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.

The Preces and Responses

1961; for the Reverend Dr A W Adams; 'as sung at Magdalen College, Oxford'
author of text

The Preces and Responses are by Bernard Rose, who for many years was Informator choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford. In addition to his influential work as a choir trainer, he was a scholar and editor of Tudor church music. His tuneful and attractive responses are a mainstay of the Anglican choral repertory. The treble line of the choral response ‘And make thy chosen people joyful’ quotes the chimes of the Magdalen College clock.

from notes by James O'Donnell © 2008

Les Preces et les Responses sont de Bernard Rose, qui fut durant de nombreuses années Informator choristarum à Magdalen College (Oxford)—une charge de formateur choral qui lui valait une certaine influence et venait s’ajouter à son double statut de spécialiste et d’éditeur de la musique liturgique Tudor. Ses mélodieux et séduisants responses sont l’une des bases du répertoire choral anglican. La ligne de treble du response choral «And make thy chosen people joyful» reprend les carillons de l’horloge de Magdalen College.

extrait des notes rédigées par James O'Donnell © 2008
Français: Hyperion Records Ltd

Die Preces und Responses sind von Bernard Rose, der viele Jahre lang Informator choristarum am Magdalen College, Oxford, war. Abgesehen von seiner einflussreichen Arbeit als Chorausbilder war er als Forscher und Herausgeber von Kirchenmusik der Tudorzeit tätig. Seine melodiösen und attraktiven Responsorien sind ein fundamental im anglikanischen Chorrepertoire. Die Oberstimme des Chorresponsoriums „And make thy chosen people joyful“ zitiert das Geläute der Uhr des Magdalen College.

aus dem Begleittext von James O'Donnell © 2008
Deutsch: Renate Wendel


The Feast of the Ascension at Westminster Abbey


Part 1: O Lord, open thou our lips
Track 2 on CDA67680 [1'12]
Part 2: The Lord be with you
Track 6 on CDA67680 [5'54]
Part 3: The Dismissal  The Lord be with you
Track 18 on CDA67680 [0'21]

Track-specific metadata

Click track numbers above to select
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...