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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
Artium dignitas, Que primum viguit, Moderne vitio Doctrine viluit, Que tot involucris Verborum diffluit, Tot circuit, Quod se destituit Et nihil certum construit.
Qui nunc infantium More balbutiunt Et vulgi digito Monstrari cupiunt, Colantes culicem Camelum glutiunt; Que nesciunt, Vel que non capiunt, Blasphemant vel transiliunt.
Tales concelebrat Preconum copia, Quibus innititur Doctrine gloria, Nec enim pretium Meretur propria Scientia, Nisi venalia Mendicet per suffragia.
The dignity of the Arts, which once flourished, has become cheapened through the defects of modern learning, which flows out in so many obscurities of words that it despoils itself and creates nothing permanent.
Those who now stammer in the manner of infants and wish to be pointed out by the populace, straining the gnat swallow the camel; they blaspheme against or ignore that which they do not know or do not understand.
Such people are praised by the crowd of heralds, on whom the reputation for learning rests, nor does their own learning deserve the prize unless it begs it through bought votes.