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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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The 1935 These, my Ophelia is worlds away in feeling and harmonic language from Theodore Chanler’s other song The Children. This Chanler song, with its modern, polytonal texture and frequent changes of metre, seems to mirror Ophelia’s deranged state of mind. I find the final melismatic ‘Ah’ at the end of the piece to be one of the saddest moments in song. It is an extraordinary work to sing.
These, my Ophelia, stars are not now Are not always are long long ago Are days that no world remembers And our yesterday O my Ophelia Shall be the evening star For some earth that turns from Arcturus When we no longer my Ophelia Come here to the oak above the sea To watch at this forgotten hour The going down of that O then so far off star.