Founded in 1980, Hyperion is an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. We have been described as 'Britain’s brightest record label'. In January 1996 we were presented with the Best Label Award by MIDEM's Cannes Classiques Awards. The jury was made up of the editors of most of the leading classical CD magazines in the world - Classic CD (England), Soundscapes (Australia), Répertoire (France), FonoForum (Germany), Luister (Holland), Musica (Italy), Scherzo (Spain), and In Tune (USA & Japan).
We named our label after an altogether splendid figure from Greek mythology. Hyperion was one of the Titans, and the father of the sun and the moon - and also of the Muses, so we feel we are fulfilling his modern role by giving the art of music to the world.
The repertoire available on Hyperion, and its subsidiary label Helios (Helios, the sun, was the son of Hyperion), ranges over the entire spectrum of music - sacred and secular, choral and solo vocal, orchestral, chamber and instrumental - and much of it is unique to Hyperion. The catalogue currently comprises nearly 1400 CDs and approximately 80 new titles are issued each year. We have won many awards.
Our records are easily available throughout the world in those countries served by our distributors. A list of the world's top Hyperion dealers, listed by country and city, can be found at Where to buy Hyperion CDs. But if you have any difficulty please get in touch with the distributor in your territory.
You may also order direct from Hyperion if you wish, either with our secure on-line shopping system or through enquiries to . We can accept Mastercard and Visa, but not Maestro or American Express. When ordering please state your card number and the expiry date. Also, of course, your address. If you are unwilling to trust this information to the internet you may fax us on +44 20 8463 1230 or write to us at Hyperion Records Limited, PO Box 25, London SE9 1AX, England. Or you may telephone us if you like on +44 20 8318 1234.
A printed Hyperion catalogue is also available. It includes all currently available Hyperion and Helios titles as well as many future issues. The catalogue is now being distributed to local retailers, and you may also e-mail requests for a copy. Many of our worldwide distributors have e-mail addresses. Please check our distributor page and send your requests to the appropriate distributor (such as for United States residents). If your distributor does not have an e-mail address please email your request to and we will arrange for a copy to be sent to you free of charge. Don't forget to give us your street address. It is surprising how many people forget to do this.
For general questions and information about Hyperion Records, send e-mail to .
Hyperion Records Limited
PO Box 25, London SE9 1AX, England
Telephone +44 20 8318 1234; fax +44 20 8463 1230
Hyperion Records Limited is a registered company: No 1501587, having its registered offices at
19-20 The Chiltonian Estate, Manor Lane, Lee, London SE12 0TX