[COMPLETE] Christmas Short Works Collection 2012

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Post by RuthieG » October 7th, 2012, 2:02 pm

Multilingual Christmas Short Works Collection 2012.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-2012/
This collection is for poems, songs and short stories in any language with a Christmas theme. Bible readings and non-fiction pieces are also extremely welcome. You may prefer to submit Christmas carols to this year's Christmas Carol Collection.
  • Feel free to choose any work which is in the public domain. Contributions may be as short as you like, but should not be longer than about 60 minutes. There is a list of ideas in this post. Any other ideas are most welcome.
  • Each reader may submit up to 3 recordings in the same language.
  • If you intend to upload a song, please post here with full details before you record, so that we can be sure that words, music and arrangement are all in the Public Domain. Any accompaniment must be performed by yourself.

DEADLINE - 7th December 2012

If you want to check what has been included in previous Christmas collections, look at these:

http://librivox.org/christmas_poetry_and_hymn_collection/
http://librivox.org/librivox-2006-christmas-short-works-collection/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2006/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2007/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2008/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2009/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2009/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2010/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-2010-by-various/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2011-by-various/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-2011-by-various/

But remember, it doesn't matter if it has been recorded before. A choice of voice is always welcome at Librivox! :D

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    File name all in lowercase: [poem/story title in a few words]_[author's last name]_[your initials].mp3
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    (File name all in lower case, and title all in one word with NO leading articles (the, a, an) and NO SPACES)
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    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: Title (e.g. A Christmas Tree)
    Artist: Author name (e.g. Charles Dickens)
    Album: Multilingual Christmas Short Works Collection 2012

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
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    * Title of the story, poem or song
    * Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss
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    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: rg - RuthieG
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Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
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Post by RuthieG » October 7th, 2012, 2:02 pm

Here are some suggestions:

DEUTSCH

Unter dem Christbaum (1893) five Christmas stories selected from the writings of Helene Stökl (1845-1929)
http://www.archive.org/details/unterdemchristb01berngoog

Weihnachtserzählungen by Adolf Schwayer (1858-1922)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/21527

Weihnacht-spiele und lieder aus Süddeutschland und Schlesien (1875) ed. Dr. Karl Weinhold (1823-1901)
http://www.archive.org/details/weihnachtspiele00weingoog

FRANCAIS

Contes de Noël par Josette by Josephine Marchand Dandurand (1862-1925)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13024

L'arbre de Noël (1873) by Xavier Marmier (1808-1892)
http://www.archive.org/details/larbredenol00marmgoog

Légendes du Noël, contes historiques (1916) by G. Lenotre (1855-1935)
http://www.archive.org/details/lgendesdunol00lenouoft

ENGLISH:

Trifles for the Christmas Holidays (1869) by H.S Armstrong (?-?)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17562/17562-h/17562-h.htm

Christmas with the Poets: A Collection of Songs, Carols, and Descriptive Verses Relating to the Festival of Christmas from the Anglo-Norman Period to the Present Time (1852) Henry Vizetelly. Some very interesting items in this.
http://www.archive.org/details/christmaswithpo01chrigoog

An Australian Christmas collection: stories, sketches, essays by James Francis Hogan (1855 - 1924)
http://www.archive.org/details/anaustralianchr00hogagoog

A Defective Santa Claus by James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)
In verse, and in a kind of childish dialect-y kinda thang. (about 5000 words)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20181

Christmas Every Day and Other Stories by William Dean Howells (1837-1920)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22519

Who Ate the Pink Sweetmeat? (1884) by Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)
http://www.archive.org/details/whoatepinksweetm00cool

Christmas Tales and Christmas Verse (1912) by Eugene Field (1850-1895)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/17630

Christmas Entertainments by Alice Maude Kellogg (1862-1911)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/12974

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: ten Christmas stories (1886) by Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)
http://www.archive.org/details/christmaseveandc00haleiala

Christmas Stories And Legends by various authors (1916)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/17770
The Little Match Girl and Little Jean recorded by TogetherforPeace

In the Yule-Log Glow, Book I (1900) by Harrison S. Morris* (1856-1948)
Christmas Tales from 'Round the World
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/18720

In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II (1900) by Harrison S. Morris* (1856-1948)
Christmas Tales from 'Round the World
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/19084

In The Yule-Log Glow, Book III (1900) by Harrison S. Morris* (1856-1948)
Christmas Poems from 'round the World
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20586

In The Yule-Log Glow, Book IV (1900) by Harrison S. Morris* (1856-1948)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20956
Christmas Weather in Scotland recorded by aradlaw last year.

Some Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1467

A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes (1852) by Charles Elmé Francatelli (1805-1876)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22114
Includes recipes for Plum Pudding and sauce (Nos. 95 and 96)

Christmas Stories from French and Spanish Writers (1892) by Antoinette Ogden* (death date not known)
http://www.archive.org/details/christmasstories00ogdeiala

Christmas (1907) ed. Robert Haven Schauffler * (1879-1964)
http://www.archive.org/details/christmasitsori00unkngoog
A compilation of many songs, poems, stories and extracts from longer Christmas works.

Our Christmas Party edited by Edwin Hodder (1837-1904)
http://www.archive.org/details/ourchristmaspart00hoddiala
A compilation of Christmas themed stories by authors including R. M. Ballantyne and W. H. Kingston.

Lots more ideas on the Christmas Bookshelf at Project Gutenberg.

* American authors, so these will also be in the Public Domain for those in countries which observe the Rule of the Shorter Term.

NEW IDEAS THIS YEAR! ~ Image

A Christmas faggot (1884) by Alfred Gurney (1845-1898) - poems
http://archive.org/details/christmasfaggot00gurn

By the Christmas fire (1910) by Samuel McChord Crothers (1857-1927)
http://archive.org/details/bychristmasfire00crotrich

What makes Christmas Christmas (1918) by Grace Latimer Jones - a short play with characters including a Plum Pudding.
http://archive.org/details/whatmakeschristm00jone (~ 4000 words)
Being recorded separately viewtopic.php?f=27&t=42410 before being added to this collection.

Christmas builders (1909) by Charles Edward Jefferson (1860-1937)
http://archive.org/details/christmasbuilder00jeff (~4800 words)

Christmas Day by Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) - poem
http://archive.org/details/christmasday00king (~950 words)

Christmas greens (1905) by Annie Bell Redd
http://archive.org/details/christmasgreens00redd (~1600 words)

What the little bird told the Christmas tree by Faith Wynne (Children's Christmas stories)
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009926444

Sandman Christmas Stories by Abbie Phillips Walker (b. 1867)
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009776487
(includes Ruth's Christmas, recorded by RuthieG)

The best poems on Christmas compiled by Edward A. Bryant (1869 - )
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008654061

MORE COMING SOON!


All suggestions most welcome and will be added to this list. :)

Ruth
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Post by ekzemplaro » October 9th, 2012, 4:36 am

Hello Ruth san,

Here's my first recording.

URL for the mp3 file from the Uploader - http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/christmas_hagiwara_um.mp3
Link to the text (and music) source - http://www.aozora.gr.jp/cards/000067/files/53653_44294.html
Author's name, birth and death dates - Hagiwara Sakutaro (1886-1942)
Title of the story - Christmas
Duration of the file in - 0:59
Language: Japanese


The author's family name is Hagiwara.
Talking about PD, please refer to Copyright guidance by country.

Cheers,
Masa

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Post by RuthieG » October 9th, 2012, 4:56 am

Thank you, Masa san. :)

I don't have a proof-listener yet, but soon, hopefully.

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Post by TriciaG » October 9th, 2012, 2:45 pm

I'll DPL the English ones. I don't know Japanese. :lol:

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Post by RuthieG » October 9th, 2012, 11:40 pm

Thank you, Tricia. :)

Libertyness has kindly offered to co-BC this with me, so we will be BCing this (and the Carols project) together. :D

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Post by annise » October 10th, 2012, 5:21 pm

http://archive.org/details/whatmakeschristm00jone looks fun
I suppose you would like to be presented with it complete in the thread ?

Anne

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Post by ekzemplaro » October 11th, 2012, 12:51 am

Hello Ruth san,

Here's my second recording.

URL for the mp3 file from the Uploader - http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/kurisumasunookurimono_takeshita_um.mp3
Link to the text (and music) source - http://www.aozora.gr.jp/cards/000212/files/46421_23631.html
Author's name, birth and death dates - Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934)
Title of the story - Kurisumasu no Okurimono
Duration of the file in - 6:53
Language: Japanese


The author's family name is Takeshita.
The title means Christmas presents.
'Kurisumasu' means Christmas.

Cheers,
Masa

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Post by RuthieG » October 11th, 2012, 2:59 am

annise wrote:http://archive.org/details/whatmakeschristm00jone looks fun
I suppose you would like to be presented with it complete in the thread ?

Anne
I don't mind putting it together, unless someone else would like to do it. Perhaps it would be better for me to put it up as a separate project, and then assimilate it into the collection when it is ready.

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Post by RuthieG » October 11th, 2012, 3:02 am

Thank you, Masa san. :)

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Post by aradlaw » October 12th, 2012, 2:15 pm

Herer's a short one Ruth...

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/stjoseph_gurney_dl.mp3

* Link to the text: http://archive.org/details/christmasfaggot00gurn
* Author: Alfred Gurney (1845-1898)
* Title of the poem: Saint Joseph
* Duration: 1:27
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Post by TriciaG » October 12th, 2012, 3:01 pm

PL OK on St. Joseph.

An unfortunate change of meaning in that book title... :?

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Post by carolb » October 12th, 2012, 3:23 pm

TriciaG wrote:An unfortunate change of meaning in that book title...
Well, not too many people's top choice for a Christmas dinner I would imagine! Image
http://britishfood.about.com/od/eorecipes/r/faggots.htm

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Post by TriciaG » October 12th, 2012, 3:29 pm

See, I was imagining it to be a bundle of sticks for the Christmas fire! I didn't know it had been a food, too!

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Post by RuthieG » October 12th, 2012, 4:04 pm

Thank you David, and thank you Tricia, too. :)

And on the subject of faggots, that good old bundle of sticks, here is a quotation from a 1966 edition of the New Statesman (a noted left-wing political magazine):
The American word ‘faggot’ is making advances here over our own more humane ‘queer’.
*Cough*

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