Poetry Album | Alto ALN1958

Poetry Album


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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALN1958

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 4th September 2015



Robert Donat (narrator)
Alec Guinness (narrator)
Laurie Lee (narrator)
James Mason (narrator)


Robert Donat (narrator)
Alec Guinness (narrator)
Laurie Lee (narrator)
James Mason (narrator)


Robert Donat reads his choices:
1. Rudyard Kipling: The Way through the Woods   
2. Robert Bridges: Nightingales
3. John Keats: Bright Star 
4. Keats: La Belle Dame Sans Merci   
5. Keats: Ode to Melancholy
6. Keats: When I Have Fears 
7. Percy Shelley: Adonais  (in memory Keats)  

Laurie Lee & James Mason
8. Laurie Lee: The Abandoned Shade (author)  
9. Laurie Lee: Day of these Days (author) 
10. Robert Browning: The Bishop Orders his Tomb (James Mason)  
Alec Guinness’ choices

11. Edith Sitwell: I do Like to be Beside the Seaside (Façade)   
12. Edith Sitwell: Polka (Façade)
13. Hilaire Belloc: Tarantella   
14. Walter James Turner: Romance (‘Chimborazo Cotopaxi’)  
15. Robert Graves: Through Nightmare   
16. W.H. Auden: Hearing of Harvest, Rotting in the Valley
17. Anon: Clerk Saunders  
18. Anon: King John and the Abbot of Canterbury
19. Wm.Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part 3 – Act 2, Scene 5: Soliloquy
20. Robert Browning: A Toccata of Galuppi’s  
21. Ogden Nash: Serviette in a Lovely Home  
22. Arthur Hugh Clough: Spectator Ab Extra
23. William Blake: Night 
24. Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Leaden Echo & the Golden Echo   

War Poets (selection)
25. David Jones: In Parenthesis (excerpt)(C Day Lewis, Hugh Burden, John Stride, Gary Watson)
26. Robert Graves: The Survivor (V.C. Clinton-Baddeley)  
27. Wilfred Owen: Strange Meeting (Alec Guinness)  
28. Wilfred Owen: Arms & the Boy (Carleton Hobbs) 
29. Wilfred Owen: Futility (Robert Donat)
30. Rupert Brooke: The Hill (Robert Donat)  
31. Siegfried Sassoon: The Death Bed (Robert Donat)   
32. Henry Reed: Naming of Parts (author)  

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