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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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En Katerina solennia / Virginalis concio / SPONSUS AMAT SPONSUM
En Katerina solennia
Cuius sunt vota celo perhennia,
Que Costi regis sola fuit filia
de cuius ortu tota gaudet Grecia!
O tante indolis fides eximia
Cuius constancie tanta stat energia
Dum scevi judicis non pavet devia
feri carnitas rotarum machinamina.
O Katerina, pasca in ergastulo
Columbe specie per dona celica!
Hinc judicatur ad mortis jacula;
Dum decollatur lactis manant flumina,
Que precebatur pro quibus ledunt tristicia.
Propiciatrix et consolatrix sit nobis per omnia.
constancia in bravium
en at leta
gaudet cum Dei Filio.
O Katerina stabilis
in specie, nos amari
juva Dei facie.
Behold the festivities of Catherine,
whose prayers are eternal in heaven,
who was the only daughter of King Costus,
of whose origin the whole of Greece rejoices!
O the extraordinary faith of such a nature,
whose constancy retained its force
when her flesh did not fear the wicked contrivances
of wheels set up by the cruel, bestial judge.
O Catherine, the repast in the prison
through heavenly gifts brought in the likeness of a dove!
Hence she is sentenced to the spikes of death;
when she is beheaded rivers of milk run forth,
she who prayed for those who injured her.
May she be an intercessor and consoler for us for ever.
Throng of virgins,
with the Virgin
hymn the martyr
according to the church’s institution,
with the steadfastness of martyrs
and of virgins
as a reward
she rejoices on the throne
of the kingdom with the Son of God.
O Catherine, firm
in faith, praiseworthy
in lineage, with an aspect
that draws forth love, to be loved,
to be praised,
help us before the face of God.