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The Changing English Language and Changing Literary Style

The Changing English Language and Changing Literary Style

Scotland-born professor Charles W. Dunn (1915–2006) recites multiple interpretations of various literary passages, psalms, hymns, and legends in three chronological versions of the English language: Old, Middle, and Early Modern. Dunn concludes the album by retelling portions of the legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table in different versions of English. He begins with a 12th-century Latin translation of “Arthur’s Feast at Caerleon,” and ends with a Modern English retelling of King Arthur’s demise. Background information and complete transcripts for all tracks are included in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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The Prodigal Son (Modern English) Charles W. Dunn 1:55
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The Prodigal Son (Scottish Dialect) Charles W. Dunn 1:49
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The Prodigal Son (Early Modern English) Charles W. Dunn 2:05
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The Prodigal Son (Middle English) Charles W. Dunn 2:25
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The Prodigal Son (Old English) Charles W. Dunn 0:39
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Consolation of Philosophy (Latin Original) Charles W. Dunn 0:29
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Consolation of Philosophy (Modern English) Charles W. Dunn 0:32
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Consolation of Philosophy (Elizabethan English) Charles W. Dunn 0:40
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Consolation of Philosophy (Middle English) Charles W. Dunn 0:47
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Consolation of Philosophy (Old English) Charles W. Dunn 0:48
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Consolation of Philosophy (Old English II) Charles W. Dunn 0:51
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Psalm 100 (Old English) Charles W. Dunn 0:48
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Psalm 100 (Middle English) Charles W. Dunn 0:59
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Psalm 23 (Middle English) Charles W. Dunn 0:54
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Psalm 23 (Early Modern English) Charles W. Dunn 1:48
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Remember Now Thy Creator (Middle English) Charles W. Dunn 1:29
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Remember Now Thy Creator (Modern English) Charles W. Dunn 0:35
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The Lord's Prayer (Elizabethan English) Charles W. Dunn 0:37
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The Lord's Prayer (Modern English) Charles W. Dunn 2:51
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Caxton on Change Charles W. Dunn 3:25
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Arthur's Feast at Caerleon (12th Century Latin Translated) Charles W. Dunn 3:40
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The Round Table (Middle English) Charles W. Dunn 2:00
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Arthur's Farewell to Guenevere (Middle English) Charles W. Dunn 12:24
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Arthur's Betrayal (Early Modern English) Charles W. Dunn 2:58
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King Arthur's Death (Modern English) Charles W. Dunn 2:58
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