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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.