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Discs devoted to Patrick Hadley

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The Hills; My Beloved Spake; I sing a maiden

Felicity Palmer, soprano; Robert Tear, tenor; Robert Lloyd, bass. Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus; King’s College Choir (Mens’ Voices) London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Philip Ledger and David Willcocks.

Recorded in the Chapel of Kings College Cambridge 10th & 11th July 1973 and 18th/19th & 22nd December 1975 and at the Guildhall Cambridge 19th & 20th April 1975

EMI Classics - 5 67118 2

(Re-mastered from HMV SAN393 June 1976) HMV CSD3774 (December 1976) and HMV CDS3573 (August 1974)



La Belle Dame sans Merci; Lenten Meditations (version for soloists, choir & orchestra) One Morning in Spring [coupled with Philip Sainton's Nadir & The Dream of the Marionette]

Neil Archer, tenor; Stephen Richardson, bass; Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Matthias Bamert.

Recorded at Blackheath Concert Halls 20th September 1996 (Sainton works) and All Saint's Church Tooting 18th-19th Marhc1996 (Hadley)

Chandos Records CHAN 9539



The Trees so High Symphonic Ballad in A minor [coupled with Philip Sainton's The Island]

David Wilson-Johnson, baritone; Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Matthias Bamert.

Recorded at All Saints Church, Tooting 3rd & 4th August 1992.

Chandos Records CHAN 9181




Hadley & Rubbra - Sacred Choral Music

 Lenten Cantata (version for soloists, choir and organ) I Sing a of maiden; A Song for Easter; The Cup of Blessing; My Beloved Spake [coupled with Edmund Rubbra's Three Motets Op.76 Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici, Op.66; Three Hymn Tunes Op.114; Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis in Ab, Op.65]

John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Donald Sweeney, bass; Richard Hill, organ (Hadley) Michael Philips, organ (Rubbra) The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge conducted by Geoffrey Webber.

Recorded in the Chapel of the Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester (No recording date)

ASV CDDCA 881 (1993)



Single Works on Compilations (a selection only)

Hadley on Lyrita Vinyl (Collectors Item)

The Trees So High (Symphonic Ballad in A Minor); One Morning in Spring (Rhapsody for Small Orchestra)

Allen-baritone Handley NPO Boult LPO

SRCS-106 (Lyrita) Vinyl


The English Anthem, Volume 1.

My Beloved Spake -[coupled with works by Bairstow, Finzi, Gardiner, Ireland, Naylor, S.S.Wesley, Stainer, Stanford & Wood]

St Paul's Cathedral Choir conducted by John Scott. Andrew Lucas, organ.

Hyperion CDA 66374


English Sacred Choral Music

My Beloved Spake - [coupled with works Bairstow, Elgar, Hadley, Parry and Stanford]

Timothy Barber, treble; Donald Sweeney, baritone Timothy Byram-Wigfield, organ

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Waynflete Singers; Winchester Cathedral Choir conducted by David Hill

Argo 430 836-2ZH


Choral Music from Dundee

My Beloved Spake - [coupled with works by Bainton, Byrd, Joubert, Loosemore, Thorpe Davie, Walmisley and Whitlock

Dundee St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

Abbey Recording Company CDCA 926



Vinyl and Other Recordings (compiled by Eric Hughes and published in Walter Todds Patrick Hadley- a Memoir; 1974)


I Sing of a Maiden

Kings College Choir, Cambridge - David Willcocks Argo RG 240 (Mono) ZRG 5240 (stereo)

Bach Choir & Jaques Orchestra -David Willcocks Columbia SX 6179 (mono) SCX 6179 (stereo)

York Minster Choristers - Francis Jackson Abbey E 7626 (45rpm)


My Beloved Spake

Kings College Choir, Cambridge - Boris Ord Argo RG99 EAF 129 (45rpm)

St Alban's Abbey Choir Peter Hurford, J Freeman, organ; Abbey 605 (stereo)

Liverpool Cathedral Choir - Ronald Woan Abbey LPB 663 (stereo)


One Morning in Spring

London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult - BBC Transcription 131429

Also Issued on BBCRD 9127.


Scene from 'The Woodlanders'

Felicity Palmer, soprano and members of the music group of London BIRS tape M4645W (Recorded from BBC Radio Three 15th September 1972)


The Trees so High

John Barrow, baritone, Joan Dickson, cello BBC Choral Society and the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult BIRS Tape P453 W

BIRS - British Institute of Recorded Sound




John France


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