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Post by aradlaw » March 9th, 2018, 8:28 pm

The Maidens' Song by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832 - 1910). Translated by Arthur Hubbell Palmer (1859 - 1918)

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Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit", becoming the first Norwegian Nobel laureate. Bjørnson is considered to be one of The Four Greats (De Fire Store) among Norwegian writers, the others being Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland. Bjørnson is also celebrated for his lyrics to the Norwegian National Anthem, ( Wikipedia)
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Good-morning, sun, 'mid the leaves so green —
Mind of youth in the dales' deep reaches,
Smile that brightens their somber speeches,
Heaven's gold on our earth-dust seen!

Good-morning, sun, o'er the royal tower!
Kindly thou beckonest forth each maiden;
Kindle each heart as a star light-laden,
Twinkling so clear, though a sad night lower!

Good-morning, sun, o'er the mountain-side!
Light the land that still sleep disguises
Till it awakens and fresh arises
For yonder day in thy warmth's full tide!

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Post by aradlaw » March 12th, 2018, 9:22 am

I'll start this week...
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidenssong_bjornson_dl_128kb.mp3
1:03

could someone please PL ?
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Post by tovarisch » March 12th, 2018, 10:10 am

aradlaw wrote:
March 12th, 2018, 9:22 am
could someone please PL ?
Just a couple PL notes:

The leading silence is 1.2 seconds.
There are audible clicks over the last phrase ("This recording is in the public domain").
tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » March 12th, 2018, 5:40 pm

Thank you Lee Ann and Bruce. :thumbs:

Thanks for listening tovarisch.
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Post by pschempf » March 12th, 2018, 6:50 pm

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Post by GregGiordano » March 12th, 2018, 10:00 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidenssong_bjornson_gg_128kb.mp3

Time is 1:18

Take care,

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Post by Biblia » March 13th, 2018, 5:59 pm

Here is mine:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidenssong_bjornson_rar_128kb.mp3

1:08

First official Librivox recording! I hope I did this right!

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Post by RajVO » March 13th, 2018, 8:47 pm

Hi David,
Here's my recording of MaidensSong, for PL. :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidenssong_bjornson_raj_128kb.mp3
Duration is 1:06.
My Project Catalog
Cheers, Raj.

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Post by GregGiordano » March 13th, 2018, 9:54 pm

GregGiordano wrote:
March 12th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidenssong_bjornson_gg_128kb.mp3

Time is 1:18

Take care,

Greg
I think this post may have been overlooked.

Thanks!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » March 14th, 2018, 10:03 am


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Post by JamesOregon91 » March 14th, 2018, 11:51 am

Here's one, here's one! :D Little shorter than everybody else's, at 0:55.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/maidenssong_bjornson_lj_128kb.mp3
Thanks!
<3 :)
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Post by stv2049 » March 14th, 2018, 3:24 pm

Hey awesome readers, first post, and my picky attention to detail coming through.

I listened to entries from brucek, aradlaw, and Claire, wondering if "...though a sad night lower!" in the second stanza should rhyme with "tower" from the first line. EDIT: I think Newgatenovelist gets it! :D

I had to look it up; seems like the old-time-y definition of "lower (ˈlou(ə)r/)" fits with describing the scene: a dark and gloomy appearance of the sky, weather or landscape.

Kudos to the readers! I hope to make my debut with the Weekly Poem soon!

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Post by aradlaw » March 14th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Sony for the delay everyone, we've had a 3 yr old house guest the last couple of days. :9:

Thank you Phil, Greg, Raj, Erin and Lawton. :thumbs:
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