Music, when soft voices die
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many Librivox volunteers as possible!
This week's poem can be found here.
Please be sure that your recording software is set to the following technical specifications:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz
Have questions on "how"?
Check LV's Recording Notes thread before recording: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
If this is your first recording, you'll also find this useful: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording
Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
Music, when soft voices die by Percy Bysshe Shelley, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
Then read the poem:
MUSIC, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory;
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken;
Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heap'd for the belovèd's bed:
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.
At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:
End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Please leave a few seconds of silence at the end of your recording.
Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name - all in lowercase: music_shelley_[your initials].mp3
ID3 tags (Version 2):
Title: Music, when soft voices die - Read by [YOUR INITIALS] (ex. Music, when soft voices die - Read by KLH)
Artist: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Album: LibriVox Weekly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]
Transfer of files (completed recordings)
- If you have your own server space, post the link here. Please leave the file in this location until the project is catalogued.
- If you don't have your own server space, please upload with the LibriVox uploader:
If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin
You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: kh - kristin
Please post a link to your file in this thread.
When you post your link, please include your name as you would like it credited on the catalogue page and any URL by which you would like it accompanied. (Note: This is only necessary if you have not done so for another project.)
If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 0600 GMT Sunday, February 3rd (12:00am CST)
(And remember, anyone can suggest a poem for a certain week and/or coordinate an upcoming weekly poem! If you'd like to suggest a poem or coordinate a future Weekly Poetry project, please visit this thread.)