Poetry Album

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Poetry Album
Robert Donat, Alec Guinness, Laurie Lee & James Mason

[ Alto / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 11 September 2015

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'Great voices always enhance our understanding and enjoyment of classic poetry'

Tracks:

Robert Donat reads his choices:
1. Rudyard Kipling: The Way through the Woods 1:03
2. Robert Bridges: Nightingales 1:16
3. John Keats: Bright Star 1:01
4. Keats: La Belle Dame Sans Merci 2:23
5. Keats: Ode to Melancholy 1:54
6. Keats: When I Have Fears 0:57
7. Percy Shelley: Adonais (in memory Keats) 3:33

Laurie Lee & James Mason
8. Laurie Lee: The Abandoned Shade (author) 1:08
9. Laurie Lee: Day of these Days (author) 1:11
10. Robert Browning: The Bishop Orders his Tomb (James Mason) 10:09

Alec Guinness' choices
11. Edith Sitwell: I do Like to be Beside the Seaside (Façade) 1:13
12. Edith Sitwell: Polka (Façade) 1:06
13. Hilaire Belloc: Tarantella 1:13
14. Walter James Turner: Romance ('Chimborazo Cotopaxi') 1:12
15. Robert Graves: Through Nightmare 0:47
16. W.H. Auden: Hearing of Harvest, Rotting in the Valley 2:33
17. Anon: Clerk Saunders 5:56
18. Anon: King John and the Abbot of Canterbury 5:37
19. Wm.Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part 3 - Act 2, Scene 5: Soliloquy 1:59
20. Robert Browning: A Toccata of Galuppi's 3:56
21. Ogden Nash: Serviette in a Lovely Home 2:36
22. Arthur Hugh Clough: Spectator Ab Extra 0:52
23. William Blake: Night 2:03
24. Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Leaden Echo & the Golden Echo 4:12

War Poets (selection)
25. David Jones: In Parenthesis (excerpt) 2:26
(C. Day Lewis, Hugh Burden, John Stride, Gary Watson)
26. Robert Graves: The Survivor (V.C. Clinton-Baddeley) 1:20
27. Wilfred Owen: Strange Meeting (Alec Guinness) 2:54
28. Wilfred Owen: Arms & the Boy (Carleton Hobbs) 0:52
29. Wilfred Owen: Futility (Robert Donat) 0:58
30. Rupert Brooke: The Hill (Robert Donat) 0:57
31. Siegfried Sassoon: The Death Bed (Robert Donat) 4:01
32. Henry Reed: Naming of Parts (author) 2:12