Classic FM Session: Hayley Westenra - Sleep On

12 July 2013, 14:47 | Updated: 12 July 2013, 14:48

Watch this soothing performance of Paul Mealor's royal baby lullaby, sung by the New Zealand soprano.

Paul Mealor was bowled over when he first heard Hayley's album recording of his lullaby, Sleep On. Not only did Hayley capture the intimacy and emotion in the text, he said, but her voice fitted the music perfectly.

When Hayley popped in to Classic FM, we couldn't resist asking her to perform the piece for us in the studio - and this is the spine-tingling result. It's a delicate live performance, accompanied only by a pared down piano accompaniment. Prepare to be very much relaxed...

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