COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 202 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 1st, 2020, 2:20 pm

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 202

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-202-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of March 2020. When this month is over, another one will be started. Don't despair if the sections are all filled up! I will add more sections as needed. :)
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 74 minutes (so as to fit in an audio CD)
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but they need to state date of publication (or book edition) to verify public domain status.
    • Please read from the text you post! You may not read from another source, as the other source may not be public domain!
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding (if you wish) date, location, your personal URL, etc.
    • Then read the poem.
    • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    ID3 tags: Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    spc202_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    e.g. spc202_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

    When submitting, please post in the thread, following this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    Duration:
    MP3 URL:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain. Please READ FROM the text you post!
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
PL Type: Special - Standard PL, plus checking all tech specs including ID tags, file names, volume, background noise, and plosives for new readers. For everyone, follow along with text and check to make sure any deviations from text don't affect rhyme, meter, or meaning.

Magic Window:



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Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by Horner94 » March 2nd, 2020, 3:27 pm

Hello!
Here is my attempt.
Author: John Donne (1572-1631).
Title: Change
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/48688/48688-h/48688-h.htm#pagei.82
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc202_change_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 02:14

Best regards,
Chad


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Post by ktaylor07 » March 2nd, 2020, 4:04 pm

“To Miss C. M. Sedgewick” by By Anna Cora Mowatt (1819-1870)
Sargent’s New Monthly Magazine 1843, Volume 1, no. 2, page 87
Text URL: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.30000080743200&view=1up&seq=87
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc202_cmsedgewick_kst_128kb.mp3
Duration: 02:00

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Post by ktaylor07 » March 2nd, 2020, 4:09 pm

“To Mary” by By Anna Cora Mowatt (1819-1870)
Sargent’s New Monthly Magazine 1843, Volume 1, part 1, page 259
Text URL: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.30000080743200&view=1up&seq=329
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc202_tomary_kst_128kb.mp3
Duration: 01:59

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Post by soupy » March 2nd, 2020, 7:18 pm

To murder in cold blood all joy in life for him who has no money is a dreadful thing and that is what the moneyed man does.

Help us finish
The Spirit of the Age.


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Post by Horner94 » March 3rd, 2020, 11:14 am

Hello!
Here is my second attempt.
Author: Walt Whitman (1819-1892).
Title: Beginning My Studies
URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1322/1322-h/1322-h.htm#link2H_4_0011
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc202_beginningmystudies_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 00:45

Best regards,
Chad

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 3rd, 2020, 2:02 pm

Horner94 wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 3:27 pm
Hello!
Here is my attempt.
Author: John Donne (1572-1631).
Title: Change
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/48688/48688-h/48688-h.htm#pagei.82
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc202_change_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 02:14

Best regards,
Chad
Hi Chad! Your sound quality is much better than previous recordings! :thumbs: Did you change your microphone or something?
Comparing your two poems so far, "Beginning my studies" has a bit of an echo, as if it was recorded in an empty room or opposite an empty wall, something that creates reverb. As I personally prefer the sound of the first poem, I would suggest you use that recording setup/space. I'm impressed by the sound improvement! :D
Thank you for your contributions! Marked PL OK in the Magic Window!

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Post by Grothmann » March 3rd, 2020, 11:15 pm

Hi:

A Last Word
by Ernest Dowson (1867 1900)
read by Dale Grothmann

Time 1:22

Audio at --
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc202_alastword_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at --
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8497

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Horner94 » March 4th, 2020, 5:22 am

Thanks!
Actually, I'm using the built-in mic on my laptop, so the audio quality is probably being affected by the setting I am recording in. I have chosen a different setting now.
Here is my final contribution:
Author: Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796).
Title: A Stanza Added In A Mason Lodge
URL: www.gutenberg.org/files/1279/1279-h/1279-h.htm#link2H_4_0029
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc202_astanzaaddedinamasonlodge_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 00:35

Hope this audio quality is okay!

Best regards,
Chad

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 4th, 2020, 12:06 pm

I'm all caught up! :thumbs:

Thank you, Kelly, Craig, Dale and Chad! (Yes the audio quality is great!)

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Post by Horner94 » March 4th, 2020, 8:49 pm

Hello!
Can you please add this recording to the next collection?
Author: Hannah F. Gould (1789-1865)
Title: The Herald's Cry In The Desert
URL: www.gutenberg.org/files/44444/44444-h/44444-h.htm#THE_HERALDS_CRY_IN_THE_DESERT
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc202_theheraldscryinthedesert_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:34

Best regards,
Chad

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Post by silverquill » March 4th, 2020, 11:16 pm

Here is my first one:
The Rhone Glacier -- Sunset By Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930)
http://wwwgutenbergorg/ebooks/55052

2:25
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc202_rhoneglacier__lcw_128kb.mp3
~Larry

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