT: Robert could sing the alto line as at his stated age in the book he's unlikely to sing bass either! We'll just leave Jane out and if her voice is missing I don't think anyone will quibble about which line "Robert" actually sings! SAT should be fine and would suit the voices we have.

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Post by annise » December 14th, 2017, 9:25 pm

Just thoughts from one who has no say - you would want to not make it sound too good - they are kids , it does say in the text that Robert can't hold a tune. In my experience it's hard to sound not quite right if you can sing, and the text does imply they weren't often :D

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Post by mightyfelix » December 14th, 2017, 9:25 pm

Elizabby wrote:I actually think singing is pretty hard - the timing makes the editing difficult and I don't know if all the four children will want or be able to sing. Usually we've just read songs as poetry.
Normally, I would agree with you... It's just that the book seems to draw such attention to the music. As to the timing, that's why I figured I could upload an accompaniment track for each part. Each track would have a matching tempo, and if you sing to it while listening with headphones, the parts should stay together fairly well. I've done this for other projects that turned out well, so I think it could work.
Elizabby wrote:I'm a soprano anyway, so that's no problem for me - I'd prefer sheet music though if you can get it - I sight read better than singing by ear, as I'm a piano player by training originally.

TenorBoy, you're reading Cyril - how do you feel about singing?

EDIT: Robert could sing the alto line as at his stated age in the book he's unlikely to sing bass either! We'll just leave Jane out and if her voice is missing I don't think anyone will quibble about which line "Robert" actually sings! SAT should be fine and would suit the voices we have.
Here is the music. (Ignore the bit about memberships there. It's not required. The download itself is free and should start about 15 seconds or so after you arrive at the page.)

Also, here is some more info on the sheet music, just to be clear that it's all PD.

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Post by mightyfelix » December 14th, 2017, 9:27 pm

annise wrote:Just thoughts from one who has no say - you would want to not make it sound too good - they are kids , it does say in the text that Robert can't hold a tune. In my experience it's hard to sound not quite right if you can sing, and the text does imply they weren't often :D

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Hm. I hadn't thought of that. But they were still good enough to impress the court. I'll be Robert, and I'm pretty sure I can be sufficiently off-key.

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