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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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'Subtle, intelligent performances reflecting the refined art of 14th-century French music' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide) 'A wonderful addition to the catalogue, and the recorded sound … is superlative' (Gramophone)» More
Puis que l’aloe ne fine De canter des qu’il est jour, Et la violete afine Si plaisant et noble odour, C’est un signe qu’iver fine Et que printamps, sans demour, Amenra sa dousour fine.
C’est ce que mon desir tente De faire sans nulle atente Chanson, et c’est bien rayson;
Car je l’ay permis detente Pour loer ma dame gente Chascun an en tel saison.
Now that the lark sings continually from daybreak onwards, and the violet produces its fine, pleasant fragrance, it is a sign that winter is over and that spring will soon come with its exquisite sweetness.
This is what provokes my desire to compose a song without delay; and so indeed I should,
for I have given rein to my desire to praise my noble lady every year at this season.