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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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Apostolo glorioso, da Dio electo
A evangelegiare al populo greco
La sua incarnacion, che v’era ceco,
Et cusi festi senza alcun suspecto,
E eligisti Patrasso per tuo lecto,
Et per sepulcro questo sancto speco:
Prego te, preghi me retrove teco,
Per li tuoi merci, nel devin conspecto.
Cum tua doctrina convertisti a Cristo
Tuto el paese, et cum la passione et morte
Che qui portasti in croce in su lo olivo.
Mo’ e prolasso in errore et facto tristo,
Si che rempetraglie gracia si forte
Che recognoscano Dio vero et vivo.
Andreas christi famulus.
Glorious apostle, chosen by God
to preach to the Greek people
His incarnation, for it was blind to it,
and (who) didst so without any blame,
and chosest Patras for thy resting-place
and for thy tomb this holy cave;
I pray thee, pray that I may find myself with thee,
by thy mercies, in the sight of God.
With thy teaching thou didst convert to Christ
the whole country, and with the passion and death
that thou borest here on the cross above the olive tree.
Now it hath slipped into error and is made evil;
wherefore win grace for it again by prayer so strong
that they may recognize the true and living God.