Poetry Album


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Poetry Album

Robert Donat
Alec Guinness
Laurie Lee
James Mason
etc

Catalogue Number: ALN 1958
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 77:53 stereo 1958/62



‘Great voices always enhance our understanding and enjoyment of classic poetry’

  • 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