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John Richetti reads Romantic lyrics

Home Recording Session, September 15, 2020

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  1. Rime of the Ancient Mariner (28:25): MP3

Wexler Studio Session at the Kelly Writers House, December 6, 2017

George Gordon, Lord Byron

  1. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Canto 3 (1:06:21): MP3
  2. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Canto 4 (1:36:52): MP3
  3. Fragment on the back of the manuscript of Canto 1 (0:33): MP3
  4. Don Juan Canto 1 (1:25:16): MP3

Studio 308 Session, CPCW, University of Pennsylvania, January 27, 2014

John Keats

  1. To Lord Byron (1:06): MP3
  2. To One Who Has Been Long in City Pent (1:01): MP3
  3. On First Looking into Chapman's Homer (1:06): MP3
  4. Sonnet Written in Disgust of Vulgar Superstition (1:01): MP3
  5. On the Grasshopper and Cricket (0:56): MP3
  6. On the Sea (1:01): MP3
  7. La Belle Dame Sans Merci: A Ballad (2:22): MP3
  8. Ode on a Grecian Urn (3:12): MP3
  9. Ode to a Nightingale (4:45): MP3
  10. Ode on Melancholy (2:01): MP3
  11. Lines on the Mermaid Tavern (1:17): MP3
  12. Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art. (1:07): MP3
  13. To Autumn (2:10): MP3

Percy Bysshe Shelley

  1. To Wordsworth (0:57): MP3
  2. Mutability (1:10): MP3
  3. Hymn to Intellectual Beauty (4:56): MP3
  4. Ode to the West Wind (4:20): MP3
  5. A Song: "Men of England" (1:35): MP3
  6. Sonnet: England in 1819 (1:09): MP3
  7. Ozymandias (1:03): MP3
  8. To a Skylark (4:01): MP3
  9. When the Lamp is Shattered (1:16): MP3

George Gordon, Lord Byron

  1. The Girl of Cadiz (2:43): MP3
  2. Written After Swimming from Sestos to Abydos (1:09): MP3
  3. Stanzas Written on the Road between Florence and Pisa (1:16): MP3
  4. On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year (1:57): MP3
  5. She Walks in Beauty (1:05): MP3
  6. On Jordan's Banks (1:42): MP3
  7. Vision of Belshazzar (1:54): MP3
  8. On the Day of the Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus (1:26): MP3
  9. By the Rivers of Babylon We Sat Down and Wept (1:04): MP3
  10. The Destruction of Sennacherib (1:48): MP3
  11. So We'll Go No More a Roving (0:43): MP3
  12. To Thomas Moore (0:55): MP3

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  1. The Rose (1:11): MP3
  2. This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison (4:23): MP3
  3. Frost at Midnight (4:13): MP3
  4. Kubla Khan (2:46): MP3
  5. Dejection: An Ode (8:03): MP3

William Blake

  1. To the Muses (1:51): MP3
  2. From Songs of Innocence (0:59): MP3
  3. The Lamb (0:49): MP3
  4. The Little Black Boy (1:38): MP3
  5. The Chimney Sweeper (1:33): MP3
  6. Holy Thursday (1:04): MP3
  7. From Songs of Experience (0:50): MP3
  8. The Clod and the Pebble (0:38): MP3
  9. Holy Thursday (0:51): MP3
  10. The Sick Rose (0:20): MP3
  11. The Tyger (1:14): MP3
  12. The Garden of Love (0:44): MP3
  13. London (0:54): MP3
  14. A Poison Tree (0:50): MP3
  15. And Did Those Feet in Ancient Time1 (1:02): MP3

William Wordsworth

  1. Lines Written in Early Spring (1:20): MP3
  2. We Are Seven (3:02): MP3
  3. Expostulation and Reply (1:38): MP3
  4. The Tables Turned; an Evening Scene, on the Same Subject (1:34): MP3
  5. Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798 (9:25): MP3
  6. She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways (0:49): MP3
  7. Nutting (3:26): MP3
  8. My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold (0:34): MP3
  9. Intimations of Immortality (10:19): MP3
  10. Resolution and Independence (8:32): MP3
  11. The world is too much with us late and soon2 (0:58): MP3
  12. Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 (0:59): MP3
  13. To Toussaint L'Ouverture (0:57): MP3
  14. London, 1802 (1:06): MP3
  15. Nuns Fret Not at Their Convents Narrow Room (2:31): MP3
  16. The Solitary Reaper (1:40): MP3
  17. Elegiac Stanzas Suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle in a Storm, Painted by Sir George Beaumont (3:46): MP3
  18. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud1 (1:16): MP3


Recorded by Steve McLaughlin

  • 1Recorded at the Wexler Studio, Kelly Writers House, April 10, 2019
  • 2Recorded at home by John Richetti, August 28, 2021

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