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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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Lonley as a desert breeze, I may wander where I please
A light-hearted loneliness is portrayed in the opening bars of One Alone from The Desert Song, written in 1926 by the Hungarian-born, naturalized American Sigmund Romberg. This song is part of a unique repertoire of romantic American ‘arias’ that the whole country sang—with gusto—in the first half of the century.
Lonely as a desert breeze, I may wander where I please, Yet I keep on longing, Just to rest awhile Where a sweetheart’s tender eyes Take the place of sand and skies, All the world forgotten In one woman’s smile.
One alone to be my own, I alone to know her caresses; One to be eternally The one my worshipping soul possesses. At her call I’d give my all, All my life and all my love enduring; This would be a magic world to me, If she were mine alone.