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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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Stript of their green our groves appear,
Our vales lie buried deep in snow;
The blowing north controls the air,
A nipping cold chills all below.
The frost has glazí our deepest streams,
Phoebus withdraws his kindly beams.
Yet winter blest be thy return,
Thouíst brought the swain
For whom I used to mourn;
And in thy ice with pleasing flames we burn.
Too soon the sunís reviving heat,
Will thaw thy ice and melt thy snow;
Trumpets will sound, and drums will beat,
And tell me the dear, dear youth must go.
Then must my weak unwilling arms,
Resign him up to stronger charms;
What flowers, what sweets, what beauteous thing,
When Damonís gone, can ease or pleasure bring?
Winter brings Damon; winter is my spring.