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SEVEN AGES - An Anthology of Poetry with Music

‘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’.



Disc 1

  VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "Autumn": II. Adagio molto
1.   Play with flash player VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "Autumn": II. Adagio molto 00:01:35

  As You Like It, Act II Scene VII: 'Seven Ages'
2.   Play with flash player As You Like It, Act II Scene VII: 'Seven Ages' 00:02:08

  DOWLAND: A Fancy (beginning)
3.   Play with flash player DOWLAND: A Fancy (beginning) 00:00:16
  INFANT
4.   Play with flash player INFANT 00:00:17

  Baby Song
5.   Play with flash player Baby Song 00:00:57
  The Victory
6.   Play with flash player The Victory 00:01:05
  Surgeons
7.   Play with flash player Surgeons 00:00:20
  The Merchant of Venice, Act III Scene 2: 'Fancy'
8.   Play with flash player The Merchant of Venice, Act III Scene 2: 'Fancy' 00:00:51
  The Guppy
9.   Play with flash player The Guppy 00:00:21
  The Quangle Wangle's Hat
10.   Play with flash player The Quangle Wangle's Hat 00:02:30
  I Remember, I Remember
11.   Play with flash player I Remember, I Remember 00:01:22
  The Fairies
12.   Play with flash player The Fairies 00:01:55
  A Parental Ode
13.   Play with flash player A Parental Ode 00:02:39
  My Shadow
14.   Play with flash player My Shadow 00:01:26
  The Owl and The Pussy Cat
15.   Play with flash player The Owl and The Pussy Cat 00:01:26
  Sneezles
16.   Play with flash player Sneezles 00:01:28
  The Walrus and The Carpenter
17.   Play with flash player The Walrus and The Carpenter 00:04:12
  Jellyfish
18.   Play with flash player Jellyfish 00:00:29
  The Donkey
19.   Play with flash player The Donkey 00:00:57
  The Common Cormorant
20.   Play with flash player The Common Cormorant 00:00:28
  Where Go The Boats
21.   Play with flash player Where Go The Boats 00:00:37
  Crab
22.   Play with flash player Crab 00:00:33
  The End
23.   Play with flash player The End 00:00:38

  MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Uphill Down Dale (excerpt)
24.   Play with flash player MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Uphill Down Dale (excerpt) 00:00:34
  SCHOOL
25.   Play with flash player SCHOOL 00:00:14

  To Any Reader
26.   Play with flash player To Any Reader 00:01:03
  Under Milk Wood
27.   Play with flash player Under Milk Wood 00:03:07
  The Collier
28.   Play with flash player The Collier 00:02:18
  Sick
29.   Play with flash player Sick 00:02:04
  Boring
30.   Play with flash player Boring 00:01:32
  The Barefoot Boy (excerpt)
31.   Play with flash player The Barefoot Boy (excerpt) 00:01:27
  The Tempest, Act I Scene 2: 'Full Fathom Five' (Ariel's Song)
32.   Play with flash player The Tempest, Act I Scene 2: 'Full Fathom Five' (Ariel's Song) 00:00:38
  Rosa Mystica
33.   Play with flash player Rosa Mystica 00:01:04
  A Smuggler's Song
34.   Play with flash player A Smuggler's Song 00:02:33
  Walking Away
35.   Play with flash player Walking Away 00:01:29
  Tarantella
36.   Play with flash player Tarantella 00:01:23
  Macavity
37.   Play with flash player Macavity 00:03:09
  If
38.   Play with flash player If 00:01:57
  This Above All
39.   Play with flash player This Above All 00:01:31

  DOWLAND: M. George Whitehead his Almand (excerpt)
40.   Play with flash player DOWLAND: M. George Whitehead his Almand (excerpt) 00:00:31
  LOVER
41.   Play with flash player LOVER 00:00:12

  The Arrow
42.   Play with flash player The Arrow 00:00:44
  The Arrow and The Song
43.   Play with flash player The Arrow and The Song 00:00:53
  They Who Are Near To Me
44.   Play with flash player They Who Are Near To Me 00:00:31
  The First Day
45.   Play with flash player The First Day 00:01:11
  The Song of Torrismond
46.   Play with flash player The Song of Torrismond 00:00:52
  My Delight and Thy Delight
47.   Play with flash player My Delight and Thy Delight 00:01:07
  Sonnet 43
48.   Play with flash player Sonnet 43 00:01:24
  The Virginity
49.   Play with flash player The Virginity 00:01:36
  The Longest Journey
50.   Play with flash player The Longest Journey 00:00:51
  We Have Known Treasure
51.   Play with flash player We Have Known Treasure 00:01:11
  Sonnet 138
52.   Play with flash player Sonnet 138 00:01:01
  Echo
53.   Play with flash player Echo 00:01:13
  Delusions I Did Cherish
54.   Play with flash player Delusions I Did Cherish 00:00:42
  Sonnet 18
55.   Play with flash player Sonnet 18 00:01:10
  When I Was One-And-Twenty
56.   Play with flash player When I Was One - And - Twenty 00:00:41
  The Mermaid
57.   Play with flash player The Mermaid 00:00:24
  Upon the Nipples of Julia's Breast
58.   Play with flash player Upon the Nipples of Julia's Breast 00:00:52
  My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
59.   Play with flash player My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose 00:00:57
  Sonnet 116
60.   Play with flash player Sonnet 116 00:01:00
  New Year's Eve
61.   Play with flash player New Year's Eve 00:01:22
  Green
62.   Play with flash player Green 00:00:34
  A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever
63.   Play with flash player A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever 00:01:04


Disc 2

  STRAVINSKY: The Soldier's Tale (excerpt)
1.   Play with flash player STRAVINSKY: The Soldier's Tale (excerpt) 00:00:52
  SOLDIER
2.   Play with flash player SOLDIER 00:00:18

  Henry V: Prologue
3.   Play with flash player Henry V: Prologue 00:03:22
  Into Battle
4.   Play with flash player Into Battle 00:00:25
  An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
5.   Play with flash player An Irish Airman Foresees His Death 00:01:13
  Once to Every Man and Nation
6.   Play with flash player Once to Every Man and Nation 00:00:33
  Whatever You Say, Say Nothing
7.   Play with flash player Whatever You Say, Say Nothing 00:05:49
  In Flanders Field
8.   Play with flash player In Flanders Field 00:00:55
  Perhaps
9.   Play with flash player Perhaps 00:01:29
  Anthem for Doomed Youth
10.   Play with flash player Anthem for Doomed Youth 00:01:02
  Dulce et Decorum Est
11.   Play with flash player Dulce et Decorum Est 00:01:46
  Pluck
12.   Play with flash player Pluck 00:01:16
  In Memory of W. B. Yeats (excerpt)
13.   Play with flash player In Memory of W. B. Yeats (excerpt) 00:01:01
  At a War Grave
14.   Play with flash player At a War Grave 00:00:48
  El Alamein
15.   Play with flash player El Alamein 00:02:08
  Handbag
16.   Play with flash player Handbag 00:00:43
  Salvage Song
17.   Play with flash player Salvage Song 00:00:40
  England
18.   Play with flash player England 00:00:18
  Dover Beach
19.   Play with flash player Dover Beach 00:02:21
  Written with a Pencil in a Sealed Wagon
20.   Play with flash player Written with a Pencil in a Sealed Wagon 00:00:48
  No Man Is An Island
21.   Play with flash player No Man Is An Island 00:00:42

  LUIS DE NARVAEZ: Fantasia (excerpt)
22.   Play with flash player LUIS DE NARVAEZ: Fantasia (excerpt) 00:00:57
  WISDOM
23.   Play with flash player WISDOM 00:00:22

  The Merchant of Venice, Act IV Scene 1: 'The Quality of Mercy'
24.   Play with flash player The Merchant of Venice, Act IV Scene 1: 'The Quality of Mercy' 00:01:05
  What is Good
25.   Play with flash player What is Good 00:00:56
  Leaves of Grass
26.   Play with flash player Leaves of Grass 00:00:56
  Addendum to the Ten Commandments
27.   Play with flash player Addendum to the Ten Commandments 00:00:16
  A Student
28.   Play with flash player A Student 00:01:31
  Abou Ben Adhem
29.   Play with flash player Abou Ben Adhem 00:01:09
  The Song of Hiawatha (excerpt)
30.   Play with flash player The Song of Hiawatha (excerpt) 00:03:29
  My Heart Leaps Up
31.   Play with flash player My Heart Leaps Up 00:00:34
  Auguries of Innocence
32.   Play with flash player Auguries of Innocence 00:00:21
  The Tyger
33.   Play with flash player The Tyger 00:01:18
  Of All The Souls That Stand Create
34.   Play with flash player Of All The Souls That Stand Create 00:00:48
  Chorus of Spirits
35.   Play with flash player Chorus of Spirits 00:01:40
  Kubla Khan
36.   Play with flash player Kubla Khan 00:02:32
  A Man's a Man for A' That
37.   Play with flash player A Man's a Man for A' That 00:01:46
  The Road Not Taken
38.   Play with flash player The Road Not Taken 00:01:09
  The Bleed'n' Sparrer
39.   Play with flash player The Bleed'n' Sparrer 00:01:03

  DOWLAND: The King of Denmark's Galiard (excerpt)
40.   Play with flash player DOWLAND: The King of Denmark's Galiard (excerpt) 00:00:38
  SIXTH AGE
41.   Play with flash player SIXTH AGE 00:00:29

  Politics
42.   Play with flash player Politics 00:00:47
  Peekaboo, I Almost See You
43.   Play with flash player Peekaboo, I Almost See You 00:01:39
  Samson Agonistes
44.   Play with flash player Samson Agonistes 00:00:21
  Sea Fever
45.   Play with flash player Sea Fever 00:01:11
  The Exultation
46.   Play with flash player The Exultation 00:00:32
  We Have Been Here Before
47.   Play with flash player We Have Been Here Before 00:01:14
  The Brook (excerpt)
48.   Play with flash player The Brook (excerpt) 00:02:11
  Upon Westminister Bridge
49.   Play with flash player Upon Westminister Bridge 00:01:03
  A Song of a Young Lady To Her Ancient Lover
50.   Play with flash player A Song of a Young Lady To Her Ancient Lover 00:01:41
  John Anderson, My Jo
51.   Play with flash player John Anderson, My Jo 00:02:00
  In Praise of Cocoa, Cupid's Nightcap
52.   Play with flash player In Praise of Cocoa, Cupid's Nightcap 00:00:47
  The Way Through the Woods
53.   Play with flash player The Way Through the Woods 00:01:07
  Uphill (excerpt)
54.   Play with flash player Uphill (excerpt) 00:00:59

  LAST SCENE
55.   Play with flash player LAST SCENE 00:00:24

  Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
56.   Play with flash player Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night 00:01:33
  Song
57.   Play with flash player Song 00:01:01
  Code Poem for the French Resistance
58.   Play with flash player Code Poem for the French Resistance 00:00:41
  This World is not Conclusion
59.   Play with flash player This World is not Conclusion 00:01:16
  Requiem
60.   Play with flash player Requiem 00:00:39
  Sleeping at Last
61.   Play with flash player Sleeping at Last 00:01:13
  Cymbeline, Act IV Scene 2: 'Fear No More'
62.   Play with flash player Cymbeline, Act IV Scene 2: 'Fear No More' 00:01:40
  Evolution
63.   Play with flash player Evolution 00:01:36

Total Playing Time: 02:33:39






Author(s):
Allingham, William; Arnold, Matthew; Auden, Wystan Hugh; Beddoes, Thomas Lovell; Belloc, Hilaire; Bishop, Morris; Blake, William; Bridges, Robert Seymour; Brittain, Vera; Browning, Elizabeth Barrett; Burns, Robert; Carroll, Lewis; Cawser, Elsie; Chaucer, Geoffrey; Chesterton, G.K.; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; Day Lewis, Cecil; Dickinson, Emily; Dobell, Eva; Donne, John; Eliot, Thomas Stearns; Fainlight, Ruth; Frost, Robert; Grenfell, Julian; Gunn, Thomas; Heaney, Seamus; Herrick, Robert; Hood, Thomas; Housman, A.E.; Hughes, Ted; Jarmain, John; Keats, John; Kipling, Rudyard; Lawrence, David Herbert Richards; Lear, Edward; Leigh Hunt, James Henry; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Lowell, James Russell; Marks, Leo; Masefield, John; McCrea, John; Milne, Alan Alexander; Nash, Ogden; O'Reilly, John Boyle; Owen, Wilfred; Pagis, Dan; Rossetti, Christina; Shakespeare, William; Sharples, Stanley J.; Shelley, Percy Bysshe; Silverstein, Shel; Stevenson, Anne; Stevenson, Robert Louis; Tabb, John Banister; Tagore, Rabindranath; Tennyson, Alfred; Thomas, Dylan; Watkins, Vernon; Whitman, Walt; Whittier, J.; Whitworth, John; Wilde, Oscar; Wilmot, John; Wordsworth, William; Yeats, William Butler

Conductor(s):
Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Ward, Nicholas; Wordsworth, Barry

Orchestra(s):
Capella Istropolitana; London Symphony Orchestra; Northern Chamber Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Rose Consort of Viols, The

Artist(s):
Gordon, Hannah; Heringman, Jacob; Nishizaki, Takako; Rumsey, Shirley

Reader(s):
Ackland, Joss; Agutter, Jenny; Bishop, Ed; Booth, Connie; Caine, Michael; Cleese, John; Dance, Charles; Dench, Judi; Fielding, Emma; Fiennes, Ralph; Gonet, Stella; Gruffud, Ioan; Hardy, Robert; Houston, William; HRH The Duchess of Kent; Hunnicutt, Gayle; Jackson, Glenda; Kendal, Felicity; Lindsay, Robert; Malik, Art; Maloney, Michael; McCormack, Catherine; McKellen, Ian; Owen, Lord; Peters, Clark; Postlethwaite, Pete; Powell, Robert; Rylance, Mark; Sachs, Andrew; Sayer, Leo; Scales, Prunella; Sessions, John; Stamp, Terence; Stevenson, Juliet; Suchet, David; Suzman, Janet; West, Samuel; West, Timothy; Williams, Michael

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Plays - Shakespeare; Poetry

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Contemporary; Renaissance; Romantic

Catalogue No: NA218912

Barcode: 9789626341896

Release Date: 04/2000

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