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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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Musicorum collegio In curia degencium Gallicorum zelo pio Dei tantum zelancium In sancto desiderio Christi matris officium Quater in mense, previo Hugone, quem propicium Largum quoque cunctis scio, Robertum, fidum socium Huic adiungens de Hoyo, Johannem et Nichasium, J. speciali socio Dicto Pallart, quem previum Cordetenus inspicio, J. Anglici, largum, pium, Circumscribere nescio, Stephanoque sit gaudium Hiis salus et devocio Cum crescant ac obsequium Actoris, qui servicio Se totum subdit omnium. O quanta delectacio Horum simul canencium! O mira modulacio Sonorum musicalium! O dulcis altercacio Acutorum et gravium Mediorumque vicio Discordie carencium! Christus, pro cuius proprio Zelo canunt, salarium Det eis ut consorcio Iugantur cili civium.
In templo Dei posita Miro modo composita Vidi septem candelabra, Quorum nemo cum dolabra Nec quisque ferri genere Unum posset incidere Cum silice horum quia Inpressit in materia Formam celestis opifex, Summus sculptor et artifex, Ambulans horum medio Cum bis acuto gladio, Septem gerens in dextera Stellas, ut inter cetera Testatur Apocalipsis, Sic ego spero de ipsis Que vidi quorum nomina Sunt scripta tripli pagina.
Hugo has first place in the company of musicians that perform the weekly Marian service at court with the pious zeal of the French, zealous only for God in their devout wish; I have always known him to be kind and generous to all, placing beside him Robert his trustworthy colleague from Huy, Johannes and Nichasius, J. with a special associate called Pallart; by heart I see him in first place; I do not know how to express the generosity or piety of J. the Englishman. Let there be joy for Stephen and for all these health and devotion as they flourish, and the service of the author who submits entirely to the service of them all. So much pleasure when they sing together! A marvellous handling of musical sounds! A sweet debate of high and low sounds and of middle notes that avoid the vice of dissonance! They sing to Christ with due zeal; may he give them their reward so that they may join the company of heaven’s citizens.
I saw seven candelabra, made in a wondrous fashion, placed in the temple of God, not one of which could anybody cut with an axe or anyone with any kind of iron implement because the heavenly craftsman imposed form upon their raw material with a hard stone, the supreme sculptor and workman, walking in their midst with a sharp two-edged sword carrying seven stars in his right hand, as the book of Revelation attests, among other things. This is my hope for those I have seen, whose names are written on the page bearing the triplum.