Personalities | Leonel Power | Medieval Era | Classical

d. 1445
English composer

Power was a contemporary of Dunstaple and, although rather less famous than him, was nonetheless an important figure in a period when English music was extremely influential. The majority of his works are movements from the Mass Ordinary. He broke new ground in the composition of Mass cycles, linking the movements of his Mass pairs and one complete Mass cycle by musical means. A large proportion of his works are preserved in the Old Hall manuscript; others are found in north Italian manuscripts of the first half of the fifteenth century. His style is not always easily distinguishable from that of Dunstaple.

Recommended Recording:
Missa Alma redemptoris mater, Motets, Hilliard Ensemble (dir) Paul Hillier (Virgin/Erato)

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