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.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Click cover art to view larger version
Track(s) taken from CDH55414

Today the Virgin 'A Christmas carol'

September 1989
author of text

St George's Chapel Choir Windsor, Christopher Robinson (conductor)
Recording details: July 1990
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Chris Sayers
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1991
Total duration: 2 minutes 32 seconds

Cover artwork: Our Lady with the Infant Jesus riding on a Lamb, with St John by William Blake (1757-1827)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Crown Copyright

Other recordings available for download

The Rodolfus Choir, Ralph Allwood (conductor)


'The Lamb alone is worth the price of this disc' (Fanfare, USA)
Very different in character are the Christmas pieces Today the Virgin (1989) and God is with us. The former takes its inspiration from the Medieval folk-carol, with a suitable text by Mother Thekla (Abbess at Normanby) and has an infectiously memorable refrain with an increasing Alleluia.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 1991

Les ouvrages pour Noël Today the Virgin («Aujourd’hui la Vierge»; 1989) et God is with us («Dieu est avec nous») sont de caractère très différent. Le premier tire son inspiration d’un chant de Noël populaire médiéval, pour lequel Mère Thekla (Abbesse à Normanby) a écrit un texte et dont le refrain avec un Alléluia croissant est mémorable et communicatif.

extrait des notes rédigées par Ivan Moody © 1991
Français: Alain Midoux

Gänzlich anders gestaltet sind die Weihnachtsstücke Today the Virgin (1989) und God is with us. Das erstere ist von einem mittelalterlichen Weihnachtsvolkslied inspiriert, mit einem passenden Text von Mutter Thekla (der Äbtissin von Normanby) und einem mitreißend eingängigen Refrain mit zunehmendem Alleluja.

aus dem Begleittext von Ivan Moody © 1991
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Other albums featuring this work

A choral Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD257Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...