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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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Lugebat David Absalon, pius pater filium,
tristis senex puerum: heu me fili mi Absalon,
quis mihi det ut ego pro te moriar, o fili mi Absalon.
Rex autem David filium cooperto flebat capite.
Porro rex operuit caput suum,
et clamabat voce magna: fili mi Absalon.
David mourned for Absalom, a pious father for his son,
a sad old man for his boy: alas, my son Absalom,
would that I might die for you, O my son Absalom.
King David wept with covered head for his son.
Then the King uncovered his head,
and cried with a loud voice: my son Absalom.