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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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De bien amer grant joie atent Car c’est ma greigneur envie. Et sachiez bien certainement Qu’Amours a tel seignorie Qu’a double guerredone et rent Celui qui en li se fie, Et cil qui d’amer se repent S’est bien traveilliez por noient.
Onques ne fis a encient Vers Amours sens ne folie Ainz sui en son conmandement Et serai toute ma vie. Cil remaint enuieusement De qui Amours est partie; Ma dame m’ensaigne et aprent Qu’eneurs est d’amer loiaument.
Grant amor ne me puet grever: Quant plus m’ocit, plus m’agree. Et melz vuel morir et amer Q’un jor vos aie oubliee Dame, qui me poëz doner Ma grant joie desirree. Ce me fet souvent conperer Que vers vos n’ose regarder.
Dame, de toutes la nonper, Bele et bone, a droit loee, Ja ne devriez escouter Fausse gent malëuree Qu’a mentir et a deviner Ont Bone Amour destorbee Qui puis ne savoit assener La ou ele deüst aler.
I expect great joy from loving well for it is my greatest desire. Know well, for sure, that Love is a lord of such power that he doubly rewards and pays the man who trusts in him, and he who repents of loving has certainly laboured in vain.
I have never deliberately done anything wise or foolish against Love but rather I am subject to his command and will be all my life. He whom Love has abandoned lives a troubled life; my lady teaches and instructs me that it is honourable to love loyally.
Great love cannot distress me: the more it kills me, the more it pleases me. And I would rather die and love than forget you for a single day, lady, who can give me the great joy I desire. This often makes me pay for the fact that I do not dare to glance in your direction.
Lady, without peer among all women, fair and good, rightly praised, you should never listen to false and wretched people who, in their lying and misleading talk, have troubled Good Love who then did not know how to guide himself where he had to go.