FINIS [WP] A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea by Allan Cunningham

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Post by Snapdragon » March 8th, 2012, 10:14 am

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Post by Mike001 » March 8th, 2012, 11:21 am

Libertyness wrote:... If someone could give mine a listen for PL purposes I'd much appreciate it.
Seems to match perfectly with the text as given in the introduction (excepting the extra lines in the sung version). I did notice you had:

And hark the music, mariners!

for

But hark the music, mariners!

But whether that matters -- and maybe the text for the sung version has "And" anyway.

I suppose the poet's name wasn't pronounced right. Are poet's names, being outside the poem/song itself, an issue?

His surname would be said Cunning'am, with the "a" pronounced as a neutral vowel (i.e., like the one at the end of the word "china"). In IPA --

kʌnɪŋəm

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Post by LenXZ1 » March 8th, 2012, 4:59 pm

Here is a partly sung and partly spoken version from a salty old tar. [Well, not really, but I can pretend.]

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_llw.mp3
Duration: 1:43

If you would like to hear a really good musical performance of this, here is a link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qfUSlJRsOI

And now leave it to me, of course, to throw in a bit of controversy about words. I just could not arrive at even the foggiest concept of what a "snoring" breeze could be like, so I decided to do a little research to see if I could find a different authentic text, and lo and behold! here is what I found: There is a 4-volume publication printed in London in 1825 called The Songs of Scotland, Ancient and Modern, which includes this song, with the words "But give to me the swelling breeze"! And the editor of that anthology was none other than Allan Cunningham himself.
http://books.google.com/books?id=RmRLAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA208&lpg=PA208&dq=wet+sheet+and+a+flowing+sea+original+lyrics&source=bl&ots=kVB3ZbjRmy&sig=kNo3P28ku4buUrPAi7Je4zhOzo0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oOdXT7i0N6-L0QGk_8m4Dw&sqi=2&ved=0CFsQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false
I found other old sources with the same word used. "Snoring" somehow got in there a little later. Some more recent arrangements of the song use "roaring" instead of either "swelling" or "snoring." Anything is better than "snoring," in my opinion.

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Post by aradlaw » March 8th, 2012, 5:51 pm

Good singing Herman and Liberty :clap:

Here is my reading...
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_dl.mp3
1:16

note: Len`s version and notes arrived as I was composing this post, I had changed 'snoring' to 'roaring' as in the song, it makes more sense :)
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Post by Tlaloc » March 9th, 2012, 2:11 am

Hello Liberty,
I made the corrections to my file as you asked me and send it back ( 2min12)
Then I recorded the song singing along with you and merged the two files in a file “chorus”. 2min24sec
But if this does not sound as you like, I send also the recording of my singing along with you. (file called hrforchorus)2min2sec. Perhaps you will have a to synchronise some details and have to adjust the level of my recording.
For the rest of the week I will not be here so, I will listen all this next week.
Best regards
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Post by Tlaloc » March 9th, 2012, 2:21 am

Here are the uploaded files
File already exists: the original file has been renamed.
Upload successful. URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_hr.mp3 2min12sec
Upload successful. URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_chorus.mp3 2min 24sec
Upload successful. URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_hrforchorus.mp3 2min 2sec
Sorry Herman

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Post by RuthieG » March 9th, 2012, 5:16 am

Upload URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_rg.mp3
Duration: 2:33
Size: 2.33 MB

And I have stuck to snoring. I like it.

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Post by Libertyness » March 9th, 2012, 11:05 am

Mike - Thanks for the very thorough PL! My apologies to Mr. Cunningham. I think I will choose to leave it and blame it on my American accent. Will you be gracing us with a performance as well?

Ginger - Lovely reading, thank you! PL-OK!

Len - How fabulous! PL-OK! Thanks for the great recording! And for your research! I'll make a note of it in the OP for future readers. I agree that a snoring breeze is indeed a silly concept. I suppose I thought it must be the sawing-logs kind of snoring? Maybe that's just as exciting as a roaring breeze? :lol: Maybe not. Ah well. Thanks anyway! We should start running our selections by you before we begin recording for the week! (Or I could start doing better research?)

David - Great recording, thank you! PL-OK!

Ruth - Wonderful song! Thank you! You have a very sweet singing voice. PL-OK!

Herman - Thanks so much! I appreciate your work on putting us together! I selfishly would like to have a verse or two to myself, so I'm glad you included your solo file as well. I'll fiddle around with it and get it uploaded later today.

Anyone else want to join our crew, just let me know. You can sing along to my version or the one Herman just posted.

Edit: All of the sung files are a touch on the loud side (93.5, 94.4), and I can't remember what the rule is for the max volume. I know it's 89dB +/- some number... was it 4?

And, lest anyone feel left out after my previous response to Herman's song, cheers for all! Image
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Post by RuthieG » March 10th, 2012, 12:56 am

Len/Liberty:
The Oxford English Dictionary wrote:Snore
b. Sc., north. dial. and U.S. Of things, wind, etc.: To make or give out a roaring or droning noise.

Example: 1886 Bp. W. Alexander St. Augustine's Holiday 135 The wind‥Humming and snoring thro' rigging and spar.
I have learned not to be surprised by unfamiliar Scots words. English is indeed a rich and wonderful language in all its forms.

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Post by nbvoices » March 10th, 2012, 7:12 am

Good morning. Here's my wet sheet and flowing sea offering for today. Nice fun piece to read ! I did add some amplification to this, Hope it sounds ok. Feedback is always welcome and appreciated at this end. nbvoices :)


duration: 1:26.0 (Question on this, how to do you measure duration? is it from beginning of opening silence to end of 5 sec silence at end, or just the piece itself? This time is from beginning of front silence to end of closing quote, not end of 5 sec silence. Please advise. Thanks.)

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_nb.mp3
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Post by Tamzie » March 10th, 2012, 12:23 pm

here is my recording.. !! :)..!! this is my first work..!! ^_^!

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_tamanna.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » March 10th, 2012, 12:54 pm

New reading uploaded with "the snoring breeze", same file duration. :)

You've got more MW slots to shuffle things around Liberty :wink:
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Post by miketheauctioneer » March 10th, 2012, 3:43 pm

Hi,

Haven't been here for a while, and I hope I didn't forget how to do this and mess it up. http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_mv.mp3 1:18
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Post by Lucy_k_p » March 10th, 2012, 4:23 pm

So little space, so much to say.

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Post by Libertyness » March 10th, 2012, 4:44 pm

Nancy - Fabulous reading! Thanks! You have a very pleasant voice, I enjoyed listening to your recording. We count file duration as the entire file, front to back. AND You are PL-OK!

Tamanna - Welcome to LibriVox! I hope you stick around for a while! Great first recording! There were a few minor problems you'll need to keep in mind in the future. We usually keep 5 seconds of silence at the end of our recordings for technical reasons. Your filename for this project only needs to include your initials, and your id3 tags should be capitalized. Some people just copy and paste them in straight from the first post. I was able to correct these small problems and reupload for you at http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_t.mp3, so you are PL-OK! Now I just need to know what name you'd like to be listed under. It can be your forum name, your real name or something else entirely. Just let me know and I'll set up your own LibriVox Catalog page with it.

Mike - Welcome back! Great reading, I love your vocal quality. Your recording was a bit too loud, so I de-amplified it a bit. You also had Allan Cunningham listed as the band, not the artist in your id3 tags, so I fixed that while I was at it. I also think I heard 'snorting breeze'? :lol: At this point I'm not even worried about it. Thanks! PL-OK!

Lucy - Very nicely done! Thank you! You are perfectly PL-OK!

David - Thank you! I very much appreciate the extra wiggle room.

I also reuploaded my own recording with Harold - I think we'd make a pretty good two-man sailing crew. :)
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/dl/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_lrs.mp3

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