COMPLETE [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

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COMPLETE [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by algy pug » Sat 13. Jul 2013, 16:36

The Testament of Beauty by Robert Bridges (1844 - 1930)
The Testament of Beauty is a long poem in four books, and was the last work of the English Poet Laureate, Robert Bridges. It was first published in 1929. Like The Prelude by William Wordsworth and The Divine Comedy, the poem is a voyage of self-discovery, in which the author seeks to resolve philosophical and spiritual issues raised in his earlier works, particularly in the sonnet sequence, The Growth of Love (1898). It is written in a style that Bridges described as "loose alexandrines", which are constructed on the basis of syllables rather than accents, a metrical structure developed by the author himself. The work also features Bridges' idiosyncratic approach to the spelling of English. (Summary by XXX)
Text source: There is no readily available online text. I will be reading from a facsmile copy of the original 1929 edition.(please only read from this text!)

Prooflistener: Martin Geeson has kindly agreed to act a DPL. Word perfect PL required.

How to claim a chapter?
This is a solo recording. 18 Sections will be required.

Magic Window - Google.doc

Intro, Outro and Disclaimer for CC0:
At the beginning of each file please say:
[Section number] of [The Testament of Beauty by Robert Bridges]. This recording may be distributed and adapted freely for non-commercial purposes, with the provisos that Legamus is credited and any derivative creation is licensed under the same terms.
(if you wish: Read by [your name]**)
[Chapter title]

At the end of each section please say:
End of [Section number]
(if you wish: Read by [your name]** )
At the end of the project please say additionally:
"End of book title by author. 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
testamentofbeauty_##_bridges.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. testamentofbeauty_01_bridges.mp3)

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: ## - [Book # Part #]
Artist: Robert Bridges
Album: The Testament of Beauty
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://ge.tt - you do not need to log in, anonymous mode is sufficient.
Alternatively, please read this tutorial: http://legamus.eu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=148
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 :)
Last edited by algy pug on Thu 25. Jul 2013, 16:12, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: The Testament of Beauty

Post by algy pug » Sat 13. Jul 2013, 16:58

Section 3 has been uploaded - a nice short section to get things rolling:

http://ge.tt/7yCx0el/v/0
12:11

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Re: The Testament of Beauty

Post by Viktor » Sun 14. Jul 2013, 00:18

Wow! MW in place, DPL found, first section uploaded. No MC work needed at all. That's how I like it :mrgreen:

Moving to Readers Found!

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by Martin Geeson » Sun 14. Jul 2013, 12:04

Here goes:

@ 00:28 - ... She that dwelleth alway - read as away Line 1

@ 02:09 - in geometrical enormity - read as geometric Line 641

@ 02:52 - Not yet - read as Nor yet Line 652

@ 03:58 - of the fair city - read as of that fair city Line 669

@ 04:19 - for that which Lily or Iris tell cannot be told - tell is omitted Line 673

@ 06:37 - as gazeth down on us - read as upon us Line 709

@ 11.23 - They who understand not cannot forget - read as Those who understand ... Line 781

Best
Martin

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by algy pug » Sun 14. Jul 2013, 13:29

Thanks Martin

Section 3 - corrected and re-uploaded:
http://ge.tt/7fWkqhl/v/0
Duration now 12:17

Cheers

Algy

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by algy pug » Fri 19. Jul 2013, 17:29

From the top: Section 1 - 23:16

http://ge.tt/3OGr7Em/v/0

Cheers

Algy Pug

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by Martin Geeson » Thu 25. Jul 2013, 12:07

Hi

Profuse apologies!

I've been getting reliable email alerts so far on legamus, but for the first time I didn't get one to flag up your latest file.

I'll be listening to Section 1 shortly.

Best regards
Martin

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by Martin Geeson » Thu 25. Jul 2013, 15:44

PL report on Section 1 -

@ 03:35 - I felt the domination ... - read as dominion Line 44

@ 06:00 - on the spiral stairway ... - read as staircase Line 80

@ 07:49 - wer the earlier artists: ... - read as earliest Line 109

@ 14:36 - ...whereon our rich banquet ... - read as whereof Line 210

@ 15:24 - any desire nor memory ... - read as or Line 222

@ 15:47 - ...so to strengthen his faith. - read as so as Line 228

@ 17:03 - and in imitation and compassion ... - read as for Line 249

@ 18:39 - but for this Bencitè* ... - read as Benicitè Line 272

@ 20:28 - ... jealous Day o'errideth to display - read as overrideth Line 297

@ 22:01 - had hunted after nightfall ... - read as has Line 320


* This contraction of Benedicite is best said as BEN-chi-tay, giving the line-stresses:

but for this Benci-tè || to be sung by his bed,

Martin

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by algy pug » Thu 25. Jul 2013, 16:03

Thanks Martin

I will attend to these corrections over the weekend.

Regards

Algy

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by algy pug » Sat 27. Jul 2013, 02:13

Section 1 - corrected and uploaded:

http://ge.tt/551aDym/v/0
Duration now 23:20

Cheers

Algy

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by Martin Geeson » Mon 29. Jul 2013, 11:47

All corrections spot-checked and now PL OK.

Best
Martin

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by algy pug » Sun 11. Aug 2013, 09:20

Here's Section 2:

http://ge.tt/9zuyIao/v/0
17:56

Cheers

Algy

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by Martin Geeson » Sun 11. Aug 2013, 13:38

Hi - here are PL notes on Section 2 -

@ 10:41 - ther wil be speedily also an end of Life! - read as speedily be also Line 500

@ 10:54 - bravely forsook their crowded nestes in the snow - read as (monosyllabic) nests Line 503
[Bridges uses an archaic diminutive to achieve a disyllable - nestës [NEST-iz) - which is metrically necessary. This is a revival of the old Dutch termination -je, as in koekjes/cookies. Here it colours the meaning as 'cosy little nests'.]

@ 11:33 - ...and yet for all their vows, - and omitted Line 513

@ 11:45 - they wer impell'd as madly ... - read as imperilled Line 517

@ 14:35 - ...true Wisdom's panoply.... - mis-said as panAlopy Line 562

All the best
Martin

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by algy pug » Tue 13. Aug 2013, 12:29

Thanks Martin

Section2 - corrected and reuploaded:

http://ge.tt/6ATo8mo/v/0
17:56

Cheers

Algy

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by Martin Geeson » Wed 14. Aug 2013, 17:24

Section 2 spot-checked and confirmed now PL all OK.

Cheers
Martin

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by algy pug » Fri 4. Oct 2013, 14:22

The disclaimers for Sections 1 - 3 have been amended and the files reuploaded:
http://ge.tt/8Puz7kt/v/0
http://ge.tt/8L9XPkt/v/0
http://ge.tt/5rkZSkt/v/0

Section 4 has now been uploaded and requires PL:
http://ge.tt/7OTpTkt/v/0

Cheers

Algy

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by Martin Geeson » Sun 6. Oct 2013, 13:53

Hi

Section 4 - One minuscule difference to note:

@ 05:40 (phenomena) of individuat selfhood... - read as individual

In the context, Binyon is emphasising individuation as the outcome of a process of striving, rather than the neutral status of being an individual. (His spelling-system similarly produces 'separat' and 'corporat' in II, 261, 266.)

Best wishes
Martin

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by algy pug » Mon 7. Oct 2013, 16:01

Thanks Martin

Section 4 - corrected and reuploaded.

http://ge.tt/7uAV9wt/v/0
19:32

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by algy pug » Sat 1. Nov 2014, 15:12

Many apologies for my slowness on this project.

I expect to complete the editing of all remaining sections (5 to 18) tomorrow. I will upload all the outstanding sections when the editing is completed.

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Re: Solo [EN] The Testament of Beauty - R. Bridges - vik

Post by algy pug » Sun 2. Nov 2014, 04:55

The remaining sections have now been uploaded to ge.TT:
http://tinyurl.com/ozw27kj

Martin will be PLing these.

Cheers

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