COMPLETE Christmas Short Works 2019 - ans

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Post by annise » October 12th, 2019, 11:35 pm

Christmas Short Works Collection 2019

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in our catalogue: https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2019-by-various/
Christmas 2019 is coming, so get your thinking caps on and join in this year's collection. If you have any doubts about the PD status or the relevance to this collection , just post and ask
**In order that all may contribute , 2 contributions only pre reader please ***
  • How to claim a part: It is not necessary to pre-claim a section for this project but see the summary above. Simply follow the instructions below.
    1. Find a Christmas-themed selection (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, whatever) in any language.
    2. Ensure that your text is clearly in the public domain. Gutenberg is a good source. Another possibility is an archive scan which includes clear copyright information. Publication date must be 1923 or earlier. If you are unsure about the copyright status of your selection, you may want to ask for help to verify that it is public domain before you record.
    3. If you are not in the US, please ensure that you know and abide by the copyright laws in your own country as well as US law (above). Again, if you are unsure, ask.
    4. Your submission can be as long or short as you need, as long as it is under 70 minutes or so.
    5. If you'd like to see what has already been included in a previous Christmas Collection, they can all be found here: https://librivox.org/search?q=christmas%20collection&search_form=advanced However, if your selection has been done before, you are still welcome to submit your own recording. I do ask that no duplicates be included in the same collection together.
    6. Extra sections will be added to the MW as they become necessary.
    7. Please feel free to submit suggestions of works that would be a good fit for this collection, if you know of any. I will collect these suggestions in the post below.
  • New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  • Is there a deadline? All submissions should be received by Wednesday, December 18. Should you wish extra time, you may request it, but we may be unable to grant it. Discretion will be left to the DPL and the MC, in that case.


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    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

    [list] [*] Project Code: sAa6p3pJ

    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Various) : n/a
    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 25
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    [*]Original publication date (if known):
    [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: Poetry; Short Stories; *Non-fiction

Keywords that describe the book: Christmas, holidays

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    csw19_[poem/story title in a few words]_[author's last name]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case, no spaces or punctuation) (e.g. csw19_christmastree_dickens_rg_128kb.mp3)


    Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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Post by annise » October 17th, 2019, 9:07 pm

Please post any suggestions you may have! Here is a whole list to get you started:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22418

Anne
“CHRISTMAS EVE IN WAR TIMES” in this collection:

Taken Alive by Edward P. Roe
LikeManyWaters wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Here’s another suggestion for someone, new release on Gutenberg:
JOB GOLDING'S CHRISTMAS in
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/60581/60581-h/60581-h.htm#Page_210

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Post by KevinS » October 20th, 2019, 7:42 am

"E agora, José?"

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Post by annise » October 21st, 2019, 4:17 pm

Thanks Kevin - a nice Christmassy start :D

Anne

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Post by Horner94 » October 21st, 2019, 4:43 pm

Hello!
Here is my contribution:
Author: George Wither (11 June 1588 O.S. (21 June 1588 NS) – 2 May 1667 O.S. (12 May 1667 NS))
Title: A Rocking Hymn
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/51719/51719-h/51719-h.htm#Page_60
Audio recording ready for PL'ing:
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/csw19_therockinghymn_wither_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 03:14
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by KevinS » October 21st, 2019, 4:57 pm

annise wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 4:17 pm
Thanks Kevin - a nice Christmassy start :D

Anne
I'm so happy you've taken this project on!
"E agora, José?"

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Post by annise » October 21st, 2019, 5:59 pm

Thanks Chad - I'd not met that one :D

Anne

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Post by annise » October 21st, 2019, 8:14 pm

01 anf 02 PL OK :thumbs: :thumbs:

Anne

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Post by ColleenMc » October 22nd, 2019, 10:54 am

I would like to contribute a poem I've been saving up all year -- "The Orphan's Dream of Christmas". Here's the problem: I found it in Harper's magazine via Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32945) where it has no author credited.

Harper's also does not credit Dickens' British periodical, Household Words, from which it was reprinted! Household Words also does not list the author's name, however searching around online turned up the name "Eliza Griffiths" as the author. I also cannot find out any information on Ms Griffiths, no birth or death dates. Search made more frustrating by the fact that there is a contemporary artist/author/poet named Rachel Eliza Griffiths with a large web presence but there's no Wikipedia entry and even one of the academic books about Victorian writers says that virtually nothing is known of Eliza Griffiths except that she had several poems and stories printed in Household Words.

Should I just go with the superficial "by anonymous" since that's how the poem appears in the source I'll be reading from?

Thanks,
Colleen

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Post by annise » October 22nd, 2019, 1:20 pm

I think I'd go with anonymous in the circumstances.

Anne

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Post by Anitazz » October 22nd, 2019, 2:07 pm

Christmas! Yay!
I've uploaded:
His Christmas Gift by Jacob A. Riis (1849 - 1914)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/csw19_hischristmasgift_riis_asm_128kb.mp3
(8:57)
https://archive.org/details/christmasstories00riis/page/52

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Post by Horner94 » October 22nd, 2019, 4:59 pm

Hello!
Here is another contribution:
Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892)
Title: In Memorium
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/51719/51719-h/51719-h.htm#Page_60
Audio ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/csw19_inmemorium_tennyson_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 03:20
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by Nesli » October 23rd, 2019, 12:02 pm

Hello Anne, :D
I'm a "newbie" and very excited to be part of this amazing community.
I've been enjoying myself recording away.
So here is my contribution to your collection.
A rather sad story, but really touching.
(I'll record a merrier one as well :wink: )
Nesli

Title: The Heavenly Christmas Tree
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky (11 November 1821 - 9 February 1881)
Translator: N/A
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/40745/40745-h/40745-h.htm
Audio recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/csw19_heavenlytree_dostoyevsky_ns_128kb.mp3
Time: 14:12

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Post by annise » October 23rd, 2019, 3:20 pm

Thank you both :D

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Post by ColleenMc » October 24th, 2019, 10:36 am

annise wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 1:20 pm
I think I'd go with anonymous in the circumstances.

Anne
Makes sense, will do!

Colleen

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