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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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Lamentationes pro die Mercurii Sancto 'Lamentations for Maundy Thursday'
'Unusual music … a rewarding release' (Gramophone) 'Quite simply, it's the most consistently beautiful sung version of the work I know, with exemplary instrumental contributions. If you don't have it a ...» More
Lamentation 1 Part 1: Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae prophetae
Facti sunt hostes eius in capite, inimici eius locupletati sunt: quia Dominus locutus est super eam in multitudinem iniquitatum eius: parvuli eius ducti sunt in captivitatem, ante faciem tribulantis.
Her oppressors have gained supremecy, her enemies are enriched; the Lord has pronounced concerning her, concerning her many, many sins; her children are led into captivity, driven in front of the oppressor.
Lamentation 1 Part 4: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum
Zain: Recordata est Jerusalem dierum afflictionis suae, et omnium desiderabilium suorum, quae habuerat a diebus antiquis, cum caderet populus eius in manu hostili, et non esset auxiliator: viderunt eam hostes eius, et deriserunt sabbata eius.
Heth: Peccatum peccavit Jerusalem, propterea instabilis facta est: omnes, qui glorificabant eam, spreverunt illam, quia viderunt ignominiam eius.
Zain: Jerusalem has remembered her days of misery and distress, and all her precious things from the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy and no one came to help her. Her oppressors looked at her and laughed at her festivals.
Heth: Jerusalem has sinned grievously, thereby becoming weak. All those who used to honour her have despised her, for they have seen her nakedness,
Lamentation 2 Part 3: Ipsa autem gemens conversa est retrorsum