Thursday, 8 November 2012

Audio Accompaniment To Taster Exhibition

The Taster Exhibition at the Wilfred Owen Story in Birkenhead now has a great audio accompaniment to act as a backdrop while looking through the exhibits.

We have managed to gather together sound recordings of poems being read, or musical versions where the poems have been used as song lyrics set to new melodies.

The musical versions do not necessarily match the poems that are on display but they do, for the most part, reflect the writers that are covered in the exhibition.

1: Late Summer – Mary Webb 
2: Ich Traume So Leise Von Dir – Else Lasker Schuler
3: La Torche – Marie Nizet
4: Easter Monday – Eleanor Farjeon
5: Sonho Vago – Florbela Espanca
6: For Some- May Cannan
7: The Shell – Mary Webb
8: Mein Sterbelied – Elsa Lasker Schuler
9: O Maior Bem – Florbela Espanca
10: Mein Blaues Klavier
11: Like A Poppy On A Tower – Mary Webb
12: In Deinen Augen - Elsa Lasker Schuler
13: Se Tu Viesses – Florbela Espanca
14: On A Summer Day – Mary Webb
15: Armistice Day – May Cannan

Musical and vocal credits are as follows:
 
Tracks 1, 7, 11 & 14 taken from the CD “The Secret Joy”
Music by Richard Moult.  Performed by Kathy Taylor-Jones (mezzo soprano) and Kate Hopkins (soprano), and Nicholas Chalmers on piano.
Buy this CD here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Joy-Richard-Moult/dp/B000E6G7PW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352404892&sr=8-1

Tracks 5, 9 & 13 taken from the CD “Mar Portugues” by  Shawna Lenore & Darrell Kastin
Music by Darrell Kastin. Voclas by Shawna Lenore
Buy this CD here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ShawnaDarrellKastin

Tracks 4, 6 & 15 taken from the CD “Some Corner Of A Foreign Field”  by The Gift Of Music
Performed by Margaret Howard, Bernard Palmer and Martin Souter 
Buy this CD here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Some-Corner-Foreign-Field-Poetry/dp/1904883028/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1352404950&sr=1-1-catcorr

Tracks 2, 8 & 12 taken From The CD: “Ich Traume So Leise Von Dir / Else Lasker-Schuler”
By Random House Audio
Music by Björn Krüger & Julian Hanebeck. Vocals as below:
Track 2: Elke Brauweiler, Track 8: KAT, Track 12: Miriam Pielhau
Buy this CD here: http://www.amazon.de/Ich-tr%C3%A4ume-leise-von-dir/dp/3866040504/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352405027&sr=8-1

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