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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.
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Vide miser et iudica / Vide miser et cogita / Wynter
(Triplum) Vide miser et iudica labencia mundi, ludibria que truciter retrahunt ad interita. Ecce vana gaudia, terrena, transitoria! Quid tibi prosunt omnia? Crebro considera! Iam pauper expellitur; dives domum ingreditur. Magnificencia luget eger as ostia. Ecce mirabilia! Nube Phebus involvitur; virus sub lingua conditur fallaci machina. Ecce, gens gentem prosequitur, nato pater prosternitur! O quam miseria!
(Duplum) Vide miser et cogita quanta nunc astant pericula: Iam regnat in secula fraus, dolus, adulacio, nepharia per cuncta mundi climata. Procul fides evolat ut palea; pax languescit et iusticia. Clamat caritas, exul a patria. Redit calamitas, livor accidia residens sublimiter, latens fallacia, enque milicia! Heu! nisi nos protegat felix puerpera, totum intellige stat in angaria.
(Triplum) See, wretched man, and judge the deceptive derisions of the world which savagely draw you back to ruin; why continually consider all things, vain joys and earthly transitions, that are of material benefit to you? For now the poor is driven out, and the rich enters his home in great grandeur, while the sick laments at his gates. Lo, what prodigies Phebus is enveloped in a cloud, and virtue lies hidden ’neath fine words and fallacious machinations. Lo, nation pursues nation, and a father is overturned by his son. O what misery!
(Duplum) See, wretched man, and consider how many dangers press about you: now this age rule deception, deceit, adulation, wickedness, through all the regions of the world. From afar, faith flits about like chaff, peace languishes, as does justice. Love cries out, an exile from her own domain. Calamity, envy and sloth return, while lying hidden, falsity, elevated, takes its place, and, lo, also strife. Alas, did not the blessed virgin mother protect us; understand, that everything stands in dire jeopardy.