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  John Dunstable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Even though England was a centre of musical activity, in some regards exceeding even the output of the Burgundian School, almost all of the music was destroyed between 1536 and 1540 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII.
Dunstable was one of the first to compose masses using a single melody as cantus firmus.
Yet because so much of the 15th century repertory of English carol is anonymous, and Dunstable is known to have written many, most scholars consider it highly likely--for stylistic as well as statistical reasons--that many of the anonymous works of this time are actually by Dunstable.
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 San Francisco Bach Choir: John Dunstable
It is widely held as true that Dunstable spent the years from 1422 to 1435 in France as a musician to the Duke of Bedford (a brother of King Henry V and Regent to France during those years).
Musically, Dunstable’s significant contribution to the theory and practice of composition in the early Fifteenth Century was the introduction of more melodic music and outlining chords as a part of the melody.
Dunstable is well known for his combination of the sequence “Veni sancte spiritus” with the hymn “Veni creator.” This four-part motet is one of his most famous pieces.
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 John Dunstable: The Man, The Legend, The Composer
John Dunstable was privileged to be a man of fame and noted influence during his life; at least in the music world of the European continent, though not in his homeland of England.
Dunstable’s assent from important figure in the early stages of the Renaissance to a musical legend is undeserved.
John Dunstable is thought to have been the first to compose an instrumental accompaniment for an ecclesiastical setting.
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 DUNSTABLE, JOHN. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Dunstable is thought to have accompanied his patron, the duke of Bedford, to France.
He was among the first composers to begin to unify the musical setting of the Mass.
Dunstable was the outstanding English composer of his time and influenced composers at the Burgundian court, including Guillaume Dufay and Gilles Binchois.
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 Dunstable, John (c. 1390 - 1453)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Relatively little is known for certain about the life of the English composer Dunstable, although his influence on younger composers such as Dufay is hardly open to question.
He is thought to have been in the service of the Duke of Bedford, possibly during the latter's regency of Paris and governorship of Normandy, from 1423 to 1429 and 1429 - 1435 respectively.
Nevertheless contemporary copies of Dunstable's music appear relatively numerous on the continent of Europe, where he was held in some esteem.
www.naxos.com /composer/dunstabl.htm   (178 words)

She died in August 1437, and Dunstable was known to be in the service of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (another brother of Henry V) at least from July 1438.
There is evidence that Dunstable wrote the music for the marriage of Henry V to Catherine of Valois, and also possibly the music for Henry VI's coronation in Paris in 1431.
Dunstable's sonorous melodies were copied by French composers, and the style became known as contenance angloise or English manner.
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 John DUNSTABLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
John Dunstable was one of the greatest English polyphonic composers of the first half of the 15th century, whose work included masses, motets and secular songs.
The abbot of St Albans, John Whethamsteade is reputed to have written an epitaph commemorating Dunstable.
Dunstable's music was hugely influential - it sounds more euphonius than that of his contempories due to his use of major thirds.
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 Dunstable, John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
He was probably born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire in England sometime between 1380 and 1390.
Part of his life was probably spent serving the English Duke of Bedford, Regent of France from 1422 to 1435 and commander of the English army that fought against Joan of Arc.
Dunstable is known as a composer of declamatory motets in which the natural rhythm of the text heavily influences the rhythms of the music.
www.stevenestrella.com /composers/composerfiles/dunstable1453.html   (388 words)

 HOASM: John Dunstable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Beyond that, the inscription of his epitaph describes his different professions, and in a book on astronomy in St John's College, Cambridge, he states in his own hand that he was a musician in the service of the Duke of Bedford.
Fifty-five works that are normally considered as by Dunstable survive, including two complete Masses (one isorhythmic) and several paired and single Mass sections, a large number of motets, and possibly two secular songs.
Thus all that we have of his music is in the form of liturgical or votive church music; what may be counted as secular music amounts to so little that even the most celebrated 'O rosa bella' is not his for certain.
www.hoasm.org /IIIC/Dunstable.html   (272 words)

 HOASM: IIIC: John Dunstable and his time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
The leadership in European music during the latter half of the fourteenth century passed from France to Italy, but during the early years of the fifteenth century English influence became predominant, and mainly through the genius of John Dunstable profoundly affected later composers.
English music of this period, except for that of Dunstable, is mostly represented in a large collection known as the Old Hall manuscript, compiled ca.
Of the composers mentioned in the manuscript, the chief are Leonel Power, Thomas Damett, John Cooke, Byttering, Pycard, Nicholas Sturgeon, W.
www.hoasm.org /IIIC/IIICDunstableCircle.html   (372 words)

 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Relatively little is known about the life of the English composer Dunstable, although his influence on composers such as Dufay is beyond doubt.
He was probably in the service of the Duke of Bedford, who was a regent of France and governor of Normandy between 1422 and 1435, so he must have been able to travel widely in Europe.
Copies of Dunstable’s music have been discovered in early French and Italian manuscript collections kept in various European libraries.
www.karadar.it /Dictionary/dunstable.html   (172 words)

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Dunstable most likely remained with the Duke until his death, then he returned to England, eventually dying in London in 1453.
Dunstable is attributed with three settings of the Magnificat, and four Marian Antiphons.
Much of Dunstable’s music is for three parts, with a few exceptions, but no more than five parts.
www.bsu.edu /web/jcarter2/Dunstable.htm   (1064 words)

 John Dunstable Biography / Biography of John Dunstable Biography
Contemporary documentation of John Dunstable's life is sparse.
From his tombstone, which was in St. Stephen Walbrook, London, until it was destroyed in the Great Fire, it is known that he died on Dec. 24, 1453, and that he was also a mathematician and astronomer.
In a general way, the isorhythmic motets, with their rigidly structured formal frameworks and general harmonic style, look back to techniques popular in the 14th century, and such harmonizations of liturgical melodies as the Magnificat secundi toni and Ave Regina celorum are clear descendants of late-14th century English descant settings.
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 FAMILY TREE of BLANCHARD - GRIFFIN - LUND of Merrimack New Hampshire
John He was one of the first settlers of "Old Dunstable," and one of the first deacons of the church of Dunstable.
Deacon John married 2) abt 1663/64 to Hannah (Brackett) Kinglsey, widow of Samuel Kingsley, and dau of Richard and Alice Brackett who was born or baptized 4 Jan 1633/34 in Braintree, MA and died 3 July 1706 (killed by Indians) in Dunstable MA.
He is found in Dunstable as early as 1681 when he was appointed one of the town's "fence viewers." In 1682 Thomas Lund was included in a list of people who contributed funds to the "wood rate." He was also one of the town's early selectmen.
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 John Dunstable: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Recognition of Dunstable as one of England's eminent composers in the fifteenth century is demonstrated by the references to him both during his life and after.
His music was most often written for three voices (occasionally four) and the tenor carried the lowest part for three-voiced compositions.
Dunstable wrote using isorhythms, plainsongs without isorhythms, lucid textual presentations, liberated melodic lines from two other parts which were often slower in movement, triple timing, pairings of the mass movements through the tenor line, and predominantly major sounding harmonies.
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 Bedfordshire Apprentices Copyright Rosalind Dunning 2001
John Eames sonne of John Eames of Dunstable in the County of Bedford yoman to John Lucan 14 Aprill 1668
John Alden sonne of Daniell Alden of Laighton Buzzard in the County of Bedds Innholder to Mathew Carleton 7 yeers 17 Novemb 1651
John Lamb son of Samuel Lamb of Wooburn in the County of Bedford gent.
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 Dunstable --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Dunstable appears as a royal borough in the reign of Henry I (1100–35), who granted a charter to the Augustinian priory he had built.
It was a part of Massachusetts until a boundary settlement in 1741 placed it in New Hampshire.
The English musician John Dunstable was one of the earliest composers to use counterpoint, the art of combining several melodies simultaneously.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9031506   (536 words)

 John Dunstaple - A discography
John Dunstaple (c.1390-1453), once more often spelled Dunstable, was one of the most influential composers of the early fifteenth century.
Guillaume de Machaut, John Dunstable et Guillaume Dufay (±1300 à ±1480)
Johannes Ciconia - John Dunstable - Guillaume Dufay
www.medieval.org /emfaq/composers/dunstaple.html   (1614 words)

 Sweet Corn Productions - Steve Bryant's Program Notes - 6
Thomas Morley was a gentleman of the Chapel Royal and author of the ‘Plaine and Easy Introduction to Practical Musick.’ His style and manner are indeed plain and easy, relying on clearly demarked sections and simple and tuneful imitative passages.
John Wilbye, on the other hand, wrote with a most subtle and clever hand.
‘Cloe Found Amintas,’ by John Blow, recalls the pastoral quality of the madrigal while anticipating the form of the Glee, which was to flourish in England a century later.
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 John Dunstable: Motets / Hilliard Ensemble
The anonymous author of the liner notes emphasizes quite rightly the 'otherness' of this music, which he sees as more nearly related to non-Western and minimalistic music than to the music of the Renaissance or the Baroque.
The singing is spectacular, with the loudest praise going to David James and Paul Elliott whose high voices carry the most of the melody in these three- and four-part motets.
Dunstable is a real melodist, the pieces collected here are beautiful beyond belief.
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 Classics Today.com - Your Online Guide to Classical Music
Here, it's composers such as John Pyamour, John Plummer, John Trouluffe, and Richard Mowere, in addition to better known names such as John Dunstable and Walter Lambe (as well as a few entries from "anonymous"), in music (primarily votive antiphons) that shows considerable freedom of invention and exceptional rhythmic vitality.
Among the most beautiful works is Tota pulcra es by a composer identified only by the last name Forest (a good bet is that his first name was "John"!), whose rich harmony and gently flowing melody seem to perfectly suit the Orlando Consort voices.
Dunstable's isorhythmic motet Salve scema sanctitatis is not as "pretty" but rather is primarily impressive for its dizzyingly complex rhythms and for the virtuosity of the four singers' performance.
www.classicstoday.com /review.asp?ReviewNum=5660   (306 words)

 T O N U S - reviews/articles - P E R E G R I N U S
After some time spent immersed in John Dunstable: Sweet Harmony - masses and motets, one will hear the biting dissonances of Dunstable's false relations as though they are consonant intervals, much as his audiences heard them in the early fifteenth century.
John Dunstable: Sweet Harmony - masses and motets serves as a wonderful gateway to the music of the man who fostered the Renaissance.
In the Naxos/TONUS PEREGRINUS pipeline are CDs devoted to such projects as masses of John Dunstable and music by Gibbons.
www.tonusperegrinus.co.uk /TPpar.html   (7393 words)

 Dunstable:Veni Sancte-Veni Creator Spiritus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
The discrepancy between the work's size and weight gives the impression that a very large piece is being looked at through the wrong end of a telescope, creating a fascinating perceptual distortion.
The first movement is a transcription, more or less 'straight', of John Dunstable's original work.
The second movement is a free fantasia upon this, making frequent reference to the original by quotation, and performance should bring to the fore the ever-shifting perspectives between the sound-worlds of Dunstable and of the new music.
www.maxopus.com /works/dunveni.htm   (343 words)

 John Dunstable - Classical music composer
It is believed that no images of John Dunstable exist.
Anonymous, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Dunstable, Marcel Dupre, Cesar Franck, Benedetto Marcello, Henry Purcell, Antonio Soler, Louis Vierne, Charles-Marie Widor
John Dunstable and the music of his time
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 John Dunstable - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
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Dunstable, John : Columbia Encyclopedia, Six Edition [home, info]
Dunstable, John : Classical Composers Database [home, info]
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 AllRefer.com - John Dunstable (Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - John Dunstable (Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biography) - Encyclopedia
John Dunstable, Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biographies
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 Donstable/Dunstable families of England
1343 John de Dunstable King's Langley, Herts Prior of monastery in royal manor at King's Langley, died ca.
DUNSTALL is not mentioned.] 1486 Margaret Dunstable Odsey Hundr., Herts Death of Margaret Dunstable, wherewith the Manor of Cumberlow was split off from Manor of Broadfield.
1573 John Dunstable Cowfold Bramber SSX Cousin of John BULL of Cowfold, named in Bull's will proved at Lewes (A6, 171.) [Any relationship between the Bull family and the Bull badge granted to Dunstall?] Suss.
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