John Dunstaple

[Winner Gramophone Early Music Award 1996]

"A treasure trove of unfamiliar and little heard masterpieces, this imaginative record is a model of what can be achieved when scholars and performers genuinely collaborate."

"Every moment of the disc is exciting and expressive"

"This new recording by the Orlando Consort demonstrates the magnificence of Dunstaple's music, rich in sound, technically certain, and almost hypnotic in mood. The rhythmic energy and tonal beauty are convincingly realised."
—The Independent

"..this ensemble grows in confidence with every record"

Metronome (MET CD 1009)

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You are listening to O tres piteulx / Omnes amici 'Lamentatio sancte matris ecclesie Constantinopolitane', a track from our latest release on Hyperion of music by Guillaume Dufay, one of the most important composers of the fifteenth century. It is a lament on the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453. It's one of the group's favourite pieces, a gentle and affecting piece that features both French and Latin texts, the latter from the Book of Lamentations. You can hear more on the Hyperion website, read the engaging liner notes, and order or download tracks or the entire album in a number of formats.