Talk:John Dunstable

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Hi all,

Should we change the official name to Dunstaple? Wikipedia uses Dunstaple, not Dunstable. It doesn't matter to me because we can use redirects either way. Just wondering.... Admin 18:49, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Margaret Bent (the authority on JD) uses Dunstaple - she says it's in more of the texts. But a) there was no standardised spelling and b) Dunstable is a place and clearly a toponymic... Katiehawks (talk) 22:23, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

O Rosa bella

This should really be reassigned to John Bedyngham. To quote David Fallows: 'Views that it may be by Dunstaple [sic] are based on an over-reverent attitude to great scholars writing long before much of the current research on the sources. I believe that associating O Rosa bella with Dunstaple seriously distorts our view of the topic.' (Cambridge History of 15th-C Music.) Katiehawks (talk) 22:26, 13 January 2016 (UTC)