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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
Marticius qui fu de Rome neis, Ne Fabricius qui tant fu loial, [Et qui tous jours cortois estoit et vrais, Faisant rien] qu’ami pesante mal, Ne furent onques mué a bien faire Toudis en loialté Com vous seray, dame, n’en quier falir, Sans moy muer ne jamais departir.
[Caton estoit estable en tous ses fais, Et pour sa foi le prix payoit mortal, Mais il n’est pas de foi le vray portrais Si com je suis, si fier, imperial, Si plain d’amour du bien et sans retrayre, Ma dame de bonte, Pour t’onneur je vueil tous jours languir,] Sans moy muer ne jamais departir.
Marticius, who was a native of Rome, and Fabricius, who was so faithful, [and was always courteous and honest, doing nothing] that might grieve his friend, were never so inspired to good deeds and constant loyalty as I shall be towards you, lady, without fail, without changing or ever leaving you.
[Cato was steadfast in all his actions, and paid a deadly price for his faith, but he is not the true image of faithfulness, as I am, proud, imperial, so filled with the love of virtue and without reproach; my virtuous lady, in your honour I am content to languish for ever] without changing or ever leaving you.