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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
Aurelianis civitas, Te replevit iniquitas Novo pollutam scelere;
Annus, qui prius aureus, Factus torrens sanguineus Ex innocentum funere.
Sancte crucis exaltata Triumphali nomine, Passione renovata Fuso cleri sanguine, Sanctum nomen polluisti, Occidisti servos Christi, Quos servare debuisti A turbarum turbine.
Plange, civitas sanguinum, Indigna crucis titulo, Pro gravitate criminum Digna crucis patibulo, Nomen perdis sancte crucis, Digna cruce pene trucis, Capitali piaculo.
Urbs beata Parisius, In qua si peccet impius, Ultione redimitur, Quicquid inique gesserit;
Studio locus proprius, Civis clero propitius, Ad quam redire cogitur, Quisquis ab ea fugerit.
O city of Orléans, Iniquity fills you Polluted by an unheard of crime;
The year which first was golden Is made teeming with blood From the death of the innocent.
Exalted by the triumphal name Of the Holy Cross, Renewed by a passion Of shed cleric blood, You have polluted the holy name, You have killed Christ’s servants, Whom you ought to have protected From the whirlwind of the crowds.
Weep, city of blood, Unworthy of the title of the Cross, For the gravity of your crime You are worthy of the punishment of the Cross, You have destroyed the Holy Cross’s name, You are worthy of a Cross of harsh punishment, A capital atonement.
O happy city of Paris, In which if an impious man sins, He pays through punishment, For whatever unjust deed he has done;
It is a place most proper for study, Where a citizen is most favourable to the clergy. A city to which one is forced to return, If one has ever forsaken it.