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« on: January 15, 2013, 09:25:59 am »

Rare broadcast of Patrick Hadley's "Kinder Scout" R3  afternoon of Tue 15 Jan. Do hope someone can record it? (I'm temporarily unable to.)
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 04:10:52 pm »

I have recorded it - it will be in the archive later this evening.

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 07:51:57 pm »

Fantastic, John! Hadley's Choral Ballad The Trees So High is truly a gorgeous piece of English pastoralist late-romanticism. It, along with other choral/orchestral works by Hadley and Sainton, is on this must-buy Chandos 2-disc set:



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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 11:31:45 pm »

"Trees" has many beauties and a pastoralist dimension to it, I suppose, - but on the whole I find it more chilling, haunted, and relentless, than simply "gorgeous".

Have you heard Hadley's other major work "The Hills", Kyjo (reissued on CD by EMI)?  I haven't, but wonder how it compares in quality (and qualities) to "Trees".
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 11:34:40 pm »

I haven't heard The Trees So High for quite a while now so my description isn't entirely accurate, I suppose. No, I have not heard The Hills-I'll have to look into it! The EMI CD which it is on seems to be OOP in the US, though Sad
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 11:45:14 pm »

The "Hills" recording is available pretty cheap ($16) on US Amazon  in a 5CD compilation together with works by Delius & Howells.  Do a search "Delius Howells Hadley" and you can view it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 11:54:26 pm »

Thanks for the info Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 12:12:32 am »

  on the whole I find it more chilling, haunted, and relentless, than simply "gorgeous".

Like "Tapiola" is it?
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 12:19:03 am »

The words "chilling, haunting and restless" certainly do describe Tapiola Grin

The Trees So High, while not bearing striking similarities to Tapiola, does have a certain Sibelian quality at times in its evocativeness of nature Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 02:15:09 pm »

"Trees" has many beauties and a pastoralist dimension to it, I suppose, - but on the whole I find it more chilling, haunted, and relentless, than simply "gorgeous".

Have you heard Hadley's other major work "The Hills", Kyjo (reissued on CD by EMI)?  I haven't, but wonder how it compares in quality (and qualities) to "Trees".
Aha! Someone did mention it! I bought The Hills recently. I loved it! Having said that,it's a tad more conventional than 'The Trees so High',which is the one that really stays in your mind afterwards! No need for it to languish in the shadows,though. Judged on it's own merits it's a fine piece  and more upbeat in mood than 'The Trees'. Indeed,lovers of Delius in 'mountain mode' might enjoy this one! I think I'll have another listen later! The performance,I should add,is very good. To think emi recorded stuff like this..... once upon a time!! Shocked Grin
John France has a long and very enthusiastic article about it on Musicweb which some members will no doubt have read already Grin :

http://www.musicweb-international.com/hadley/hills.htm
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2014, 10:23:15 pm »

'Fen and Flood' is also rather good, available on the same disc as VW's 'The Garden of Proserpine'. 'Connemara' is the one that awaits a recording. I have to say 'The Trees so High' is my favourite: I never tire of it, especially one moment in the final movement which sounds like one has been struck by electricity and excitement.

I think 'Trees' also belies the oft-stated belief that folk song is not susceptible of symphonic development or that once you've played a folk song all you can do is play it again louder.
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