Descendi in ortum meum : Work information

Composers
John Dunstable ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
James Gilchrist (Treble), Robert Evans (Bass), Rebecca Outram (Soprano), Michael McCarthy (Bass), Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (Conductor)

This work

Work name
Descendi in ortum meum
Work number
n/a
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1440-01-01 02:01:00

This recording

Label
Gaudeamus
Producer
David Skinner
Engineer
Julia Thomas
Recording date
1999-02-01 01:00:00

The Composers

John Dunstable

Astrologer, mathematician and composer John Dunstable was probably born in the Bedfordshire town of the same name in 1380. Very little is known of his life; he was canon of Hereford Cathedral between 1419 and 1440 and worked for the Duke of Bedford, who may well have taken him to Paris on official duties. Dunstable’s most notable innovations are the use of speech rhythms to partially dictate a text’s setting and the further development of motet form.

Track listing

  • 3:58 min