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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 Hobart Matile young writers are told to write about what they know and singers too should choose songs that fall within their range of experience. This approach to repertoire has the valuable effect of making the singer probe into his songs to get hold of their meaning. It causes him to drop some songs that are glossy but empty and you gravitate toward songs that express the ideas and feelings he considers important. Until his programs become his own vigorous expression of human experience. Then like the poet and composer he sings out of his own life and
his singing as a result becomes more persuasive and powerful. Charlotte music Jordan more day of the Dead which Paul North has said is a song such a singer might choose. It concerns what is to us Memorial Day and it is the desperate inconsolable cry of one who cannot accept the loss of his beloved. So much news this was of course there is a. Fire for a lot of their boats use software or. Shore or from where you were in this career.
God oh I'm going to order a load. Oh my God I'm all over with me before one of the red gates doors are. Here to order for them to meet the. In deep river as arranged by William arms Fisher. There is a depth of quietness and religious feeling the feeling of a people to whom God was very present and death and escape to freedom. Why.
Or are all sort. O O. O o o.
Oh I don't want you or your feet. Oh yes. But that oh me where oh oh. Oh oh oh oh. Sure.
You. Know or circle Ross or. William Schuman setting of Shakespeare's Orpheus with his lute has not only ended Lizabeth and feeling to the music but also the quietness of mood which one would have if he were listening to the wondrous music that Orpheus plays in. Oh it feels weird isn't
it. Themselves when he. Hears me 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0. Here everything even though I know the. Answer We knew oh it.
Was was already he. Norman Della joyo setting of Carl Sandburg's mill doors heightens the feeling of tragedy and the expression of the evils of the factory system of work which the poem States. When I.
Was a poor sort Good God man the tank tour for. Many years was a man's search resource. Because you know. Those.
Oh I was lying to me was. Loaded was. You. And finally William Blake's poem little black boy which Virgil Thompson has said is an English poet sensitive visualisation of how one looks at life and other people if he has a black skin. Oh me
and or mice owners will. Has a new boss I am. Oh it's me. Oh oh oh oh. Oh and a point where. The rising sun. Just a hand gives and gives way.
I'm sure he sent peace and receive comfort in knowing to show you a raise we raise that we always be like is his son a bush a grower. Oh and come up with. We are his homeboys. Say from the grower. My oh and encourage. My goat and tantrum throwing
shoes. Did my first woah when I hear from Bernard and hear from Warren Scott do find the roundel heart Sam took Oh of like oh yeah I know she gave him from he to him you know my on off I'm to the end I had to stop and stroked his own kind of you know you and the
we he. 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 North Field Minnesota. This is the end of the Radio Network.
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Poetry in song III
Sing about what you know
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 value of a singer performing songs that he or she can relate to by experience.
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: 59-16-9 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:15:07
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