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Recording details: June 1989
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1990
Total duration: 3 minutes 35 seconds
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'Serene beauty that heals the spirit and calms the troubled soul. They sing with perfect unity and a rare vigour. Hyperion has captured the famed acoustics of St Paul's to perfection. There is no finer collection available' (American Record Guide)
Much of Hadley's music is not performed today, although My beloved spake, which was published in 1938, has found a place in the Anglican church music repertoire. It has provision for orchestral, organ or piano accompaniments. Hadley revolves all twelve tones in the space of two bars at 'The fig tree putteth forth', before returning to safer harmonic territory for the final climax, after which the music and the words die away.