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Post by aradlaw » May 9th, 2020, 8:06 pm

The Broken Oar by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882).

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and was one of the Fireside Poets from New England. (Wikipedia )
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The Broken Oar by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Once upon Iceland's solitary strand
A poet wandered with his book and pen,
Seeking some final word, some sweet Amen,
Wherewith to close the volume in his hand.

The billows rolled and plunged upon the sand,
The circling sea-gulls swept beyond his ken,
And from the parting cloud-rack now and then
Flashed the red sunset over sea and land.

Then by the billows at his feet was tossed
A broken oar; and carved thereon he read,
"Oft was I weary, when I toiled at thee";
And like a man, who findeth what was lost,

He wrote the words, then lifted up his head,
And flung his useless pen into the sea.


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Post by Horner94 » May 10th, 2020, 2:05 pm

Hello,

Here is my attempt: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/brokenoar_longfellow_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:10

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Post by aradlaw » May 10th, 2020, 5:29 pm

Thank you Graham and Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » May 10th, 2020, 5:31 pm

Thanks Chad, your sample rate 48000 Hz, the specs call for 44100 Hz, could you correct this please?
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Post by Horner94 » May 10th, 2020, 6:02 pm

aradlaw wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Thanks Chad, your sample rate 48000 Hz, the specs call for 44100 Hz, could you correct this please?
Here is the amended recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/brokenoar_longfellow_cjph_128kb.mp3

Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by NemoR » May 10th, 2020, 8:15 pm

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Post by aradlaw » May 10th, 2020, 8:24 pm

Thank you Nemo. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » May 10th, 2020, 8:29 pm

Horner94 wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 6:02 pm

Here is the amended recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/brokenoar_longfellow_cjph_128kb.mp3

Kind regards,
Chad
Sorry Chad, the sample rate is still 48000 Hz in that upload. If you are using Audacity this is changed in the bottom left corner - the Project Sample (Hz) pulldown box, we need a 44100 Hz sample rate.
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Post by Jairobi » May 11th, 2020, 3:21 pm

Here is my effort (first ever) -https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/brokenoar_longfellow_jfr_128kb.mp3 (1:08). My name for the catalog is Jai Robichaud.

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Post by aradlaw » May 11th, 2020, 7:22 pm

Thank you Jai, good first reading. :thumbs:
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Post by quasimoir » May 12th, 2020, 10:44 am

Hello again David!

Here's the link to my recording of 'The Broken Oar': https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/brokenoar_longfellow_gd_128kb.mp3

Running time: 1:09

Always,
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Post by aradlaw » May 12th, 2020, 12:31 pm

Thank you Bruce and Garfield. :thumbs:
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