Performers: David James (countertenor), Ashley Stafford (countertenor), Paul Elliott (tenor), Leigh Nixon (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Paul Hillier (baritone), Michael George (bass)
Playing time: 53'
Compilation: EMI Classics 826 522-2 [CDx6] REFLEXE Vol. 9 Stationen Europäischer Musik
Recording date: September 1980; re-released mid-price: 1989
Although not quite as famous as Dunstable, Leonel Power (c.1370/85-1445) was easily the next most significant English composer of the era. His Missa Alma redemptoris mater is apparently the earliest surviving cyclic cantus firmus mass. Tracks #1-2 & #4-6 come from the Old Hall manuscript, in which Power is the most-represented composer.
The slightly later recording devoted to Dunstable by the present ensemble is also a classic:
A fine recording by the present ensemble, devoted to the Old Hall manuscript, illustrating the English Ars Nova style as well as transitional music such as Power's:
Finally, although English contributions to the early 15th-century cyclic mass are emphasized in most scholarly accounts, other examples apparently date to the same period. One such, preserved in Italy:
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