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Poems by W.B. Yeats & Poems for Several Voices

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Poems by W.B. Yeats & Poems for Several Voices

Directed by narrator V. C. Clinton-Baddeley, who worked with W. B. Yeats for the original BBC broadcast of his poetry in 1937, side one of this 1958 recording contains the Yeats’ classics “Sailing to Byzantium” and “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death.” Side two features three poems by Thomas Hardy—at the time known more for his novels than for poetry—along with writing from Robert Graves, Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis (who also reads on the album), Walter de la Mare, and Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Track Listing

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An Irish Airman Foresees His Death V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:06
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I Am of Ireland Marjorie Westbury and V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:55
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The Rose Tree V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:00
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Imitated from the Japanese Marjorie Westbury and V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 0:32
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Sailing to Byzantium V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 2:28
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106
Sweet Dancer Jill Balcon 0:51
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The Curse of Cromwell V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and Jill Balcon 2:39
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108
O, But I Saw a Solemn Sight Marjorie Westbury and V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:34
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Mad As the Mist and Snow V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:05
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Thomas Hardy: Voices from Things Growing in a Churchyard Caroline Southam, John Glen, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, Jill Balcon, Marjorie Westbury, Carleton Hobbs, and Christopher Hassall 3:38
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Thomas Hardy: At Lulworth Cove a Century Ago C. Day Lewis and V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:30
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Robert Graves: A Frosty Night Pauline Letts and Jill Balcon 1:13
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204
C. Day Lewis: Is It Far to Go? V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and Pauline Letts 0:50
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Thomas Hardy: Inscriptions for a Peal of Eight Bells: After a Restoration Carleton Hobbs, Dimitri Vetter, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, John Glen, Harry Hutchinson, Edgar A. Vetter, Christopher Hassall, T.W. Southam 1:34
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Walter de la Mare: The Ghost V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, Pauline Letts, and C. Day Lewis 1:29
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Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo Pauline Letts and Jill Balcon 4:42
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