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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The Septet’s early shows were inspired by the great Benny Goodman whose iconic music captivated Julian Bliss as a young musician. Taking a fresh, modern approach to Goodman’s work, the Septet’s first album 'The King of Swing' and live performances were enjoyed by audiences and critics alike, and these programmes remain in great demand today. Expanding their repertoire and working with new genres of music, the group used their mastery of Western classical, swing and jazz to complement the rich heritage of Latin and wider American traditions. Their programme of new arrangements of Gershwin and his contemporaries includes music from Porgy and Bess, Rhapsody in blue and long-time favourites—I got rhythm, Embraceable you and Lady be good: timeless classics.
Showcasing some of the much-loved music that has come from the movies, the Septet has put together a new show 'Hooray for Hollywood'. Starting with silent film and the early 'talkies', the band echoes music from wartime and Fred Astaire films, musicals and even the classic Disney blockbusters. This toe-tapping, romantic programme of glorious nostalgia and great music features tunes such as Cheek to cheek, As time goes by, Sing, sing, sing, Days of wine and roses and My favourite things.