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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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The Rt Rev Timothy Dudley-Smith is widely recognized as one of our leading hymn-writers, with a broad appeal across party and denominational boundaries. He was associated with the group around the Rt Rev Michael Baughen, Vicar at that time of Holy Trinity Platt Fields, Manchester, which in 1966 and 1969 produced Youth Praise I and II, initially for his work with young people in the parish. This was where Timothy Dudley-Smith’s best-known hymn ‘Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord’ first appeared. The group moved on to work on the psalms. This is a metrical version of Psalm 148, calling on all creation to worship God. The broadness and directness of the theme needs to be answered by a tune such as this that is enjoyable to sing. Malcolm Archer is the organist of Wells Cathedral, and Vicars’ Close is a beautiful group of medieval buildings on the north side of the building.
Praise the Lord of heaven, Praise him in the height Praise him, all his angels, Praise him hosts of light. Sun and moon together, Shining stars aflame, Planets in their courses, Magnify his name!
Earth and ocean praise him; Mountains, hills and trees; Fire and hail and tempest, Wind and storm and seas. Praise him, fields and forests, Birds on flashing wings, Praise him, beasts and cattle, All created things.
Now by prince and people, Let his praise be told; Praise him, men and maidens, Praise him, young and old. He, the Lord of glory! We, his praise proclaim! High above all heavens Magnify his name!