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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: 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
Librum clausum et signatum
Breve verbum explanavit,
Textum typis obumbratum
Verbi glossa sevit,
Ut esset verbi glosula,
In carnis nostre schedula
Verbum pater figuravit.
Vides qui vult credere,
Tanquam iactis fundamentis
Viam solet aperire
Ut sit legendi formula,
Cartam affigit tabula
The book once closed and guarded
A brief word has made clear;
A text darkened with types
A gloss of the word establishes,
So that it might be that word’s explanation.
In a scroll of our flesh
The father has fashioned the word.
You see that he who would believe,
Is accustomed to open the way
With the rudiments of the alphabet,
As if laying the foundation,
So that there will be a clear pattern for reading,
So the tablet (of the Law) has fashioned a chart
Figured with the first principles.