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John Dunstable
d. December 24, 1453 • Composer • Musician
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Dunstable, John
Dunstable, John(1385?–1453). The English musician John Dunstable was one of the earliest composers to use counterpoint, the art of combining several melodies simultaneously. His works influenced the transition between late medieval and early Renaissance music.Information about Dunstable’s life is scanty.
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Dunstable, John
Dunstable, John (c. 1385–1453)English church musician and astronomerDunstable, who lived most of his life in France, introduced new chord intervals into church music and made skillful use of descant (a subordinate, higher melody). European music, especially the Burgundian school in northern France,