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SEVEN AGES - An Anthology of Poetry with Music



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One of the best anthologies of the year... An arresting, deeply moving collection of the best of British poetry read by a star-studded cast.' The Independent This exceptional anthology, based on Lord Owen's published anthology Seven Ages - Poetry for a Lifetime, features many of Britain's leading actors who have all given their services for charity. Shakespeare's 'seven ages' speech (read by Sir Ian McKellen) punctuates the programme which contains over four hundred poems read by forty actors. Michael Caine reads Kipling's 'If'; Ralph Fiennes reads Hood's 'I Remember, I Remember'; John Cleese reads 'The Owl and the Pussycat'; Pete Postlethwaite reads 'Kubla Khan'.
Facts
Item number NA218912
Barcode 9789626341896
Release date 01/04/2000
Category
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 2
Performers
Artists Andrew Sachs
Art Malik
Catherine McCormack
Charles Dance
Clark Peters
Connie Booth
David Suchet
Ed Bishop
Emma Fielding
Felicity Kendal
Gayle Hunnicutt
Glenda Jackson
Hannah Gordon
HRH The Duchess of Kent
Ian McKellen
Ioan Gruffud
Jacob Heringman
Janet Suzman
Jenny Agutter
John Cleese
John Sessions
Joss Ackland
Judi Dench
Juliet Stevenson
Leo Sayer
Lord Owen
Mark Rylance
Michael Caine
Michael Maloney
Michael Williams
Pete Postlethwaite
Prunella Scales
Ralph Fiennes
Robert Hardy
Robert Lindsay
Robert Powell
Samuel West
Shirley Rumsey
Stella Gonet
Takako Nishizaki
Terence Stamp
Timothy West
William Houston
Composers A. A. Milne
A.E. Housman
Alan Wendell Livingston
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Alice Mary Smith
Anne Stevenson
Anon
Astrovsky
Billy Moore Jr.
D.H. Lawrence
Dylan Thomas
E. B. Browning
Edward Lear
Endre Ady
Francisco de Medrano
G. K. Chesterton
Guillaume Bourgogne
Gunnar Birgegard
Gyorgy Selmeczi
Harry Partch
Henry Rosner
J. Whittier
Jan Bach
Jean-Francois Laporte
John Boyle OReilly
John Edward Masefield
John Jarmain
John McCrea
Julian Grenfell
Lanigi Mua
Laszlo Geiger
Leif Karlsson
Margaret Williams-Hamerik
Ogden Nash
P. Lesso-Valerio
Rabindranath Tagore
Robert Seymour Bridges
Robi Das Baul
Ruth Fainlight
Seamus Heaney
Shel Silverstein
T. S. Eliot
Ted Hughes
Thomas Gunn
Thomas Hood
Thomas Ravenscroft
W. H. Auden
W.B. Yeats
Wilfred Owen
William Allingham
William Blake
William Hickling Prescott
William Porter
Wright-Denman
Disc: 1
A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever
1 VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in F major, Op. 8, No. 3,
2 As You Like It, Act II Scene VII: 'Seven Ages'
3 DOWLAND: A Fancy (beginning)
4 INFANT
5 Baby Song
6 The Victory
7 Surgeons
8 The Merchant of Venice, Act III Scene 2: 'Fancy'
9 The Guppy
10 The Quangle Wangle's Hat
11 I Remember, I Remember
12 The Fairies
13 A Parental Ode
14 My Shadow
15 The Owl and The Pussy Cat
16 Sneezles
17 The Walrus and The Carpenter
18 Jellyfish
19 The Donkey
20 The Common Cormorant
21 Where Go The Boats
22 Crab
23 The End
24 MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Uphill Dow
25 SCHOOL
26 To Any Reader
27 Under Milk Wood
28 The Collier
29 Sick
30 Boring
31 The Barefoot Boy (excerpt)
32 The Tempest, Act I Scene 2: 'Full Fathom Five' (Ar
33 Rosa Mystica
34 A Smuggler's Song
35 Walking Away
36 Tarantella
37 Macavity
38 If
39 This Above All
40 DOWLAND: M. George Whitehead his Almand (excerpt)
41 LOVER
42 The Arrow
43 The Arrow and The Song
44 They Who Are Near To Me
45 The First Day
46 The Song of Torrismond
47 My Delight and Thy Delight
48 Sonnet 43
49 The Virginity
50 The Longest Journey
51 We Have Known Treasure
52 Sonnet 138
53 Echo
54 Delusions I Did Cherish
55 Sonnet 18
56 When I Was One-And-Twenty
57 The Mermaid
58 Upon the Nipples of Julia's Breast
59 My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
60 Sonnet 116
61 New Year's Eve
62 Green
63 A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever
Disc: 2
Evolution
1 STRAVINSKY: The Soldier's Tale (excerpt)
2 SOLDIER
3 Henry V: Prologue
4 Into Battle
5 An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
6 Once to Every Man and Nation
7 Whatever You Say, Say Nothing
8 In Flanders Field
9 Perhaps
10 Anthem for Doomed Youth
11 Dulce et Decorum Est
12 Pluck
13 In Memory of W. B. Yeats (excerpt)
14 At a War Grave
15 El Alamein
16 Handbag
17 Salvage Song
18 England
19 Dover Beach
20 Written with a Pencil in a Sealed Wagon
21 No Man Is An Island
22 LUIS DE NARVAEZ: Fantasia (excerpt)
23 WISDOM
24 The Merchant of Venice, Act IV Scene 1: 'The Quali
25 What is Good
26 Leaves of Grass
27 Addendum to the Ten Commandments
28 A Student
29 Abou Ben Adhem
30 The Song of Hiawatha (excerpt)
31 My Heart Leaps Up
32 Auguries of Innocence
33 The Tyger
34 Of All The Souls That Stand Create
35 Chorus of Spirits
36 Kubla Khan
37 A Man's a Man for A' That
38 The Road Not Taken
39 The Bleed'n' Sparrer
40 DOWLAND: The King of Denmark's Galiard (excerpt)
41 SIXTH AGE
42 Politics
43 Peekaboo, I Almost See You
44 Samson Agonistes
45 Sea Fever
46 The Exultation
47 We Have Been Here Before
48 The Brook (excerpt)
49 Upon Westminister Bridge
50 A Song of a Young Lady To Her Ancient Lover
51 John Anderson, My Jo
52 In Praise of Cocoa, Cupid's Nightcap
53 The Way Through the Woods
54 Uphill (excerpt)
55 LAST SCENE
56 Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
57 Song
58 Code Poem for the French Resistance
59 This World is not Conclusion
60 Requiem
61 Sleeping at Last
62 Cymbeline, Act IV Scene 2: 'Fear No More'
63 Evolution
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