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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
Ut non ponam os in celum, In incertum mitto telum; Qui pretendunt Dei zelum Post honoris apicem, Legis servant corticem Et colantes culicem Glutiunt camelum.
Munda manus debet esse, Que mundanis vult preesse; Vobis istud est necesse, Populum qui regitis: Facite, quod dicitis, Si vobis et subditis Queritis prodesse.
Qui subiectis presidetis, Non de levi iudicetis, Nam pensare vos debetis Illis esse similes, Creaturas fragiles Et ad lapsum faciles, Licet modo stetis.
So that I may not set my mouth against the heavens, I aim my spear at an uncertain target; those who pretend to zeal for God, but place it second to the heights of fame, they keep the surface cover of the law, and straining out the gnat they swallow the camel.
That hand should be clean which desires to rule over worldly affairs; this is necessary for you who rule over the people: do as you say, if you wish to be of use to yourself and to your subjects.
You who rule over inferiors, do not judge lightly for you should consider that you are similar to them, frail creatures and easily brought to fall, although you are standing at the moment.