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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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Studio Master: CDA67998Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
A second volume of music from the Conductus repertory—the least-known genre of medieval music—performed by three singers who combine expert knowledge of the music with voices of unearthly beauty.» More
Veste nuptiali Splendore figurali, Non tam corporali Quam habitu mentali Nuptias introeas; Sic fulgeas ut sedeas In sede speciali, Caveas, ut habeas In habitu te tali, Quod non exeas De domo pulsus regali.
Virgo clamat foris In tenebris meroris; Vana vox clamoris Non est mentis sed oris; Ei clausa ianua, Nam fatua cum vacua Stat lampade splendoris; Non, sua, sat mutua, Prudens plena timoris, Ne residua Non sufficiens liquoris.
Germen sine flore, Famis sine dulcore, Vas sine liquore, Vox est sine stentore; Sed que cum lampadibus Ardentibus in manibus In operum candore, Foribus patentibus Intrant absque clamore, Cibus talibus Refici mente non ore.
In wedding garment Of figurative splendour, Not so much in bodily As in spiritual apparel, May you enter the wedding feast; May you shine in such a way that you sit In the special seat, And beware that you behave Yourself in such a manner, That you are not Driven out from the royal home.
The virgin clamours out of doors In the darkness of sorrow; Her vain voice of clamouring Is not of the soul but of the mouth; To her the door is shut, For foolish, with her own lamp Empty of light, she stands; With enough for herself but not to share, The prudent (virgin) is fearful That what remains of the oil Will not be sufficient.
A twig without flower, Hunger without sweetness, A vessel without liquid, Is a voice without a sound; But those virgins who with lamps Burning, in their hands, In the brightness of works, Through open doors, Enter without clamour, And the food (given) to such Is refreshment to the soul, not the mouth.