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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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Balsamus et munda cera cum chrismatis unda conficiunt agnum,
quem do tibi muneri magnum
fonte velut natum, per mystica sanctificatum:
fulgura desursum depellit et omne malignum.
Pregnans servatur, sine ve partus liberatur;
portatus mundae servat a fluctibus undae,
peccatum frangit ut Christi sanguis et angit,
dona refert dignis, virtutem destruit ignis,
morte repentina servat Sathaneque ruina.
Si quis honoret eum, retinet ab hoste triumphum.
Isti sunt agni novelli.
Balsam and wax with the pure water of consecrated oil [chrism] make the lamb,
that I give thee in his greatness as a gift,
as if born of the fountain, sanctified by mysteries;
it deflects lightning from above and everything evil.
The pregnant woman is kept safe, she is delivered without the woe of birth;
he who was carried chastely keeps us safe from the floods of water,
even as Christís blood breaks and torments sin;
he returns gifts to the worthy, destroys the power of fire,
and saves us from sudden death and Satanís ruin.
If any honour him, he will triumph over his enemy.