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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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Strephon: Come, my Daphne, come away.
We do waste the crystal day.
Daphne: ’Tis Strephon calls. What would my love?
Strephon: Come, follow to the myrtle grove
Where Venus shall prepare
New chaplets for thy hair.
Daphne: Were I shut up within a tree
I’d rend my bark to follow thee.
Strephon: My shepherdess, make haste!
The minutes slide too fast.
Daphne: In those cooler shades will I,
Blind as cupids, kiss thine eye.
Strephon: In thy bosom then I’ll stray;
In such warm snow who would not lose his way?
Chorus: We’ll laugh and leave this world behind,
And gods themselves that see
Shall envy thee and me, but never find
Such joys when they embrace a deity.