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Poetry in song. The National Association of educational broadcasters presented by tape recording a series of programmes prepared song and narrated by Colbert Mitchell. American concert artist and editor of the poetry and song Bulletin. These programs feature outstanding musical settings of poetry and the literary anthologies of the world. Thus integrating the fields of music and literature. Here now to give us poetry in song is hold back Michel if we will listen to songs or poetry with our life in our hands so to speak. We shall find that they can give our feelings expression and can increase the range of our thought and understanding. I don't mean that we should make songs and poetry work or a mental exercise but rather that we should approach them with an open attitude. It's not that we should try to stimulate feelings of joy or longing or love as we listen but that we should be aware of the many feelings within us.
Be aware of our own life experience. Then we become like an organ that responds to the song with a poem. That is played upon as the poem is read. A song sung. This happens to some extent in any case a joyful song usually does stimulate joy within us but when we become conscious of what is in songs can do and open ourselves to them then we find many of the songs we hear matching and expressing our feelings and thoughts. Charlotte muse in the fields which John Duke has said expresses the poet's love of the beauty of the earth and it can most satisfyingly express our own feeling of X saltation as we remember fleetingly beautiful moments that we have experienced in the country. Where is.
The story. The. New dog. And if. It is not my.
Home. And he. Has. A song of sorrow and of quiet acceptance of death such as patriot columns cradle song which John hind is set in a noble our feelings and perhaps move us toward a greater understanding and
acceptance of the phonology of death that leaves us desolate. Or from live. Birds. Oh man call me. Oh of.
Course. Walter Dillon there is silver as set by Armstrong Gibbs is an imaginative and thoughtful song that can awaken is even more to the beauties of a moonlit night. What.
Is it. Harvest mouse.
Many songs suggest rather than say out there underlying meaning the emotional expression of such songs seems to be intensified by the very fact that the meaning is never directly stated but only partially disclosed.
As we let our own thoughts and feelings fill in around the point of the song we gradually gather in the full meaning and feel its impact. James Joyce's bitted you sat by Edmund Pendleton is such a. Oh oh oh I do. Well those are my.
Way too. Finally if we turn to such a spiritual as the William arms Fisher arrangement of by and by
its light heartedness can easily stimulate in us our feelings of enthusiasm and joy. Oh I know I'm one I. Want to get I'm going to.
Right. I want to go this way. Why not. I'm one of. You have been listening to poetry and song. This has been one of a series of tape recorded programs especially produce song and narrated by Hobart Mitchell for the National Association of educational broadcasters. Mr. Mitchell
formerly an English teacher at New York University is widely known for his concert programs of poetry and song and for his research in this field. He will be very happy to supply information concerning the songs heard on these programs to anyone who will write to him in care of this station. These programs are recorded in the studios of radio station WCAU al at say in all of college in Northfield Minnesota. This is the end of the Radio Network.
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Poetry in song III
Awareness to listening
Producing Organization
WCAL (Radio station : St. Olaf College)
Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program discusses how bringing an awareness to listening will heighten the impact of a song.
Series Description
This series presents outstanding musical settings of poetry and literary anthologies, integrating the worlds of music and literature.
Broadcast Date
Media type
Host: Warren, Rich
Performer: Hagen, John P.
Producer: Mitchell, Hobart, 1908-
Producing Organization: WCAL (Radio station : St. Olaf College)
Producing Organization: Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 59-16-11 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:15:18
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