Hadley, Patrick (Arthur Sheldon)

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Hadley, Patrick (Arthur Sheldon) (b Cambridge, 1899; d King's Lynn, 1973). Eng. composer. Taught at RCM 1925–62. Prof. of mus., Cambridge Univ., 1946–62. Comps., influenced by folk mus., Eng. poetry, Vaughan Williams, and Delius, mainly for vv. and orch. They incl.: Ephemera, sop. or ten., chamber orch. (1929); Scene from Hardy's The Woodlanders, sop., orch. (1926); The Trees so high, bar., ch., orch. (1931); La Belle Dame sans merci, ten., ch., orch. (1935); The Hills, sop., ten., ch., orch. (1944); Scene from Shelley's The Cenci, sop., orch. (1951); and Fen and Flood, ten., bass, ch., orch. (1954). Also many songs.