Born: c. 1390 in Dunstable, England
Died: Saturday, December 24, 1453 in London, England
Nation of Origin: United Kingdom
Quam pulchra es
Ave regina caelorum
Veni Sancte Spiritus (a motet using the isorhythm technique)
Bukofzer assembled and edited his complete works – about 60 works are known.
He was probably born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire in England sometime between 1380 and 1390. He died in London. He was a composer, mathematician, and astrologer. He worked for various royalty and traveled through England and France. 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. His work is considered to be of reputation similar to that of Binchois and Dufay. Together with Binchois and Dufay he is classifed as belonging to the Burgundian School of late Medieval/early Renaissance composition.
Reese, Gustave, Music in the Middle Ages : With an Introduction on the Music of Ancient Times, W.W. Norton & Company, October 1940, ISBN: 0393097501
Sachs, Curt, The Rise of Music in the Ancient World, W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188
Seay, Albert, Music in the Medieval World, W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188
Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257
Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679
Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109
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