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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
Naturas Deus regulis Certis astringi statuit, Et a prescriptis formulis Nullo conatu potuit Ultra naturam progredi Vel per se citra regredi; Sed his ligari vinculis Ipsorum auctor noluit, Qui retrahit et tribuit Naturis, quod vult, singulis, Sic ergo nostris seculis Mortalis nasci voluit, Quod eternus apparuit.
Carnem sumens ex virgine Triplex pandit misterium: Mortalis est ex homine, Quando partus egreditur; Spiritalis ostenditur Quod sine patris semine, Quod non habet initium, Eternum tenens solium; Sub divo sine tegmine Non egens medicamine Ducit virgo filium, Quia salus est omnium.
Benedicamus Domino. Hic per mundum ingreditur, Qui rebus preest omnibus, Et abiectus egreditur Potens pre terre regibus, Se ipsum exinaniens, Suo patri obediens Humiliter exsequitur, Ut sic par sit humilibus, Insinuans hominibus; Quod porta celi clauditur, Et infernus exponitur, Superbe resistentibus, Se extra se querentibus, Quos ab Egypti cophino Deus potentialiter Redemit et humiliter; Pro servitutis termino Benedicamus Domino.
God ordained that nature Be bound by fixed laws, And that from such prescribed formulae It would be impossible To go beyond nature Or return within (the limits of nature) of one’s own accord; But by these chains the creator Of these laws was unwilling to be bound, He who in turn takes away or gives To nature what he wills; Thus to our age, therefore, He willed himself to be born mortal, Because he was manifest eternally.
Assuming flesh from a virgin, He lays bare a triple mystery: He takes on mortality from man, When the child comes forth; He is shown to be of the spirit, Because without a father’s seed, Because he has no beginning, He holds the eternal throne. The virgin bears a son, In the open, without cover, Yet preserving her healing powers, Because he is the salvation of all.
Let us bless the Lord. He comes into the earth, He who rules all things, And rejected he leaves, Powerful beyond all the kings of earth, Making himself empty, Obedient unto his father, Humbly he follows, That thus he might be equal to the humble, Making himself known to man; Because the gate of heaven is closed And hell lies open To those proudly resisting, And seeking themselves beyond him, God powerfully And humbly redeems Them from the Egyptian basket; For this end of servitude, Let us bless the Lord.