Dunstaple: Cathedral Sounds

Cathedral Sounds - Dunstable
Sacred music of the late English Gothic
Clemencic Consort - René Clemencic
Arte Nova 34055


  1. Kyrie
  2. Gloria
  3. Salve Regina
  4. Sub tuam protectionem I (organ)
  5. Ave regina celorum
  6. Sanctus
  7. Sub tuam protectionem II (organ)
  8. Magnificat
  9. Beata Dei genitrix
  10. Et propter hoc (organ)
  11. Regina celi letare

Performers: René Clemencic (organ), Bernd Lambauer (tenor), Johannes Chum (tenor), Colin Mason (baritone)

Playing time: 60'

Recording date: December 1995 (live)

The vocal works are all in three parts and performed a capella. The organ pieces are arrangements of Dunstable works taken from the Buxheimer Organ Book, as are some preludes interspersed between pieces.

A program of somewhat later material from Clemencic:

O rosa bella
English and Continental Music from the Late Gothic Period
Clemencic Consort - René Clemencic
Arte Nova 59210

The present selection is the first volume of the "Clemencic Edition" on the Arte Nova (BMG budget) label, the others of which can be seen listed on Clemencic's discography.

An older recording which also features some of Dunstable's simpler 3-part settings in a similar performance style:

Hildegard / Dunstable / Dufay
Helga Weber Ensemble
Christophorus Entrée 0041

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Todd M. McComb