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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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Crucifigat omnes Domini crux altera. Nova Christi vulnera! Arbor salutifera Perditur; sepulcrum Gens evertit extera. Violente Plena gente Sola sedet civitas; Agni fedus Rapit edus. Plorat dotes perditas Sponsa Syon; immolatur Ananias; incurvatur Cornu David; flagellatur Mundus;
Ab iniustis abdicatur; Per quem iuste iudicatur Mundus? O quam dignos luctus! Exulat rex omnium; Baculus fidelium Sustinet opprobrium Gentis infidelis; Cedit parte gentium Pars totalis; Iam regalis In luto et latere Elaborat Tellus, plorat Moysen fatiscere. Homo dei miserere! Fili, patris ius tuere! In incerto certum quere Ducis Ducum dona promerere Et lucrare lucem vere Lucis!
Quisquis es, signatus Fidei charactere, Fidem factis assere; Rugientes contere Catulos leonum; Miserans intuere Corde tristi Damnum Christi! Longus Cedar incola, Surge, vide, Ne de fide Reproberis frivola! Suda, martyr, in agone Spe mercedis et corone! Derelicta Babylone Pugna Pro celesti regione, Aqua vite te compone Pugna.
Another cross of the Lord crucifies everyone. O new wounds of Christ! The tree of salvation has been lost; alien people have overthrown the Holy Sepulchre; the city is filled with a violent tribe and yet it remains deserted. The goat has seized the lamb’s fief [Matthew 25: 32–33] The daughter of Syon laments her lost dowry. Ananias is sacrificed [Jeremiah 28: 1–17]; the horn of [salvation in the house of] David is cast down [Luke 1: 69]. The guiltless man is scourged; he is disinherited by the iniquitous. Through whom is the world to be justly judged?
O what fitting grief! The king of all is in exile, the staff of the faithful [i.e. the Cross] endures the scorn of an infidel nation; the whole part yields to the heathen party. Now the royal land labours with clay and brick [Exodus 1: 14]; it laments that Moses has lost his power. Man, have mercy on God! Son, guard the father’s rightful property. Seek what is sure amidst what is hazardous and earn the gifts of the leader of leaders and win the light of true light!
Whoever you are, marked with the sign of faith [i.e. with the crusader’s cross], defend the faith with deeds; destroy the roaring cubs of the lions [Psalm 104: 21]; taking pity, gaze with sad heart upon the affliction of Christ. You have dwelled long in Cedar Arise and see, [Psalm 120: 5]. lest you be reproved for having paltry faith. Sweat, O martyr, in the mighty contest in the hope of reward and the crown! With Babylon abandoned [i.e. having left one’s earthly homeland], fight for the heavenly realm; prepare yourself in the fight with the water of life [Revelation 22: 17].