Recently at the twitter feed I received a message from Kevin Clark, composer, regarding an interesting piece of work. The work is a short film adaptation of a cello piece Kevin wrote for the cellist Rachel Gawell to use as musical accompaniment to her dramatic rendition of the [modern English translation of the] Anglo-Saxon poem “The Seafarer“. Without permission from Kevin, Rachel, or anybody else for that matter, here is the film:
I have added this video to the YouTube channel in the “Old English Readings” playlist. A few other recent additions include a documentary on the Old English language in the “Germanic Languages” playlist; a documentary on Beowulf in the “Anglo-Saxon Culture” playlist; and a documentary on Anglo-Saxons in general in the “Anglo-Saxon Archeology” playlist.
Posted in Bōc-Cræft (Literature), Dream-Cræft (Music)
Tagged anglo-saxons, beowulf, cello, documentary, film, Kevin Clark, music, old english, poem, poetry, Rachel Gawell, Seafarer, video
I’m happy to publicly launch Þæt Eald-Ænglisce Blog on Scribd! Over the past few months I have slowly been building up the collection on the account – and I give a big thanks to Medievalists.net who unwittingly helped me in this endeavor. Now that there are over a hundred documents (103 as of this exact moment), the moment seems ripe to make the entire collection accessible. Click to visit the Old English Blog - Scribd!
You may also connect with the Þæt Eald-Ænglisce Blog Facebook page to keep abreast of future uploads to the Scribd shelf or YouTube channel, as well as new posts made here.
Via a post by Medievalists.net I present to you three of many awesome history-themed music videos by History for Music Lovers (also check them out on Facebook and Twitter). I’ve put these three videos into the “History Music” playlist on the Old English Blog YouTube as well. Listen, watch, and enjoy!