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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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Ma fin est mon commencement (‘My end is my beginning’) is a rondeau whose text explains itself – a retrograde canon in words (almost) and music – as well as rehearsing the famous thoughts of Dante and St John. Or as the French lightly put it: ‘Plus ça change …’
Ma fin est mon commencement et mon commencement ma fin, Et teneure vraiement. Ma fin est mon commencement, Mes tiers chans trois fois seulement Se retrograde et einsi fin, Ma fin est mon commencement et mon commencement ma fin.
My end is my beginning and my beginning is my end, and [this] holds truly. My end is my beginning, my third song three times only reverses itself and thus ends. My end is my beginning and my beginning is my end.