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Rene Clemencic conducts the Clemencic Consort in performing his own La Fete de L'ane.
This midwinter celebration involved ritual inversion and had its roots in European paganism and is known in England as the 'Feast Of Fools'.
Haven't we always known that blasphemous laughter will land us in trouble? Just think what happened in the monastic whodunit 'The Name of The Rose' in which a god-fearing monk did his utmost to hide a book about laughter from curious eyes and so turned into a serial killer in old age. Actually, carnival merrymaking monks went unpunished in medieval times when they turned strict Christian values upside down once a year and celebrated a so-called 'Feast of the Ass' in their hallowed halls.
First, a Boy-Bishop would be chosen from among the lower orders and choir boys who would read a burlesque, mock mass to hoots of laughter from the revelers. Meanwhile, other monks played cards and dice at the altar, burned incense made of dung and old shoe soles and sang dirty songs. The Clemencic Consort has reconstructed the music for a lifelike 'Asses Mass' from medieval manuscripts. Among profane songs, contrapuntal, polyphonic verses and melodies with an accompaniment based on fifths, we hear Gregorian chant accompanied by the growl, rattle and rasp of historical instruments.
Musicians: Clemencic Consort Rene Clemencic, conductor
Rene Clemencic La Fete de L'ane
1. Introitus: Hac In Anni Janua-Lux Hodie
2. Introitus: Orientis Partibus-Hec Est Clara Dies-Verbum Patris-Exultet Hec Concio
3. Ceremonie De La Remise De Crosse Au Maitre De La Fete: Ave Virgo Spetiosa
4. Ceremonie De La Remise De Crosse Au Maitre De La Fete: Deposuit Potentes-Gregis Pastor
5. Ceremonie De La Remise De Crosse Au Maitre De La Fete: En Mai (Pastourelle)
6. La Messe Des Anes Et Des Buveurs: Kyrie Asini-Litanie
7. La Messe Des Anes Et Des Buveurs: Sequentia Vini: Graduale Bacchi-Vinum Bonum
8. La Messe Des Anes Et Des Buveurs: Curritur Ad Vocem
9. La Messe Des Anes Et Des Buveurs: Dialogus-Veritas, Equitas
10. La Messe Des Anes Et Des Buveurs: Lux Optata Claruit
11. La Messe Des Anes Et Des Buveurs: Kalendas Lanuarias
12. La Messe Des Anes Et Des Buveurs: Orientis Partibus II
13. La Messe Des Anes Et Des Buveurs: Oratio
14. La Messe Des Anes Et Des Buveurs: Novus Annus-Hunc Diem-Ita Missa Est-Orientis Partibus II
15. Procession: Buccinate-Habemus Episcopum-Lux Omni Festa
16. Procession: Jolivete
17. Procession: Cavalcade
18. Procession: Omnia Tempus Habent