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    • The Poet Laureates - Volume 2

    • Written by: William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Alfred Austin
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker, Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    The office of Poet Laureate is a high honour amongst poets. The ancient Greeks had the first idea, and their heroes and poets wore wreaths of laurel in honour of the god Apollo. Many countries now have a laureate, as do many societies and organisations. But perhaps ranked first among them all is that of our own Poet Laureate. Unfortunately no single authentic definitive record exists of the office of Poet Laureate of England. In some form it can be traced back to 1189 and Richard Canonicus, who was employed by Richard I with the title 'versificator Regis'.

    Price: CDN$ 6.13

    • The Great Poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson

    • Written by: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Michael Pennington
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    The 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892), one of the most popular of poets, is celebrated in 2009. Works such as The Charge of the Light Brigade, Crossing the Bar and Tears, Idle Tears have made him an internationally famous figure, and the second most quoted writer of all time (after Shakespeare).

    Price: CDN$ 9.26

    • Collection: Popular Poetry / Popular Verse, Vol. 2

    • Written by: William Blake, John Donne, Alfred Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Emma Fielding, Tony Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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    Nearly 100 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind available. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking vision of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson, Donne, and Edward Lear.

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    • Idylls of the King

    • Written by: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
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    The Arthurian legend of Camelot has been told many times, but never better than by Alfred Tennyson. Employing some of the most stirring and beautiful blank verse ever written, Tennyson crafted his version of the Knights of the Round Table over the course of nearly fifty years, completing it in 1885. Despite the length of time, Tennyson managed to maintain a high level of style and continuity throughout.

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    • Canto 27 from In Memoriam AAH

    • Written by: Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 1 min
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    Read by award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti. "Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all." Comes from this poem. 

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    • The Poetry of Morning

    • Written by: D. H. Lawrence, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Over the far horizon the blanket of night begins to slowly dissolve. The sun is once more on its daily journey across the heavens. The light begins to sharpen and increase in intensity, revealing the landscape. Morning has begun, and dazed heads and sleepy faces come to terms with the new day. Our poets capture the mood, the emotions and all manner of other details in their descriptions of this time. But then with the calibre of wordsmiths such as Tennyson, Wordsworth, Milton, Southey, Donne and many more besides, we are almost spoilt.

    Price: CDN$ 8.87

    • Poetic Christmas: Beloved Holiday Poems

    • Written by: Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, E. E. Cummings, and others
    • Narrated by: Sheryl Mebane
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Enjoy these 10 Christmas pieces by celebrated authors. The experience includes music and a range of lively and touching characters. Add a little poetry to your Christmas! 

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    • Ring Out, Wild Bells

    • Musically Inspired Christmas Poems
    • Written by: Louisa May Alcott, William Shakespeare, Alfred Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Sheryl Mebane
    • Length: 4 mins
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    These holiday poems by celebrated authors are presented musically in fun, exciting, and stirring ways. Sing and play along with loved ones or just sit back and let the experience transport you! 

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    • Idylls of the King

    • Written by: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
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    This series of poems covers the story of the legendary hero, King Arthur, beginning with his first encounter with Guinevere, the woman who would become his queen on his search for the Holy Grail, to the betrayal of Guinevere and Sir Lancelot, and finally ending with Arthur's last battle. First published between 1859 and 1885 as a series of twelve poems, Idylls of the King retells the story of King Arthur with a unique and Victorian flavor beloved by many.

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    • Ulysses

    • Written by: Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti performs Tennyson’s oft quoted poem Ulysses, a work that has withstood the test of time.

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    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 7

    • Time for the Soul
    • Written by: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise, that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.

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    • A Quartet of Tennyson

    • Enoch Arden, Guinevere, Marianna, The Kraken
    • Written by: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Helen Elizabeth G
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 - 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. He was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, a rector's son, the fourth of 12 children, and reportedly a descendant of King Edward III of England.

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    • Narrative Verse, Volume 3

    • Written by: Christina Rossetti, Henry Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    Poetry can capture the imagination in a few short lines but narrative verse or poetry takes the form of telling a story, whether it be simple or complex in a longer form. Among the most ancient forms of poetry, it has widespread roots through almost every culture. In Volume 3 we bring you the classics 'Goblin Market' by Christina Rosseti; 'The Wreck of the Hesperus' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe; 'Morte D'Arthur' by Alfred Lord Tennyson; and from 'Horatius' by Thomas Babington Maculay.

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    • A Grief at Christmas

    • Written by: Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 7 mins
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    A classic poem from acclaimed author Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Grief sometimes comes at Christmas. We may believe there is no hope for happiness again on the day of Christmas bells and gifts, but in the midst of this grief there is the birth of hope. When something is lost - something new may be found. Not easy, but universally true.

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    • Maud (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

    • Written by: Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Joseph Millson, Katheryn Nutbeem
    • Length: 56 mins
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    A disturbed young man roams the windswept hills, haunted by his father's suicide and his mother's early death. He blames his father's old friend, the lord of the Hall, for his ruin. The young man was betrothed to Maud, the lord's daughter, when they were children, but she and her family left the area after the suicide. But now there are workmen up at the Hall - Maud has come home.

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    • The Sea - An Element in Verse: Volume 2

    • Written by: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Keats, and others
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    The seas and oceans have a mystical power over us: From a playful day at the beach to the hysterical waves of a storm, this ever-changing element evokes both beauty and fear. Its great mass, its shimmering beauty, its raging howl, and all in colours from blue to grey to green and crystal clear. In these collections of verse our poets - including Tennyson, Swinburne, Keats, Shelley, and many others - explore the relationship between ourselves and the great mystical waters.

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    • Enoch Arden

    • Melodrama for Speaker and Piano
    • Written by: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Richard Strauss (music)
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Luxon, Frederick Moyer (piano)
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Enoch Arden first came to international attention with a recording by Claude Raines and Glenn Gould, but it has since drifted back to obscurity. This is a work that both Luxon and Moyer have loved for many years. The poem is immediately accessible to any audience and tells a heart-wrenching story of friendship, love, separation, and sacrifice. The masterful score creates a powerful soundtrack to the saga.

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    • Enoch Arden

    • Melodrama for Speaker and Piano
    • Written by: Alfred Tennyson, Richard Strauss (composer)
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Luxon, Frederick Moyer (piano)
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Continuing a collaboration started years ago, Benjamin Luxon and Frederick Moyer now turn to the little-explored genre of music for piano and narrator. Enoch Arden first came to international attention with a recording by Claude Raines and Glenn Gould but has since drifted back to obscurity. This is a work that both Luxon and Moyer have loved for many years. The poem is immediately accessible to any audience and tells a heart-wrenching story of friendship, love, separation, and sacrifice.

    Price: CDN$ 13.89

    • The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 4

    • Written by: Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, Edith Evans
    • Length: 32 mins
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    The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.

    Price: CDN$ 12.42

    • The Poetry of December

    • A Month in Verse
    • Written by: John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alfred Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 39 mins
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    December - the 12th and closing month in the Gregorian calendar. Winter is upon the land, and the poets, including such as Keats, Shelley, Tennyson, Shakespeare, and Stevenson, share their views and thoughts.

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