~ Bilingual - Poetry - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - ks

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Post Reply
Algy Pug
Posts: 5737
Joined: December 26th, 2009, 10:07 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post by Algy Pug » January 28th, 2012, 5:48 am

This project is complete. All associated files can be found on the catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-rubaiyat-of-omar-khayyam-version-2-by-omar-khayyam/

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam (1048 - 1131). Translated by Edward Whinfield (1836-1922).
Omar Khayyám (1048–1131) was a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. In the Western world he is most famous for his many rubáiyát (quatrains), a four line rhyming stanza, which were popularized in an extensively reworked collection in English by Edward Fitzgerald, the first edition of which appeared in 1859.

However, Fitzgerald was neither the first nor the most scholarly of the translators of Omar Khayyam’s rubáiyát. As well as translating the poems of Hafez and Rumi, Edward Henry Whinfield (1836-1922) also produced a much more extensive English version of the rubáiyát. In 1883 he published a bilingual edition of 500 quatrains, in which the Persian original is presented side by side with the English translation.

This is a bilingual recording. Each quatrain will be read first in Persian and then in English translation. While listeners unfamiliar with the Persian language will not able to appreciate the meaning of the quatrains in their original form, everyone can at least enjoy the musicality of Omar’s verse, which Whinfield often succeeds in capturing. (Summary by Algy Pug)
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    All sections in this project have already been allocated, as follows:

    All quatrains in Persian - Mostafa

    English text
    Introduction - Algy Pug
    Quatrains 1 - 101 - Noel Badrian
    Quatrains 102 - 200 - Darvinia
    Quatrains 201 - 302 - ref
    Quatrains 303 - 401 - Dublin Gothic
    Quatrains 402 - 500 - Cleogirl
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim (or by the target completion date, whatever is sooner). Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. The target completion date for this project is 31 July 2012.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.archive.org/details/quatrains1883omaruoft

    For the convenience of readers and proof listeners, the text has been broken up as follows:
    Introduction:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?fxq9ct4ho7h8n9b

    Quatrains 1 - 101:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?j1qa23hg89e444t

    Quatrains 102 - 200:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?nf67m6i40pdevdl

    Quatrains 201 - 302:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?rwufm2mmfoam6or

    Quatrains 303 - 401:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?bajdslv4cm3ujh6

    Quatrains 402 - 500:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?2c5mju2sc0dtxls

    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: Word Perfect

    Magic Window:



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

    BC - please provide *all of* the following:
    [list]
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 16
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Khayy%C3%A1m
    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubaiyat_of_Omar_Khayyam
    [*]Short description (please state who wrote the description. This can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD):
    [*]Date of first publication: 1883
    [*]Year of author's death (note: in some countries copyright is death of author plus 50 or 70 years) 1922
=======================================================[/size]

[*]BEFORE recording:
Please check the Recording Notes:
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

Set your recording software to:

Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

[*]DURING recording:
Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
Start of recording (Intro)
  • "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam, translated into English by Edward Whinfield. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Librivox. org
  • Say:
    "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam, translated into English by Edward Whinfield. Section (number) - Section title.
  • For the introduction, then say:
    Introduction read by Algy Pug
  • For all subsequent sections, say:
    Quatrains in Persian read by (name of reader). English translation read by (name of reader)."
End of recording
  • At the end of the section, say:
    End of Section (number) - Section title."
  • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam, translated into English by Edward Whinfield."
N.B. All intros and outros are to be read in both languages, the Persian being read first.

Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

After reading each quatrain Mostafa will leave a short pause and then state the number of the quatrain in English. Therefore the readers in English need only read the text of each quatrain and not the number. All readers are asked to leave a short gap between each quatrain to make the editing easier.

Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!

[*]AFTER recording:
Need noise-cleaning?
Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

Save files as
128 kbps MP3
rubaiyat_#_khayyam_whinfield_language.mp3 (all lower-case) where # is your section number. (e.g. rubaiyat_1_khayyam_whinfield_english.mp3)

ID3 V2 tags
(To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
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: # - [Section title] - [Language]
Artist: Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward Whinfield
Album: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

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.
  • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://upload.librivox.org
    Image
    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
  • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: ks - gypsygirl
  • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
[/list]

Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by Algy Pug on March 4th, 2012, 7:06 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Algy Pug

My Librivox page

_________________________
Let me recapitulate backwards to what happened previously.
- Rex Mossop

gypsygirl
Posts: 8665
Joined: June 12th, 2006, 6:00 pm
Location: British expat in Waco, TX
Contact:

Post by gypsygirl » January 28th, 2012, 7:50 am

I'll MC this. Back shortly with the MW.
Karen S.

gypsygirl
Posts: 8665
Joined: June 12th, 2006, 6:00 pm
Location: British expat in Waco, TX
Contact:

Post by gypsygirl » January 28th, 2012, 7:59 am

OK, all set. I've put you a section 0 for the introduction, but if it's going to be read in both languages as well, it would be better to start at 01 instead. Let me know how you need it.
Karen S.

Cleogirl
Posts: 1271
Joined: January 7th, 2011, 5:27 am
Location: Ottawa, the northern nation's capital
Contact:

Post by Cleogirl » January 28th, 2012, 8:04 am

Good day! I've not looked at how the sections are cut up, but I just want to formalize my request to claim quatrains 402-500.

I'm looking forward to this!

Cheers
Cleogirl

ref
Posts: 709
Joined: January 16th, 2008, 12:11 pm
Location: NJ

Post by ref » January 28th, 2012, 10:26 am

I'm in too, for 201-302.

Darvinia
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 2981
Joined: March 15th, 2009, 8:38 pm
Location: Alberta, Canada

Post by Darvinia » January 28th, 2012, 10:37 am

Reporting for duty! Sir!
Bev

"I yam what I yam, and that's all what I yam." - Popeye, the sailor man
"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
12696

mostafa
Posts: 31
Joined: August 9th, 2011, 3:09 pm
Location: Tehran, Iran

Post by mostafa » January 28th, 2012, 5:06 pm

Okay, let's do this. I'm gonna make you proud, Omar! :)

NoelBadrian
Posts: 998
Joined: December 4th, 2011, 10:25 am
Location: Ireland

Post by NoelBadrian » January 28th, 2012, 5:18 pm

Hi,
1 - 101: All mine! Scary...
Raring to go tho.
Noel
Noel's Recordings

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." - Ray Bradbury

Algy Pug
Posts: 5737
Joined: December 26th, 2009, 10:07 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post by Algy Pug » January 28th, 2012, 6:32 pm

Thank you everyone

I think we are all set.

If the readers of the English sections have any questions about pronunciations of Persian words or names please ask Mostafa.

Any visitors to the thread who would like to act as DPL (English and/or Persian) please do not hesitate to apply.

Let's get this show on the road.

Cheers

Algy
Algy Pug

My Librivox page

_________________________
Let me recapitulate backwards to what happened previously.
- Rex Mossop

NoelBadrian
Posts: 998
Joined: December 4th, 2011, 10:25 am
Location: Ireland

Post by NoelBadrian » January 29th, 2012, 9:33 am

:help:

I am a little mixed up with Section(s) - Is this correct for Intro/Outro and ID3 Tag? or is the "Section 1" part of the Title superfluous?
Also - Do I have to include the "Quatrains in Persian read by Mostafa" bit?
Noel


Start of recording (Intro)
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam, translated into English by Edward Whinfield. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Librivox. org
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam, translated into English by Edward Whinfield. Section seven - Section 1: Quatrains 1 - 101 – English
Quatrains in Persian read by Mostafa . English translation read by Noel Badrian."

End of recording
“End of Section seven. - Section 1: Quatrains 1 - 101 – English "

ID3 V2 tags

Title: 07 - Section 1: Quatrains 1 - 101 – English
Noel's Recordings

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." - Ray Bradbury

Algy Pug
Posts: 5737
Joined: December 26th, 2009, 10:07 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post by Algy Pug » January 30th, 2012, 3:43 am

Thank you for the query Noel.

Your section is number 1, not number 7. I have set up the extra sections 6 - 15 because two separate recordings of each group of quatrains, one in English and one in Persian, will be made. Hence your reading of the English and Mostafa's reading of the Persian will both be Section 1. When I edit the project, the Persian and English readings will be combined, so that the recording in the catalogue will have just six sections.

Therefore you should read "Section 1" twice - once at the beginning and once at the end.

Hope this makes things clearer.

Cheers

Algy Pug
Algy Pug

My Librivox page

_________________________
Let me recapitulate backwards to what happened previously.
- Rex Mossop

NoelBadrian
Posts: 998
Joined: December 4th, 2011, 10:25 am
Location: Ireland

Post by NoelBadrian » January 30th, 2012, 4:18 pm

Um.. My name is against Section 07 in the MW above. Do I use that number for anything - the file name and ID3 tag perhaps? Sorry if I'm a bit slow on the uptake here.
Noel
Noel's Recordings

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." - Ray Bradbury

gypsygirl
Posts: 8665
Joined: June 12th, 2006, 6:00 pm
Location: British expat in Waco, TX
Contact:

Post by gypsygirl » January 30th, 2012, 8:39 pm

NoelBadrian wrote:Um.. My name is against Section 07 in the MW above. Do I use that number for anything - the file name and ID3 tag perhaps? Sorry if I'm a bit slow on the uptake here.
Noel
Section 7 (and the rest of the higher numbered sections) is a placeholder. Once the project is complete, there will only be sections 00 - 06. But until then, there needs to be a place to keep track of readers' files.
Karen S.

Algy Pug
Posts: 5737
Joined: December 26th, 2009, 10:07 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post by Algy Pug » January 31st, 2012, 4:09 am

gypsygirl wrote:
NoelBadrian wrote:Um.. My name is against Section 07 in the MW above. Do I use that number for anything - the file name and ID3 tag perhaps? Sorry if I'm a bit slow on the uptake here.
Noel
Section 7 (and the rest of the higher numbered sections) is a placeholder. Once the project is complete, there will only be sections 00 - 06. But until then, there needs to be a place to keep track of readers' files.
Thanks Karen

You managed to answer Noel's question with about a quarter of the words I used. One day, I must really learn to speak (and write) English properly.

Cheers

Algy
Algy Pug

My Librivox page

_________________________
Let me recapitulate backwards to what happened previously.
- Rex Mossop

NoelBadrian
Posts: 998
Joined: December 4th, 2011, 10:25 am
Location: Ireland

Post by NoelBadrian » January 31st, 2012, 9:02 am

Thanks Karen and Algy, sorry about the confusion!
Noel
Noel's Recordings

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." - Ray Bradbury

Post Reply