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sc 96 Ode to Summer.

August 12, 2010

Toppie presents his Ode to Summer, creating a sweet yet melancholy moodiness through a combination of sound clips, music and poetry.

The following are references in order of their appearance:

Spoken Word
Summer Memories by Toppie Smellie

Music
Summer Music for Wind Quintet (Op. 31, 1956) by
Samuel Osborne Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981)

Movie Clip
“Ode to Billy Joe,” Part 1
1976 film directed and produced by Max Baer, Jr. with a screenplay by Herman Raucher, inspired by the 1967 hit song by Bobbie Gentry, also titled “Ode to Billie Joe” (note difference in spelling). Stars Robby Benson and Glynnis O’Connor.

“Waddon Ponds”
A Poem by Charles Bryant

Music
“Summer Time” by Doreen Hampshire

“Shall I Compare Thee to A Summer’s Day”
Poem by William Shakespeare

Music
“The Last Rose of Summer” by André Rieu

Movie Clip
“Ode to Billy Joe,” Part 2

Music
“Ode to Billie Joe” by Bobbie Gentry, 1967

Please click the link below to listen to the Smellcast, episode 96.

The Smellcast/Episode 96