Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Introduction Michael Schmidt 2:48
2 From The Prologue - In Middle English Geoffrey Chaucer read by Richard Bebb 2:58
3 From The Prologue - A Knight There Was, and That Noble Man - In Modern English Geoffrey Chaucer read by Philip Madoc 3:59
4 Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? William Shakespeare read by Alex Jennings 1:06
5 When I Do Count the Clock That Tells the Time William Shakespeare read by Alex Jennings 1:00
6 When in the Chronicle of Wasted Time William Shakespeare read by Anton Lesser 1:02
7 When in Disgrace With Fortune and Men’s Eyes William Shakespeare read by Anton Lesser 1:07
8 Death Be Not Proud John Donne read by Anton Lesser 1:23
9 The Good Morrow John Donne read by Tony Britton 1:28
10 A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning John Donne read by Tony Britton 1:58
11 From Paradise Lost John Milton read by Anton Lesser 5:18
12 Methough I Saw My Late Espoused Saint John Milton read by Derek Jacobi 1:13
13 The Final Chorus from Samson Agonistes John Milton read by Samantha Bond 0:51
14 To a Lady With the Temple of Fame Alexander Pope read by John Moffat 0:28
15 To T.M. S-E. In His Epistle to Mr. Pope Alexander Pope read by John Moffat 0:30
16 The Tyger William Blake read by Stephen Critchlow 1:41
17 The Chimney Sweeper from Songs of Innocence William Blake read by Michael Maloney 1:30
18 The Chimney Sweeper from Songs of Experience William Blake read by Stephen Critchlow 0:55
19 London from Songs of Experience William Blake read by Simon Russell Beale 1:07
20 Auld Lang Syne Robert Burns read by Valerie Lennie 1:51
21 My Luv’s Like a Red, Red Rose Robert Burns read by Anton Lesser 0:57
22 A Man’s a Man for A’ That Robert Burns read by Jasper Britton 2:00
23 Lines Composed Upon Westminster Bridge William Wordsworth read by Oliver Ford Davies 1:05
24 I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud William Wordsworth read by Jasper Britton 1:20
25 From the Prelude: And in the Frosty Season William Wordsworth read by Oliver Ford Davies 2:23
26 La belle dame sans merci John Keats read by Michael Sheen 2:13
27 Old Meg She Was a Gypsy John Keats read by Samuel West 1:12
28 To Sleep John Keats read by Samuel West 1:00
29 Wherein Lies Happiness? John Keats read by Samuel West 1:15
30 From The Pied Piper of Hamelin Robert Browning read by Anton Lesser 5:44
31 From Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking Walt Whitman read by Garrick Hagon 6:11
32 Because I Could Not Stop for Death Emily Dickinson read by Teresa Gallagher 1:01
33 A Drop Fell on the Apple Tree Emily Dickinson read by Teresa Gallagher 0:44
34 A Narrow Fellow in the Grass Emily Dickinson read by Teresa Gallagher 0:58
35 A Poor Torn Heart, a Tattered Heart Emily Dickinson read by Teresa Gallagher 0:42
36 I Dreaded That First Robin, So Emily Dickinson read by Teresa Gallagher 1:08
37 I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain Emily Dickinson read by Teresa Gallagher 0:57
38 The Caged Skylark Gerald Manley Hopkins read by Jeremy Northam 1:22
39 The Windhover Gerald Manley Hopkins read by Jeremy Northam 1:24
40 Pied Beauty Gerald Manley Hopkins read by Jeremy Northam 0:50
41 The Sea and the Skylark Gerald Manley Hopkins read by Jeremy Northam 1:20
42 The Self-Unseeing Thomas Hardy read by Bruce Alexander 2:09
43 Weathers Thomas Hardy read by Bruce Alexander 0:58
44 Great Things Thomas Hardy read by Bruce Alexander 1:39
45 Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave? Thomas Hardy read by Janet Maw 1:55
46 Conclusion Michael Schmidt 0:36

Credits

CD 1

lyricist:
Emily Dickinson (track 32)
is the basis for:
Because I Could Not Stop For Death (song based on Emily Dickinson poem) (track 32)
recording of:
Because I Could Not Stop for Death (Emily Dickinson poem) (track 32)