group [ENGLISH] After Long Silence by William Butler Yeats - jn

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group [ENGLISH] After Long Silence by William Butler Yeats - jn

Post by Newgatenovelist » Sun 30. Jun 2019, 22:16

After Long Silence by William Butler Yeats (*1865 - † 1939)[**TRANSLATORTXT**]
Yeats's poem 'After Long Silence' was written late in life. In it, he reflects on his relationship with the author Olivia Shakespear.

This project is open to all Legamus readers who wish to contribute....
(Summary by Newgatenovelist)
Text source: http:// (please only read from this text!)
Speech after long silence; it is right,
All other lovers being estranged or dead,
Unfriendly lamplight hid under its shade,
The curtains drawn upon unfriendly night,
That we descant and yet again descant
Upon the supreme theme of Art and Song:
Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young
We loved each other and were ignorant.
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Intro, Outro and Disclaimer for CC0:
At the beginning of each file please say:
After Long Silence by William Butler Yeats. This Legamus recording may be distributed and adapted freely for any purpose.
(if you wish: Read by [your name]**)


At the end of each section please say:
End of poem.
(if you wish: Read by [your name]**)
At the end of the project please say additionally:
"End of After Long Silence by William Butler Yeats. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Legamus.eu"

**Please add your name at the beginning or the end, not in both places.

About recording:
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

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

Save files as:
128 kbps MP3
afterlongsilence_##_yeats.mp3
(all lower-case) where ## is your section number.
(shorten the first part of the filename if too long!)

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, please ask). Please mind upper and lower case!

Title: ## - [Section title]
Artist: William Butler Yeats
Album: After Long Silence - read by your initials
Genre: Speech
Track Number: Section Number (if sections are numbered from 1, section +1, if sections are numbered from 0)

How to upload your file:
Use http://upload.legamus.eu/ (MC/BC will provide login-info for you).
When your file is uploaded, you will get a link. Please post the link here.

And now?
Please check for new posts in this thread until your section has been prooflistened.

Happy recording :)

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Wiki author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._B._Yeats
Wiki translator:
Wiki book:
published: 1933 / [language: English]
category: poetry / Tags: poetry; twentieth century; love
username: [your name] / no homepage
Section: 10 / preface: [**PREFACE**] / License: CC0
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Re: group [ENGLISH] After Long Silence by William Butler Yeats

Post by Newgatenovelist » Sun 30. Jun 2019, 22:19

A note for the MC: this is an experiment in much the same vein as the weekly and fortnightly poetry projects on LV. I don't know how many readers will fancy recording a version of the poem, but it's worth trying!

I've slightly tweaked the info on the tags and intro/outro - please let me know if I need to change anything else.

I think that's everything for now!
Erin

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Re: group [ENGLISH] After Long Silence by William Butler Yeats

Post by J_N » Sat 6. Jul 2019, 22:50

Hi,

while I love the idea, I fear there are not that many people active on Legamus. It's mostly people who have a passion for a certain book but can't record it for Librivox.

When I can remember, how to move a project, I'll move it into reader's wanted. Let's see if we get any entries and go from there. :)
Julia

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Re: group [ENGLISH] After Long Silence by William Butler Yeats

Post by Newgatenovelist » Sun 7. Jul 2019, 17:30

Hi! First person to reply, so that's a start!

You're right, it is pretty quiet round here. However, there are some Yeats enthusiasts out there, and I'm hoping a one-off late-career poem will prove tempting. I could be wrong of course, but it might also be the case that some members simply don't stop by regularly and so haven't seen the project. I'd like to start spreading the word this month and see if it appeals to anyone. I remain absurdly optimistic that will!

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