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DUNSTABLE: Quam pulchra es / Veni Sancte Spiritus / Mass Movements

DUNSTABLE: Quam pulchra es / Veni Sancte Spiritus / Mass Movements

Composer(s):Dunstable, John
Artist(s) Tonus Peregrinus, Choir • Pitts, Antony, Conductor
Period(s) Medieval
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.557341
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Dunstable’s most famous piece (and justly so) is the isorhythmic motet, Veni sancte spiritus, in which a comparatively enigmatic formal structure becomes totally dwarfed by the music’s expressive beauty. But the Mass movements here are, if anything, more beautiful. Sample the Gloria a 4 or the Credo and Sanctus Da gaudiorum premia, where the soprano voices soar up ravishingly to the heavens. The eight singers of Tonus Peregrinus sing all this music with richly blended tone and deep feeling, and Antony Pitts, their director, has arranged a little encore with a performance of Dunstable’s four-part Gloria in Canon to which he has added a two-part canon underneath, as ‘in the original work there must have been some kind of


Review By ,Scherzo,March 2006



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