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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 Holbert 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. It is true that hack writers and musicians make a business of turning out songs for sale lyrics and melodies that may be amusing or sentimental or satisfying but they are glib and empty. The do not have any real involvement in life. Such songs are not expressions of anything except perhaps a sentimental Never Neverland or a trend in popular music. We can get nothing from them more than melodious entertainment. So when listening to songs we have to be critically alert to
distinguish between the song that is worth taking seriously and the one that is idle. But as we slip back step by step from the hack writer to The Real Poet and composer we move in the direction of ever deeper expression of the moments of human experience until as we reach the serious and accomplished writers we find I'm always using their words and their rhythms and melodies to express what they feel deeply and earnestly and exultantly and even explosively about there are countless love poems in the language and many that mourn and remember after death is ended love. But Ernest Dowson Center which Quinton Magni has sat says what is seldom said about the years that followed the death of one's beloved I. Asked me.
You know my answer was yes. In my. Mind. It would be you know my.
God. Oh no there's a riotously here we're. Going to. Be through with you know. My. Right.
Six hundred was the error. I mean there. Are 300 there. Another unusual poem is a houseman's all fair enough set by George
Butterworth which is the words of a you who finds the pictured world that is mirrored in a quiet pool so enchanting that he would dive in and drown. Except that the pictured lad he sees looking up at him he realizes is wishing to leap out of the pool to the beautiful world. He sees it. Oh oh oh oh oh oh. Oh oh oh oh. Oh oh oh oh.
Oh I saw 0 0 0. 0 0 0 0 0 Oaks watch and hear you. William Blake's love secret which John Duke is set up with care is a
delicately fashioned observation about life and is a familiar point to anyone who has read widely and poetical anthologies. We threw out the logo that told a good time to eat for the year and we're already short. I was on tour am loathe.
We. Were brought over here. Heinrich Heine any serious poet that he was sent down a life but pertinent observation about life and living in his good fortune is a good he made with Samuel Untermeyer has translated and Clarence almost as yet. For sinister good a mandate a big man dressed as a
she smoulders you ok then that's YOUR DICK Yes your work is growing. Yes as you. Do is QUOTE. What was the errors they made on their end with their go. There. There is a lot of. Debris to the.
Returning to poke SONG EVER our touchstone for honesty and vigor and spontaneity of expression. There is William arms Fisher's arrangement of listen to the lines which draws together the moods of exuberance and of quiet appreciative listening to the sound of lambs a crying. Was was. Was my sister.
Oh oh. Oh oh oh oh oh oh. Oh oh oh oh oh. Just one. Oh ah right. Oh boy.
Oh my. God. This was. Ah one. 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 that's in all of college in Northfield Minnesota. This is the end of the Radio Network.
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Poetry in song III
Songs worth taking seriously
Producing Organization
WCAL (Radio station : St. Olaf College)
Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program discusses the differences between "real" songwriters and "hack" songwriters.
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: 59-16-6 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:15:01
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