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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.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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It’s amazing how much difference a great arrangement can make to a familiar tune. As the principal horn of the Royal Opera, Richard Bissill knows exactly how to write music that orchestras love to play, and you can hear that flair in every bar of A Christmas Carnival. Less a medley of famous carols than a Richard Strauss-like festive tone-poem for full symphony orchestra, Bissill created it in 1986 for his then colleagues in the London Philharmonic—but it never sounds any less sumptuous. It’s one of those Christmas parcels where the wrapping is as fabulous as the gift.