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.

O sacrum convivium

5vv ATTBarB; Cantiones sacrae, 1575
author of text
Antiphon at Second Vespers on Corpus Christi

O sacrum convivium, a setting of the Magnificat Antiphon at Second Vespers on Corpus Christi, may well have started life as an instrumental piece to which words were later added. The exquisite close imitation is reminiscent of instrumental writing but—as with so much music from the sixteenth century—is apt for voices or viols.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2016

O sacrum convivium, sur l’antienne du Magnificat aux secondes vêpres sur Corpus Christi, vit peut-être le jour sous la forme d’une pièce instrumentale à laquelle des paroles furent ensuite ajoutées. L’imitation frappante et exquise rappelle l’écriture instrumentale, mais—comme pour tant de musique du XVIe siècle—elle convient aux voix ou aux violes.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2016
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

O sacrum convivium, eine Vertonung der Magnificat-Antiphon zur zweiten Vesper an Fronleichnam, war ursprünglich möglicherweise ein Instrumentalwerk, dem später der Text hinzugefügt wurde. Die herrliche enge Imitation deutet auf eine Instrumentalkomposition hin, eignet sich allerdings—wie so viele Werke des 16. Jahrhunderts—gleichermaßen für Singstimmen und Gamben.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2016
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Queen Mary's Big Belly
Studio Master: SIGCD464Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Renaissance Radio
CDGIM212for the price of 1 — Download only
Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works
Tallis: Spem in alium & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68156Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Tallis: The Complete Works, Vol. 7
SIGCD029Download only
Tallis: The Tallis Scholars sing Thomas Tallis
CDGIM2032CDs for the price of 1
The Tallis Scholars Live in Oxford
Studio Master: CDGIM998Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 6 on CDGIM025 [3'38]
Track 4 on CDGIM203 CD2 [3'38] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 5 on CDGIM212 CD2 [3'38] for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 6 on CDGIM998 [3'19]
Track 13 on CDA68156 [3'49]
Track 7 on CDA66400 [4'25]
Track 2 on SIGCD029 [3'15] Download only
Track 9 on SIGCD464 [3'04] Download only

Track-specific metadata

Click track numbers above to select
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...