Lyrics from the Old English: A Reading by Burton Raffel and Robert P. Creed

Lyrics from the Old English: A Reading by Burton Raffel and Robert P. Creed

Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed FW09858 / FL 9858

Literary scholars and translators Burton Raffel and Robert P. Creed collaborated on this collection of Old and modern English readings. Each track is read in its modern English translation, followed by its respective Old English lyrics. The opening track, “Caedmon’s Hymn,” is thought to have originated during the 7th century AD. Most lyrics translated here, however, come from various riddles. Side-by-side Old and modern English transcripts for all tracks are included in the liner notes.

Year Released 1964
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1964 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Poetry
Country(s) United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Literature; Spoken word
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101 Caedmon's Hymn (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:35
102 Caedmon's Hymn (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:44
103 Riddle Eight: A Jay's Spring Song (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:38
104 Riddle Eight: A Jay's Spring Song (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:48
105 Riddle One: Storm on Land (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:48
106 Riddle One: Storm on Land (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 1:02
107 The Husband's Message (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 2:48
108 The Husband's Message (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 3:29
109 Riddle Eleven: Wine (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:36
110 Riddle Eleven: Wine (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:46
111 The Ruin (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 2:05
112 The Ruin (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 3:08
113 Riddle Thirty-Two: A Ship (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:50
114 Riddle Thirty-Two: A Ship (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 1:00
201 Wulf and Eadwacer (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 1:20
202 Wulf and Eadwacer (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 1:15
203 Riddle Twenty-Nine: The Moon and the Sun (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:48
204 Riddle Twenty-Nine: The Moon and the Sun (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:59
205 A Fragment from a Charm for Bewitched Land (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:16
206 A Fragment from a Charm for Bewitched Land (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:23
207 Riddle Seven: Swan (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:32
208 Riddle Seven: Swan (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:43
209 Abraham and Isaac (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 4:46
210 Abraham and Isaac (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 6:13
211 Bede's Death Song (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:17
212 Bede's Death Song (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:24
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