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.
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from notes by Paul Hillier © 1990
extrait des notes rédigées par Paul Hillier © 1990
Français: Marianne Fernée
aus dem Begleittext von Paul Hillier © 1990
Deutsch: Hans Jürgen Wienkamp
|Byrd & Monte: The Word Unspoken|
The texts from the Word Unspoken, featuring works of William Byrd and Philippe de Monte, reveal the Catholic community’s sense of isolation ('How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?'—Quomodo Cantabimus) and bereavement ('Jerusalem is ...» More
|Byrd: The Tallis Scholars sing William Byrd|
"England has never produced a greater composer than William Byrd. His music for the Anglican Church has been sung without interruption since the 16th century. In stark contrast his Catholic music was not heard for over 300 years. This specially pr ...» More
'The answer to many prayers; a blockbusting survey of choral masterpieces performed by a choir of exceptional calibre' (Classic FM Magazine)
'For anyone eager to sample varied music from the Golden Age of polyphony this is a perfect disc' (Classic CD)» More
|Libera nos - The Cry of the Oppressed|
Choir Contrapunctus, directed by Owen Rees, explores the musical ‘cries of the oppressed’ from opposite ends of Europe. Their powerful performances includes musical treasures composed in England and Portugal during the sixteenth and seventeenth ce ...» More
|Mary and Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey|
This disc tells the story of the religious and political turmoil that engulfed England in the sixteenth century, and from which composers of liturgical music could find no escape. They were forced to follow the changing edicts about permitted texts a ...» More
|Sacred & Secular Music|
'Music making of the highest order. Everything shows them at their superb best' (Gramophone)
'Something no lover of early music or admirer of this group should miss' (American Record Guide)» More