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Eclectic Rhapsody I

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Eclectic Rhapsody I

Completed December 31, 2012

A collection of rhapsodic performances featuring poems by Wilfred Owen, John Gillespie Magee, John Keats, Alfred Tennyson, Lewis Carroll, Homer, Hesiod, Horace, Robert Browning, Amy Lowell, Christina Rossetti, Margaret Sangster, C.J. Dennis, Robert Louis Stevenson, Gabriel Setoun, Walter de la Mare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, and Cotton Noe.
Performed by contemporary rhapsodes Martin Geeson, Bob Gonzalez, Carol Box,  Denis Daly, Caprisha Page, Winston Tharp, and Jannie Meisberger.

Eclectic Rhapsody I is the maiden project of the audio production branch of Rhapsodize, which at present consists of a seven experienced rhapsodes. As more rhapsodes join the group, more audio rhapsodies will follow with a wider diversity of poets, poems, and performance styles.

Internet Archive page for Eclectic Rhapsody I

Two Poems: “Strange Meeting” and “Disabled” by Wilfred Owens. Introduced and performed by Denis Daly.     8:42
High Flight” by John Gillespie Magee. Introduced and performed by Denis Daly.     1:55
Rhapsody for Oblivion, with poems by John Keats, Alfred Tennyson, and Lewis Carroll. Introduced and performed by Martin Geeson.     26:34
A Tribute to Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece, with a passage from Plato’s Ion and poems by Homer and Hesiod in original translations by Bob Gonzalez. Introduced and performed by Bob Gonzalez.     6:40
“Hoc Erat in Votis” by Horace, translated by John Conington, introduced and performed by Carol Box.     9:14
Feminine Perspectives, with poems by Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Amy Lowell and Christina Rossetti, introduced and performed by Caprisha Page.     18:59
Ulysses – a Polyglot Rhapsody, with poems by Dante, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Alfred Tennyson, introduced and performed by Denis Daly.     15:29
Asleep, by Wilfred Owen, introduced and performed by Winston Tharp.     4:01
Are the Children at Home? by Margaret Sangster, introduced and performed by Jannie Meisberger.     3:37
Doreen, a verse novel by C. J. Dennis, introduced and performed by Denis Daly.     30:42
Winter Poems, with selections by Robert Louis Stevenson, Gabriel Setoun, Walter de la Mare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, and Cotton Noe, introduced and performed by Bob Gonzalez.     9:50
The Seven Ages of Man, by William Shakespeare. Performed by Martin Geeson, Carol Box, Jannie Meisberger, Winston Tharp, Denis Daly, Caprisha Page, and Bob Gonzalez.     3:00

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