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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.
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Jeesus Kristus, Rauhaisa Valkeus Kuolemattoman Isän, Taivaallisen, Pyhän Autuaan rauhaisa Valkeus. Auringon laskiessa ehtoovalon nähtyämme me veisaten ylistämme Jumalaa, Isää, Poikaa ja Pyhää Henkeä. Jumalan Poika, Elämänantaja, Kristus. Otollista on autuain äänin ylistää Sinua kaikkina aikoina. Sentähden maailma Sinulle kiitosta kantaa. Jumalan Poika.
Hail, gladdening Light, of his pure glory poured, Who is the immortal Father, heavenly, blest, Holiest of holies, Jesus Christ our Lord! Now we are come to the sun’s hour of rest; The lights of evening round us shine; We hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit divine. Worthiest art thou at all times to be sung With undefilèd tongue, Son of our God, giver of life, alone; Therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own. Amen.
Rautavaara has long been acknowledged within Finland as the leading Finnish composer of his generation, but internationally his work has gained full recognition only recently. Prolific in both instrumental and vocal music, his music for choir is nourished by Finland’s rich, thriving choral tradition. The Evening hymn comes from his All-Night Vigil setting, written in 1972 in response to a joint commision from the Helsinki Festival and the Orthodox Church of Finland. The text is a Finnish version of the same third-century Greek evening hymn set to music by Wood in English translation, and by Grechaninov and Tchaikovsky in Church Slavonic.