One of the projects of The Blake Society is to offer sound recordings of all of William Blake’s texts. We hope you will enjoy these readings, some of which, are accompanied by Blake’s images. Please revisit this page regularly to see the latest readings as they are added to the project, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of the latest additions.
In the coming days the pages below will begin to be populated so please keep looking if you are waiting for a particular recording.
Also – we actively encourage new recordings – just as Beethoven would be diminished by a single recording of any of his works – so too Blake – we look forward to you weaving your voice with that of Blake!
Please contact voice@blakesociety.org for more information.

We have been hugely fortunate to have been given access to the historic recordings made by the Sydney Group in, I think, the 1960’s, thanks to the heroic rescue efforts of Alan Pert. There are some signs of their transition from old tape, but they are great dramatic readings. We hope you enjoy them.

Finally many many thanks to all the readers who have given us these wonderful gifts.

Work
Poetical Sketches (c.1769)
An Island in the Moon (1784)
All Religions are One (c.1788)
There is No Natural Religion (c.1788)
Tiriel (c.1788)
The Book of Thel (1789)
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)
The French Revolution (1791)
Visions of the Daughters of Albion (1793)
A Song of Liberty (1793)
For Children: The Gates of Paradise (1793)
America a Prophecy (1794)
Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794)
Europe a Prophecy (1794)
The First Book of Urizen (1794)
The Song of Los (1795)
The Book of Los (1795)
The Book of Ahania (1795)
Vala or the Four Zoas (c.1795)
The Pickering Manuscript (1803)
Milton a Poem (1804-11)
A Descriptive Catalogue (1809)
A Vision of the Last Judgement (1810)
Everlasting Gospel (1818)
Jerusalem the Emanation of the Giant Albion (1804-20)
For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise (c.1820)
On Homer’s Poetry and on Virgil’s (1822)
The Ghost of Abel (1822)
Laocoon (1826-27)

A Commentary on Job (1835 post.)