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Anthology of 20th Century English Poetry (Part I): Read by Jill Balcon, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, John Glen, etc.

Various Artists
Anthology of 20th Century English Poetry (Part I): Read by Jill Balcon, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, John Glen, etc.

Highlighting the works of many well-known English poets of the early to mid-20th century, this recording is the first in a series of three devoted to poetic performance, such as would occur during an evening gathering in a parlor. Several of the poems are recorded here publicly for the first time. Poets include Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, and D.H. Lawrence. Readers include Jill Balcon, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, John Glen, Christopher Hassall, Carleton Hobbs, C. Day-Lewis, and Stephen Murray. As an added delight, Dame Edith Sitwell reads three of her own works. Liner notes include a description of poetry-reading traditions.

Track Listing

Thomas Hardy: Snow in the Suburbs / Shut Out That Moon / At a Lunar Eclipse / An Ancient to Ancients Christopher Hassall, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, and C. Day Lewis 7:14
Bridges: Cheddar Pinks Stephen Murray 1:31
A.E. Housman: Tell Me Not Here John Glen 1:50
W.B. Yeats: The Wild Swans at Coole / The Second Coming / After Long Silence V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 4:17
Rudyard Kipling: The Craftsman Carleton Hobbs 1:42
W.H. Davies: Leisure / Kingfisher / Sleep V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and Carleton Hobbs 3:19
Walter de la Mare: All That's Past / The Railway Junction / Silver / Song of the Mad Prince / The Owl Christopher Hassall, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, Jill Balcon, and Carleton Hobbs 6:18
John Masefield: The Setting of the Windcock Carleton Hobbs 1:12
Edward Thomas: The Gallows V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:41
D.H. Lawrence: Piano / Snake Christopher Hassall and Stephen Murray 6:17
James Elroy Flecker: The Old Ships Christopher Hassall 2:01
Andrew Young: Cuckoos / The Men / Wood and Hill / In the Fallow Field / On Middleton Edge / The Burnt Leaves / The Prospect of Death V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 5:39
Siegfried Sassoon: At the Grave of Henry Vaughan John Glen 1:20
Edwin Muir: The Horses Carleton Hobbs 3:43
Edith Sitwell: Most Lovely Shade / Scotch Rhapsody / Sir Beelzebub Dame Edith Sitwell 3:51