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.

Hear the voice and prayer

4vv ATTB; John Day’s Certaine notes set forth in foure and three partes, 1560
author of text
1 Kings 8: 28-29

This is another of Tallis’s early anthems, composed during the reign of King Edward VI, probably for use by the Chapel Royal. In line with the demands of the Protestant reformers, the words are declaimed plainly and simply so that the listener can follow them. They come from the Old Testament book of Kings I.

from notes by John Milsom © 2013


Renaissance Radio
CDGIM212for the price of 1 — Download only
Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Vol. 1
GIMBX301Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only
Tallis: Spem in alium & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68156Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Tallis: The Complete English Anthems
Tallis: The Complete Works, Vol. 2
SIGCD002Download only
Tallis: The Tallis Scholars sing Thomas Tallis
CDGIM2032CDs for the price of 1


Track 2 on CDGIM007 [3'02]
Track 9 on CDGIM203 CD1 [3'02] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 17 on CDGIM212 CD2 [3'02] for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 9 on GIMBX301 CD2 [3'02] Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only
Track 15 on CDA68156 [3'17]
Track 11 on SIGCD002 [3'15] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD002 track 11

Recording date
13 February 1997
Recording venue
St Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Stephen Johns
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Tallis: The Complete Works, Vol. 2 (SIGCD002)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: September 1997
    Download only
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...