The Gift of Poetry (CD)

Alto
$9.99
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SKU:
ALN1968
Artist:
Alec Guinness, Richard Burton, John Betjeman, Robert Donat, Orson Welles, Laurie Lee

“Over 78 minutes of sustained quality in favourites, all performed by legendary voices and looks like another best-seller”

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Tracklisting:

1. W.H.Auden: The Night Mail / John Laurie 2:13
2. Laurie Lee: April / Laurie Lee 1:21
3. Oscar Wilde: Ballad of Reading Gaol/ Frank Duncan 6:34
4. Robert Burns: Red, Red Rose / John Neville 0:46

Alec Guinness reading: (*with Osian Ellis, harp)
5. E.E.Cummings: Sweet Spring 1:05
6. E.E.Cummings: When Faces Called Flowers…. 1:20
7. E.E.Cummings: The Moon Looked into my Window 1:04
8. Thomas H. Bayly: Ask Me Not For Sportive Lays* 1:04
9. Cornelius Whur: The Female Friend* 1:52
10. Thomas H. Bayly: Toujours Le Meme* 2:08
11. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Exelsior* 2:34

Richard Burton reading:
12. Thomas Hardy: Wessex Heights 2:48
13. Thomas Hardy: The Voice 0:54
14. John Clare: Autumn 0:47
15. Christopher Marlowe: The Passionate Shepherd 0:58
16. Walter Raleigh: Nymph’s Reply 1:13
17. Bishop Henry King: from Exequy on his Wife 0:39
18. William Dunbar: from Lament of the Makers 0:45
19. Robert Graves: Welsh Incident 2:33

John Betjeman reading Betjeman:
20. The Church’s Restoration 1:14
21. Olympic Girl 1:26
22. Seaside Golf 1:07
23. Business Women 1:00
24. Indoor Games near Newbury 2:25
25. How to get on in Society 0:55
26. Licorice Fields at Pontefract 1:29

Robert Donat reading:
27. A. E. Housman: From Far from Eve and Morning 0:42
28. John Betjeman: Death at Leamington 1:27
29. Coventry Patmore: The Toys 1:54
30. T. S. Eliot: Gus, the Theatre Cat 3:09
31. Yuan Jie: Drunk Song on Stone Fish Lake 1:10
32. Robert Browning: Ring and the Book (extract). 2:34
33. Wm Shakespeare: On her Reign (from Henry VIII) 1:18
34. Shakespeare: ‘Dirge for Fidele’ from Cymbeline (Fear no more the Heat of the Sun…) 1:31
35. William Wordsworth: Intimations of Immortality 11:01

Orson Welles reading:
36. John Donne: A Devotion (No Man is an Island) 4:10

Paul Robeson reading:
37. Langston Hughes: Freedom Train 2:53

Orson Welles reading:
38. Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg address 2:48