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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. Well oftentimes a singer doesn't help us to understand that songs are basically the expression of human reactions to life and primarily this is so because the singer himself has not found it out. He has been taught to sing beautiful tone and perhaps to bring out the music in a song. He has likely also been taught that artistic performance means the effective interpretation of a song. And at this point he is on the threshold of discovering that songs are the expression of human reactions to living but because the words of a
song are so little regarded the singer is given a stereotyped interpretation by his teacher who in his turn learned it from his teacher. He takes this interpretation already fashioned and sings the songs of a thousand singers learn this traditional interpretation and sing the song so perhaps not have ever felt the song's mood or considered its meaning. They may even be unconscious of the words they are singing the song may be alien to their life experience. It may say what they do not believe. It May Concern what they do not understand. Under these circumstances it is not surprising that listeners lose sight of the fact that songs are more than a vocal and musical exhibition. You have a song like Robert Burns the red rose which Ernst Bacon has said is a simple and complete expression of love.
Love is like oh I knew you like that. Oh yeah yeah. Oh no there's no no. Oh yeah. Oh I was. Here and
oh oh. Oh oh. When we turn to Franz Joseph Haydn we may be inclined to listen only to the beauty of his music. Yet how much more his setting of Shakespeare's she never told her love can mean if we relate it to the reactions of people in the world. It could even describe someone we know. Well there you go.
You. Have to. See.
This. William Watson's Ballad of summer water which Armstrong Gibbs has said tells a fanciful tale out of medieval times of a king and a queen and a beggar. A tale such as the minstrels of Old England might have gone from town to town singing such a song as this lets us have a momentary glimpse of past times and thought he even as it is making its own point in story form about the fate of the selfish and the proud. We personally we
personally. As a US Teague step. On us to score and the many. Many off. Of. Many 0 5 0 0 0 hundred. Oh oh oh oh. Oh oh oh oh. Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh.
Oh oh time. Oh oh oh my oh oh we crashed. Oh oh. Oh out of there they gave me their OS. They. Just cursed out of the arms. Yes the students were wrong.
Yes students into it was Sam was. Los Sayed a stooge. Oh oh. Oh oh. Oh oh.
We. Michael Arndt is the last with a delicate hair aside from a slight flavor of early England is a song that would sing light heartedly to us of love and the difficulty of winning a pretty maiden any age. Even though its point is casually made still this song is more than just a relaxed melodious there. Will be a day for Spain every where there.
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most. Oh oh. Oh I oh oh oh oh oh. Oh and to Barry. We have a lot of.
Times Oh I see oh it's this way. Oh my. God was. Loaded was God. 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 NOAA radio network.
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Poetry in song III
The singer's interpretation of a song
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 the singer's intepretation of a song has an impact.
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: 59-16-7 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:15:12
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