Written in the thirteenth century, the ordinary-customary of the collegiate church of Saint-Martin de Tours contains precious informations about the festive ceremonies following Christmas, especially about the Feast of the New Year, also known in other religious establishments as the Feast of the Subdeacons or the Feast of Fools. The parts ofthis ordinary-customary concerned with thesefestivities provide the most detailed description yet available. Many parallels can be found between this source and other sources written for cathedral chapters. Similarities concerning the actors and their liturgical actions, as well as the repertory performed during this feast, are particularly striking. An edition and translation of the most significant chants (poetry and music) transmitted in various manuscripts associated with these ceremonies (F-Pnm: Latin 1139, F-Pnm: Latin 3549 and F-LA: Ms 263) completes this study, together with an edition of the Latin text of the ordinary-customary for the Feast of the New Year.
|Number of pages||42|
|Journal||Revue de musicologie|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|