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The Resource The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, Jennifer Ryan, (sound recording)

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, Jennifer Ryan, (sound recording)

Label
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
Title
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ryan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Just because the men have gone to war, why do we have to close the choir? And precisely when we need it most!" As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead "carry on singing." Resurrecting themselves as "The Chilbury Ladies' Choir," the women of this small village soon use their joint song to lift up themselves, and the community, as the war tears through their lives. Told through letters and journals, the novel moves seamlessly from budding romances to village intrigues to heartbreaking matters of life and death. As we come to know the struggles of the charismatic members of this unforgettable outfit--a timid widow worried over her son at the front; the town beauty drawn to a rakish artist; her younger sister nursing an impossible crush and dabbling in politics she doesn't understand; a young Jewish refugee hiding secrets about her family, and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past--we come to see how the strength each finds in the choir's collective voice reverberates in her individual life. In turns funny, charming and heart-wrenching, this lovingly executed ensemble novel will charm and inspire, illuminating the true spirit of the women on the homefront, in a village of indomitable spirit, at the dawn of a most terrible conflict
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR6118.Y3545
LC item number
C45 2017d
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Gabrielle Glaister, Laura Kirman, Imogen Wilde, Adjoa Andoh, Tom Clegg, and Mike Grady
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Glaister, Gabrielle
  • Kirman, Laura
  • Wilde, Imogen
  • Andoh, Adjoa
  • Clegg, Tom
  • Grady, Mike
  • Random House Audio Publishing
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Choirs (Music)
  • Women's choirs
  • Women
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Playaway (Preloaded audio player)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, Jennifer Ryan, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Previously released by Random House Audio, ℗2017
  • Unabridged
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • Playaway audiobook
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • other audio carrier
  • other unmediated carrier
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky286086719
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 audio media player (12 hr., 30 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781509441259
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Note
hn 04/17
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
35441
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, Jennifer Ryan, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Previously released by Random House Audio, ℗2017
  • Unabridged
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • Playaway audiobook
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • other audio carrier
  • other unmediated carrier
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky286086719
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 audio media player (12 hr., 30 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781509441259
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Note
hn 04/17
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
35441
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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