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Post by annise » September 10th, 2016, 7:44 pm

Multilingual Christmas Short Works Collection 2016.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2016-by-various/
Starting early this year, so that you all have plenty of time to contribute! This collection is for poems and short stories in any language with a Christmas theme. Bible readings and non-fiction pieces are also extremely welcome..
  • Feel free to choose any work which is in the public domain. Contributions may be as short as you like, but should not be longer than about 60 minutes. There is a list of ideas in the next post. Any other ideas are most welcome.
  • Each reader may submit up to 3 recordings in the same language.
  • If you intend to upload a song, please post here with full details before you record, so that we can be sure that words, music and arrangement are all in the Public Domain. Any accompaniment must be performed by yourself.
DEADLINE - 7th December 2016

If you want to check what has been included in previous Christmas collections, look at these:

http://librivox.org/christmas_poetry_and_hymn_collection/
http://librivox.org/librivox-2006-christmas-short-works-collection/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2006/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2007/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2008/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2009-by-various/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2009/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2010/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-2010-by-various/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2011-by-various/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-2011-by-various/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-2012/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2013/
https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2014/
http://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2015/

But remember, it doesn't matter if it has been recorded before. A choice of voice is always welcome at Librivox! :D

Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

Magic Window:



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Genres for the project: Short Stories; Poetry; *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works

Keywords that describe the book: poetry, short stories, Christmas, poems, xmas

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  • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
  • START of recording (Intro)
    "[Title] by [author], read in [language]. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"

    OR if you are reading in another language, please feel free to use the disclaimer in that language. You can find these on this page in the Wiki.
  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
    If you wish, you may also say: "Read by [your name]."

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  • AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 2.0.x of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    csw16_[poem/story title in a few words]_[author's last name]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) (e.g. csw16_christmastree_dickens_rg_128kb.mp3)

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
  • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: annise
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please post it in this forum thread and include the following information
    * Link to your recording, as shown on the Uploader
    * Link to the text source
    * Language in which the story/poem is written
    * Author's/translator's (and composer's) name, birth and death dates
    * Title of the story/poem
    * Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss
    * and if this is your first recording: how you would like to be listed in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.
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If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please post below or PM me.

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Post by annise » September 10th, 2016, 7:48 pm

Here are some suggestions: Image

DEUTSCH

Unter dem Christbaum (1893) five Christmas stories selected from the writings of Helene Stökl (1845-1929)
http://www.archive.org/details/unterdemchristb01berngoog

Weihnachtserzählungen by Adolf Schwayer (1858-1922)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/21527

Weihnacht-spiele und lieder aus Süddeutschland und Schlesien (1875) ed. Dr. Karl Weinhold (1823-1901)
http://www.archive.org/details/weihnachtspiele00weingoog

FRANCAIS

Contes de Noël par Josette by Josephine Marchand Dandurand (1862-1925)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13024

L'arbre de Noël (1873) by Xavier Marmier (1808-1892)
http://www.archive.org/details/larbredenol00marmgoog

Légendes du Noël, contes historiques (1916) by G. Lenotre (1855-1935)
http://www.archive.org/details/lgendesdunol00lenouoft

ENGLISH:

A Holiday book for Christmas and the New Year: embracing legends, tales, poetry, music, sketches of manners and customs, games and sports, etc.
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiuc.26285_001
This is an utter delight, chock full of items from the Illustrated London News previously published over the Christmas period between 1842 and 1852.

Santa Claus in the Bush (poem) by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson
http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo/santa-claus-in-the-bush-0026024

Port in a Storm (1866) short story by George MacDonald
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/9191/9191-h/9191-h.htm

Papa's Story by George MacDonald
https://archive.org/stream/illustratedlondov47lond#page/626/mode/1up

The Gifts of the Child Christ (1882) novelette (7 chapters) by George MacDonald. This is over 12000 words and would probably need to be split into two sections.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/9191/9191-h/9191-h.htm Recorded as a solo by icequeen, 2015

A Christmas Holiday Lesson by Mark Lemon
https://archive.org/stream/illustratedlondov47lond#page/614/mode/1up

Uncle John with the Young Folk at a Christmas Party unknown
https://archive.org/stream/illustratedlondov47lond#page/618/mode/1up

Mr. Grisselthwaite's Christmas Dinner by Mary Howitt
https://archive.org/stream/illustratedlondov47lond#page/622/mode/1up

Under the Mistletoe (poem) by George MacDonald
https://archive.org/stream/illustratedlondov47lond#page/623/mode/1up

Adventures of a Christmas Hamper by Fred Whishaw (1854–1934) (in Today, December 15, 1894).
https://archive.org/stream/today5618jero#page/n199/mode/1up

Christmas Day Dialogues by Violet Hunt (1862–1942) (in Today, December 22, 1894)
https://archive.org/stream/today5618jero#page/n207/mode/1up

Christmas Stories from French and Spanish writers
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47333

An Amazing Christmas Eve by Horace Annesley Vachell (1861-1955)
http://archive.org/stream/somehappenings00vachrich#page/38/mode/2up

At Christmas Time by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904); Trans. Marian Fell (1886-1935)
http://archive.org/stream/russiansilhouett00chek#page/186/mode/2up

Trifles for the Christmas Holidays (1869) by H.S Armstrong (?-?)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17562/17562-h/17562-h.htm

Christmas with the Poets: A Collection of Songs, Carols, and Descriptive Verses Relating to the Festival of Christmas from the Anglo-Norman Period to the Present Time (1852) Henry Vizetelly. Some very interesting items in this.
http://www.archive.org/details/christmaswithpo01chrigoog

An Australian Christmas collection: stories, sketches, essays by James Francis Hogan (1855 - 1924)
http://www.archive.org/details/anaustralianchr00hogagoog

A Defective Santa Claus by James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)
In Hoosier dialect verse. (about 5000 words)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20181

Christmas Every Day and Other Stories by William Dean Howells (1837-1920)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22519 LisaRubio recorded The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express

Who Ate the Pink Sweetmeat? (1884) by Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)
http://www.archive.org/details/whoatepinksweetm00cool
(commonsparrow3 recorded Asaph Sheafe's Christmas in 2014)

Christmas Tales and Christmas Verse (1912) by Eugene Field (1850-1895)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/17630

Christmas Entertainments by Alice Maude Kellogg (1862-1911)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/12974

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: ten Christmas stories (1886) by Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)
http://www.archive.org/details/christmaseveandc00haleiala
(commonsparrow3 recorded Alice's Christmas Tree in 2014)

Christmas Stories And Legends by various authors (1916)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/17770

In the Yule-Log Glow, Book I (1900) by Harrison S. Morris* (1856-1948)
Christmas Tales from 'Round the World
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/18720

In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II (1900) by Harrison S. Morris* (1856-1948)
Christmas Tales from 'Round the World
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/19084

In The Yule-Log Glow, Book III (1900) by Harrison S. Morris* (1856-1948)
Christmas Poems from 'round the World
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20586

In The Yule-Log Glow, Book IV (1900) by Harrison S. Morris* (1856-1948)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20956
Christmas Weather in Scotland recorded by aradlaw in 2012.

Some Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1467

A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes (1852) by Charles Elmé Francatelli (1805-1876)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22114
Includes recipes for Plum Pudding and sauce (Nos. 95 and 96)

Christmas Stories from French and Spanish Writers (1892) by Antoinette Ogden* (death date not known)
http://www.archive.org/details/christmasstories00ogdeiala

Christmas (1907) ed. Robert Haven Schauffler * (1879-1964)
http://www.archive.org/details/christmasitsori00unkngoog
A compilation of many songs, poems, stories and extracts from longer Christmas works.

Our Christmas Party edited by Edwin Hodder (1837-1904)
http://www.archive.org/details/ourchristmaspart00hoddiala
A compilation of Christmas themed stories by authors including R. M. Ballantyne and W. H. Kingston.

Lots more ideas on the Christmas Bookshelf at Project Gutenberg.

* American authors, so these will also be in the Public Domain for those in countries which observe the Rule of the Shorter Term.

A Christmas faggot (1884) by Alfred Gurney (1845-1898) - poems
http://archive.org/details/christmasfaggot00gurn

By the Christmas fire (1910) by Samuel McChord Crothers (1857-1927)
http://archive.org/details/bychristmasfire00crotrich

Christmas builders (1909) by Charles Edward Jefferson (1860-1937)
http://archive.org/details/christmasbuilder00jeff (~4800 words)

Christmas Day by Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) - poem
http://archive.org/details/christmasday00king (~950 words)

Christmas greens (1905) by Annie Bell Redd
http://archive.org/details/christmasgreens00redd (~1600 words)

What the little bird told the Christmas tree by Faith Wynne (Children's Christmas stories)
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009926444

Sandman Christmas Stories by Abbie Phillips Walker (b. 1867)
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009776487
Ruth's Christmas recorded by RuthieG 2012. aradlaw will record Why Santa Claus was Late and Eddie's Faith 2015

The best poems on Christmas compiled by Edward A. Bryant (1869 - )
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008654061

The St. Nicholas Christmas book.
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39076002226491

MORE MAY BE ADDED!


All suggestions most welcome and will be added to this list. :)

this list compliled by Ruth in 2015

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 15th, 2016, 6:12 am

Anne,
May I DPL?
MaryAnn

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Post by annise » September 15th, 2016, 6:22 am

Certainly MaryAnn - that would be great.
Anne

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Post by commonsparrow3 » September 15th, 2016, 1:59 pm

May I claim a section to read "Christmas Waits in Boston" by Edward Everett Hale?
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15868/15868-h/15868-h.htm#toc_17

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Post by superpapi » October 15th, 2016, 12:27 pm

Hi I'm one of many new users who got deleted recently. I guess some things will be restored and others not. I had submitted my first reading, The Heavenly Christmas Tree, for this project. Please let me know, once everything is figured out, if I need to re-upload.
Thanks (I also didn't know how to subscribe to this topic without posting something new - so here it is :) )

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Post by commonsparrow3 » October 15th, 2016, 1:36 pm

I just saw the sticky post about all the files from September 15th to the present being lost, and asking us to re-upload.

Here is the file I uploaded on September 24th:
* Link to your recording, as shown on the Uploader - https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/csw16_christmaswaitsboston_hale_mk_128kb.mp3
* Link to the text source - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15868/15868-h/15868-h.htm#toc_17
* Language in which the story/poem is written - English
* Author's name, birth and death dates - Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)
* Title of the story/poem - "Christmas Waits in Boston"
* Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss - 42:38

This file had already been marked PL OK.

Also, I had claimed another section to read "Christmas Storms and Sunshine" by Elizabeth Gaskell.

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Post by annise » October 15th, 2016, 3:14 pm

Everyone will need to reupload and repost - I have no files for this project and I don't know even who contributed . If you aren't in the MW I haven't the files or the info :cry:

Anne

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Post by adonis » October 15th, 2016, 3:25 pm

THE WAKEFIELD SECOND SHEPHERDS' PLAY BY THE WAKEFIELD MASTER (DATES UNKNOWN).

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/csw16_wakefieldsecond_wakefieldmaster_ta_128kb.mp3

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19481

LENGTH: 43:19

TA.

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Post by superpapi » October 15th, 2016, 6:05 pm

* Link to your recording, as shown on the Uploader
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/csw16_theheavenlychristmastree_dostoyevsky_bct_128kb.mp3

* Link to the text source
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/40745/40745-h/40745-h.htm#THE_HEAVENLY_CHRISTMAS_TREE

* Language in which the story/poem is written
English

* Author's/translator's (and composer's) name, birth and death dates
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, born November 11, 1821, died February 09, 1881

* Title of the story/poem
The Heavenly Christmas Tree

Thanks!

* Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss
09:51

* and if this is your first recording: how you would like to be listed in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.
(this is my first recording) Bryan Taylor

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Post by annise » October 15th, 2016, 6:07 pm

Thanks all- I'll get back to this ASAP

Anne

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Post by Alitheia » October 15th, 2016, 6:27 pm

Hi annise,

I'm currently recording a children's Christmas story, which is part of a book being read by multiple readers. It has not previously been recorded for Librivox. Would you like to include the story in this collection as well? Or does each story only get included in one collection? I'm just wondering how that sort of thing is handled :)

I guess this is more of a general policy question, if I should post it in a different forum please let me know! Thanks.
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Post by Jan_M » October 15th, 2016, 6:36 pm

Tomorrow I will try to re-upload "A Great Tree" by Zona Gale, which was PL OK before the server crash.
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Post by GregGiordano » October 15th, 2016, 7:36 pm

When you have a moment please repost my placeholder for the following project:

A Christmas Carol, Stave Five

Thank you!

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Post by RuthieG » October 16th, 2016, 12:29 am

Anne, please ignore deleted PM. I have re-uploaded the two Christmas Short Works files I had downloaded:

Reader: fabiola
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/csw16_ilnatale_manzoni_f_128kb.mp3
Text: https://archive.org/details/glinnisacrieilc01manzgoog
Author: Alessandro Manzoni
Not PLed.

Reader: Ezwa
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/csw16_quanddieunaquitnoel_unknown_ezwa_128kb.mp3
Text: http://gallica.bnf.fr/m/ark:/12148/bpt6k5734477p/f45.image.langFR;jsessionid=78BA359DA265C1BA75F52E2C2A99A707
Author unknown
PL OK.

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