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.

Exultate Deo

First line:
Sing we merrily unto God our strength
September 1974; SATB + organ; commissioned for and first performed at the enthronement of Simon Phipps as Bishop of Lincoln on 18 January 1975
author of text
Psalm 80 (81): 1-3 and various other Psalm verses

In 1974, Howells was commissioned to write the anthem Exultate Deo for the enthronement service of the new Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Reverend Simon Wilton Phipps. It was first sung on that occasion on 18 January 1975 in Lincoln Cathedral. The text is a cento, compiled from various different sources, in this case verses drawn from a number of different psalms. It is a setting of exultant praise, as befits the occasion for which it was written.

from notes by Paul Andrews © 2011

En 1974, Howells se vit commander l’anthem Exultate Deo pour le service d’intronisation du nouvel évêque de Lincoln, le très révérend Simon Wilton Phipps, en la cathédrale de Lincoln, le 18 janvier 1975. Le texte est un cento compilé à partir de différentes sources—en l’occurrence, des versets puisés dans plusieurs psaumes. C’est une louange exultante, comme il se doit pour un tel événement.

extrait des notes rédigées par Paul Andrews © 2011
Français: Hypérion

1974 wurde Howells mit der Komposition des Anthems Exultate Deo für den Inthronisationsgottesdienst des neuen Bischofs zu Lincoln, dem Right Reverend Simon Wilton Phipps, beauftragt. Es wurde erstmals zu dieser Gelegenheit am 18. Januar 1975 in der Kathedrale zu Lincoln gesungen. Der Text ist ein Cento, also aus mehreren unterschiedlichen Quellen zusammengestellt, in diesem Falle aus Versen verschiedener Psalmen. Es handelt sich um einen frohlockenden Lobgesang, wie es sich für den ihm zugrundeliegenden Anlass geziemt.

aus dem Begleittext von Paul Andrews © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Howells: The Winchester Service & other late works


Track 12 on CDA67853 [6'22]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67853 track 12

Recording date
25 March 2010
Recording venue
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Howells: The Winchester Service & other late works (CDA67853)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: June 2011
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...