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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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Studio Master: CDA67949Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Expressive and beautiful thirteenth-century vocal music which represents the first experiments towards polyphony, performed according to the latest research by acknowledged masters of the repertoire.» More
Genitus divinitus Idem, quod ingenitus, Editus humanitus Hac in valle gemitus: Mira prolis unitas, Germinat nativitas.
Hec a desiderio Defraudata sobrio Recreatur basio Vili tecta pallio, Cum sacra coniunctio, Quam sine divortio Casta generatio Prodit in connubio.
Ad epithalamium Excitat tripudium Salomonis studium, Mitigator gentium; David fert in medium Lyram et psalterium Premiaque talia, Tot et tam propitia, Gratia propria Dantis laus et gloria.
Born in divine fashion, He who was unbegotten, Issued forth in human fashion Into this valley of tears: Wondrous unity of progeny, The nativity sprouts forth.
Nor is it defrauded of its desire, but is restored by a chaste kiss, covered by a vile cloak when the holy union takes place, which chaste begetting without separation brings forth in marriage.
The zeal of Solomon the mediator of the nations calls forth a dance for the wedding; David brings out the lyre and the psalter and such rewards so many and so gracious, glory and praise of the giver, through His own grace!