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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from notes by Robert Quinney © 2008
|Lighten our Darkness|
The service of Compline has inspired many incredibly beautiful compositions. This collection gathers together eighteen of the many lovely a cappella choral motets written by composers including Byrd, Guerrero, Rachmaninov and Sheppard, to a ...» More
|Mary and Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey|
This disc tells the story of the religious and political turmoil that engulfed England in the sixteenth century, and from which composers of liturgical music could find no escape. They were forced to follow the changing edicts about permitted texts a ...» More
|Naked Byrd, Vol. 1|
Crossing several centuries, from the sixteenth to the present day this album displays how every generation has been inspired to use both sacred and secular music as a powerful medium to express their personal emotions.» More
|Out of darkness|
A glorious and varied (Byrd, Purcell, Bairstow, Laloux and Casals—and that's just the first five tracks) choral recital taking us through the liturgical year from Lent to Trinity.» More
|Queen Mary's Big Belly|
Gallicantus performs music surrounding the fascinating hopes and tragedies of Queen Mary’s ‘phantom pregnancy’ of 1555.» More
|Sheppard: Church Music, Vol. 1|
'A magnificent collection. The Sixteen consistently convey the rapturous beauty of Sheppard's writing, above all in ethereal passages in the highest r ...» More
|The English Anthem, Vol. 8|
'The performances are excellent, as are William McVicker's booklet-notes, and the great echo's presence is felt as friend, not foe' (Gramophone)
'If this is Scott's swan song with the St Paul's Choir, it is a brilliant one. The choral tone and discipline are outstanding … The Hyperion engi ...» More
|The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony|
When The Sixteen embarked upon their recording career back in 1982, few would have been able to predict quite how far they would go towards rehabilitating the little-known music of these four master composers of the 16th century. In this their 30t ...» More
|The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1|
'You'll be discovering what a superb label Hyperion is' (The Modern Dance)» More