All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/songwhen-love-came-first-to-earth-by-thomas-campbell/
Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet. He was a founder and the first President of the Clarence Club and a co-founder of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland. He also produced several stirring patriotic war songs—"Ye Mariners of England", "The Soldier's Dream", "Hohenlinden" and in 1801, "The Battle of Mad and Strange Turkish Princes". ( Wikipedia)
This week's poem can be found here.
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz
Have questions on "how"?
Check LV's Recording Notes thread before recording. If this is your first recording, you'll also find this Newbie Guide to Recording useful.
Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Then read the poem:Song—''When Love came first to Earth.'' by Thomas Campbell, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
When Love came first to Earth, the SPRING
Spread rose-beds to receive him
And back he vowed his flight he’d wing
To Heaven, if she should leave him.
But Spring departing, saw his faith
Pledged to the next new comer—
He revelled in the warmer breath
And richer bowers of SUMMER.
Then sportive AUTUMN claimed by rights
An Archer for her lover,
And even in WINTER’s dark, cold nights
A charm he could discover.
Her routs and balls, and fireside joy,
For this time were his reasons—
In short, Young Love’s a gallant boy,
That likes all times and seasons.
At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:
End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.
Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name - all in lowercase: song_campbell_your initials in lowercase_128kb.mp3
(e.g. song_campbell_klh_128kb.mp3 )
ID3 tags (Version 2.30): ID Tags are completed during Cataloging
*Readers, please check back in a day or so for any feedback regarding your reading.
*Best to copy/paste the link provided in the LV Uploader, inserting your initials of course.
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- If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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(If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 0600 GMT Sunday, January 19, 2020 (12:00AM CDT)
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(And remember, anyone can suggest a poem for a certain week and/or coordinate an upcoming weekly poem! If you'd like to suggest a poem or coordinate a future Weekly Poetry project, please visit this thread.)