Welcome to Hyperion Records, 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.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.
Howard Skempton has written: ‘The three songs are settings of poems by Geoffrey Hill, Molly Holden and A E Housman. The aim is always clarity and directness and, even where the music is suitably chromatic (The Triumph of Love), the harp-writing avoids pedal changes. The Syllables of Summer Birds by Molly Holden (1927–1981), whose life was coloured and cut short by multiple sclerosis, is poignantly lyrical, while the Housman is arguably an all-too-familiar lyric, but still refreshing in this new context.’
from notes by Alison Nicholls © 2008