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.

Chosen

First line:
Last night I had that dream again
composer
2003
author of text

 
This carol/anthem sets powerful verses by the contemporary poet Michael Symmons Roberts, a frequent collaborator with James MacMillan. The bleakness of the opening section reflects the Virgin Mary's lonely nocturnal doubts over whether she could really be carrying the infant Christ. Blazing and glorious reassurance comes with the rising sun as the fruit of the womb makes His presence felt. Meanwhile, in the fields Joseph wanders, himself a lonely figure, tending his fruit whilst repeating the question: 'Why was my chosen one chosen?'

from notes by Jeremy Backhouse © 2005

Recordings

Anthems for the 21st century
SIGCD059Download only

Details

Track 8 on SIGCD059 [6'54] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD059 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-05-05908
Duration
6'54
Recording date
20 February 2005
Recording venue
Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent, United Kingdom
Recording producer
John H West
Recording engineer
Limo Hearn
Hyperion usage
  1. Anthems for the 21st century (SIGCD059)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: May 2005
    Download only
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...