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.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

In Rama sonat gemitus

composer
author of text
lamenting the departure of Thomas Becket for France in November 1164; drawing on various biblical texts

 
This monophonic conductus laments the departure of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, for France in November 1164 following his dispute with King Henry II. The poem, full of biblical resonance, associates Thomas’s departure from England with the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt, followed by the Massacre of the Innocents ordered by Herod (Matthew 2: 18: ‘In Rama there was a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children …’). The poem then associates Thomas’s exile with that of Joseph who was sold into slavery in Egypt (Genesis 37).

from notes by Christopher Page 1994

Recordings

The Spirits of England & France, Vol. 1
CDH55281

Details

Track 18 on CDH55281 [2'32]

Track-specific metadata for CDA66739 track 18

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-73918
Duration
2'32
Recording date
13 March 1994
Recording venue
Boxgrove Priory, Chichester, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. The Spirits of England & France, Vol. 1 (CDA66739)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: September 1994
    Deletion date: March 2005
    Superseded by CDH55281
  2. The Spirits of England & France, Vol. 1 (CDH55281)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: February 2007
Search

There are no matching records. Please try again.