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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Gallicantus has released five CDs on the Signum label, each garnering lavish praise. With Hymns, Psalms and Lamentations, dedicated to the music of Robert White, critics acclaimed 'impassioned, exciting music' (The Times), whilst Gramophone declared: 'What an outstanding disc … the opening of the Lamentations could stand as a kind of illuminated initial at the beginning of a gorgeous manuscript, so transparent and luminous is it.' Their second recording, Dialogues of Sorrow—Passions on the Death of Prince Henry (1612), was described as 'one of the best choral releases of the year' by TheArtsDesk.com, possessing 'singing of clarity, suppleness and poignancy' (The Daily Telegraph); whilst International Record Review proclaimed 'this is a well sung, intelligently produced and exhaustively researched project, which deserves great success'. The 2012 release The Word Unspoken, featuring music by William Byrd and Philippe de Monte was equally well received, with The Sunday Times saying 'The intensity of the music is reflected in Gallicantus’s beautifully shaped performances'. It was named ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Gramophone, which noted that 'the ensemble’s view is delivered with such intelligence and rhetorical persuasiveness that the cumulative weight of their Byrd, in particular, is well-nigh symphonic in effect'. The group’s fourth CD—the remarkable Lagrime di San Pietro by Lassus—cemented Gallicantus as one of Europe’s foremost early music ensembles, earning a second consecutive ‘Editor’s Choice’ selection from Gramophone, as well as nomination for a coveted Gramophone Award in 2014. The group’s most recent release, Queen Mary’s Big Belly (2017), garnered another ‘Editor’s Choice’ award from Early Music Today, for its ‘sumptuous music performed with supreme artistry … brilliant, both musicologically and artistically.’