COMPLETE Multilingual Christmas Short Works Collection 2017

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Newgatenovelist
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Post by Newgatenovelist » November 20th, 2017, 3:28 am

DrPGould wrote:Erin:

Section 9 has one small thing

at 1:03 I heard "Whence": I expected "Why"

Many thanks,

Philip
Sorry about that! Let's see if this is better:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/csw17_wizardpeople_scollard_el_128b.mp3 (1.49)
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Post by DrPGould » November 20th, 2017, 6:12 pm

Erin:

Nice seamless correction! Section 9 is PL-OK! :clap:

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 26th, 2017, 11:19 am

Hi, here's one from me:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/csw17_arrainmentchristmas_anon_mm_128kb.mp3

Title: The Arraignment Conviction and Imprisonment of Christmas [1645]

By: (An anonymous pamphleteer)

Duration: 10:59

English

This anonymous 1645 pamphlet was reprinted in A Right Merrie Christmass!!! by John Ashton in 1894, reproduced here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19979/19979-h/19979-h.htm

which is what I read from. (See Chapter IV, page 26)

To avoid confusing the listener, I've omitted two interpolations that Ashton added to the original:
  • "This little Tract commenced with the supposed letter", which appears immediately before the opening letter; and

    "(? pint of wine)" which appears in the paragraph immediately above "And so Pope save Christmas"
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Post by DrPGould » November 26th, 2017, 11:24 am

Michael:

What an interesting selection! Your reading was very good. Clear enunciation and a pleasure to hear. I have PL'd the selection and have a suggestion and then just a few corrections:

Suggestion...tack the thousand words or so at the front of Chapter 4 onto your reading. As I listened to your reading, I had one question--why was Father Christmas arraigned, imprisoned, etc. There was only one clue in the reading and that was the use of the word "malignant" to refer to an individual. I've only encountered that usage in the Roundhead literature of Cromwell's era. (And I only know that because I am a historian and the Tudor-Stuart period is a sub-specialty of mine.)

Leave the title as it is, add those thousand words to the front and the "cultural context" of the reading becomes clear to all. (You don't need to read "Chapter 4.")

The rest of the corrections must be done for the reading to be PL-OK:

(1) The edits you made "This little tract commences" and "?pint of wine" need to be added back in. Here at librivox, we tend to read the text as is.

(2) At 8:04 and at 9:05 "Mr. Woodcock" turns into "Mr. Woodstock" Those types of things happen all the time.

In short--no major corrections, nothing that requires re-recording of the entire piece and a pleasure to listen to.

I look forward to including it in the collection.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 27th, 2017, 12:48 am

Hi Philip

Many thanks for the feedback - that's very useful indeed. I actually spent some time pondering whether I should read the introductory text or not, and eventually decided against it on the grounds that listeners might find it a little boring. But as you say it does provide good context on the (rather important) historical background. I'm away for most of this week, but will add the additional text and make the corrections when I get back, probably on Saturday.

Thanks again

Michael
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Post by DrPGould » November 27th, 2017, 10:12 am

You're Welcome, Michael! I look forward to hearing the corrections.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 29th, 2017, 3:42 pm

What fun the Victorians had at Christmas …

Christmas games: Snapdragon

edited by R Chambers (1832-1888)

https://archive.org/details/1888bookofdaysmi02chamuoft (page 738)

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/csw17_christmasgamessnapdragon_chambers_mm_128kb.mp3

Duration: 6:07

Michael

(ps Arraignment corrections coming this weekend)

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Post by DrPGould » November 29th, 2017, 8:32 pm

Thank you, Michael. I'll try to have this PL'd tomorrow.

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » November 30th, 2017, 3:40 pm

Michael:

Snap Dragon is PL-OK! Nicely done.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 30th, 2017, 4:08 pm

My third and final Christmas one is from the same source as Snapdragon:

The Christmas Tree: Christmas Eve in Germany and America

edited by R Chambers (1832-1888)

https://archive.org/details/1888bookofdaysmi02chamuoft (page 737)

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/csw17_christmastreegermanyamerica_chambers_mm_128kb.mp3

Duration: 8:19

Michael

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Post by DrPGould » November 30th, 2017, 9:07 pm

Thank you, Michael, for the Christmas Tree.

Philip
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Post by bluechien » December 2nd, 2017, 3:23 pm

Here's our nativity piece!

* Link to your recording, as shown on the Uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/csw17_hymnofthenativity_vizetelly_nred_128kb.mp3
* Link to the text source: https://archive.org/stream/christmaswithpo01chrigoog#page/n128/mode/2up
* Language in which the story/poem is written: English
* Author's/translator's (and composer's) name, birth and death dates: Henry Vizetelly (1820-1894)
* Title of the story/poem: Hymn of the Nativity
* Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss: 07:51

release statement: we release this (ahem) music to the public domain
Eva D
ond let him not see this, lest he should come home,
and Pinch me, or kill my Squirrel.

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Post by DrPGould » December 2nd, 2017, 9:07 pm

Eva and Nemo:

Thanks for your piece with Tonal accompaniment. The author of the piece appears to be Richard Crashaw. Vizetelly is the editor of the entire work. The intro/outro need to be edited to reflect this.

Other than that, this unique and complex rendering is word perfect (and to my ear--pitch perfect as well).

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by WiltedScribe » December 2nd, 2017, 9:30 pm

Here are my contributions: three in English and one in Lithuanian (if that's alright---everyone has been doing English readings thus far!)

* Link to your recording, as shown on the Uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/csw17_atthesign_smith_tp_128kb.mp3
* Link to the text source: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433082521786;view=1up;seq=64
* Language in which the story/poem is written: English
* Author's/translator's (and composer's) name, birth and death dates: Geoffrey Smith (?-?)
* Title of the story/poem: At the Sign of the Jolly Jack
* Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss: 3:08

* Link to your recording, as shown on the Uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/csw17_christmasonce_brooks_tp_128kb.mp3
* Link to the text source: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433082521786;view=1up;seq=112
* Language in which the story/poem is written: English
* Author's/translator's (and composer's) name, birth and death dates: Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)
* Title of the story/poem: Christmas Once Is Christmas Still
* Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss: 3:25

* Link to your recording, as shown on the Uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/csw17_marijosgiesme_maironis_tp_128kb.mp3
* Link to the text source: http://antologija.lt/text/maironis-pavasario-balsai/3#marijos
* Language in which the story/poem is written: Lithuanian
* Author's/translator's (and composer's) name, birth and death dates: Maironis (1862-1932)
* Title of the story/poem: Marijos giesmė
* Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss: 2:17

* Link to your recording, as shown on the Uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/csw17_ongoodwishes_friswell_tp_128kb.mp3
* Link to the text source: https://archive.org/stream/christmasitsori00unkngoog#page/n190/mode/2up
* Language in which the story/poem is written: English
* Author's/translator's (and composer's) name, birth and death dates: James Hain Friswell (1825-1878)
* Title of the story/poem: On Good Wishes at Christmas
* Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss: 5:18

For the Lithuanian poem, you could ask Sonia (Kitty) to help, as she's PLed another Lithuanian poem I recorded last year. :)
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Post by DrPGould » December 2nd, 2017, 10:03 pm

Michael:

The Christmas tree is PL-OK! Nicely done!

Many thanks,

Philip
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