EAGLESWEB.COM AUDIO ANTHOLOGY of LYRICAL POETRY in MODERN ENGLISH recorded by WALTER RUFUS EAGLES

 

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Online Anthology of Lyrical Audio Poetry in Modern English
recorded by Walter Rufus EagleS unless otherwise stated.

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Poetry for the Ear in the Tradition of Blind Homer

   A free international educational resource of lyrical audio poetry in Modern English, founded in 1998.  A
s of November 27, 2009, 1,205 poems in the Real Audio format by 185 poets have been recorded and have been heard in 1,854,938 hits in the past year in 91 countries on all continents.  Currently there have been an average of 550 unique visitors daily: (STATS

Walter Rufus Eagles, Poet, Reader, Editor & Webmaster. Editor's Statement.  Dedication.  Click HERE for what's new.  Site last updated Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:21  Pacific Time. 

A Christmas Reading by Jessie Eagles Kelly (PDF File).
Cheese Fruitcake for Christmas A Parody by Walter Rufus Eagles (RealAudio File)

    During the Renaissance generally, and in Elizabethan England in particular, Poetry and Music walked hand in hand and flourished in a special symbiosis.  Music is thus given special regard on this website. The organ work heard on this front page [press ESC for silence if you choose] is a third mode melody (Psalm 2 - "Why fum'th in fight") from Archbishop Parker's Psaltery, composed by the English Renaissance choral and organ composer, Thomas Tallis.  This melody inspired British modern composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams, to compose the latter's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for Strings.  Tallis was the teacher of William Byrd, the greatest Elizabethan composer.  Byrd's complete solo music for harpsichord (or virginals) performed here by the celebrated Canadian keyboardist, John Sankey, can be heard by clicking HERE.

 

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From Li Wendong of China:  "i really appreciate your effort in preparing such a good host of poems in their audio presentation.  i love these immortal lines very deeply and it has been long since I have found such a website dedicated to the classic poem recordings.  thank you very much!"    

  ANTHOLOGY of LYRICAL AUDIO POETRY in MODERN ENGLISH 
 
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POET SLIDESHOW  115 poets on this site (a guessing game)
 
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On your right, your reader, Walter,
with Mahra (the reader's Siamese assistant)
in 2003: double portrait by Marilu Eagles, Walter's wife of 48 years

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