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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.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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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
Jour a jour la vie Jamais per envie De cuer ne laray Ma dame jolie, Car j’ay tousjours de cuer vray Ma douce dame a corps gai Servi de volent lie Et tout mon vivant feray Sans ja faire departie.
[Si ne doubte mie Que ma douce amie Au cuer bien avray Pour mon grant envie; Et quoique nus die, Malgre Enemie, Tant com je vivray, Et sans vilenie, Plaisantement chanteray Pour Amours, qui pooir vray A sur amant gent et lie, Et son soulas garderay Et tous les biens qu’il m’ottrie.]
In all the days of my life Envy will never make me cease loving my fair lady, for always, with a faithful heart, I have willingly served my sweet and comely lady, and so shall I do all my life without fail.
[So I am quite certain to win my sweet love to my heart, despite my being so envied. And whatever anyone may say, despite Malice, as long as I live, I will sing cheerfully and decorously in honour of Love who wields full power over noble and willing lovers, and I will treasure Love’s companionship and all the gifts he grants me.]