CD, recorded 2010 at Fontevraud Abbey (France) and released in 2011. Most of the compositions on the CD are by Antoine de Févin (1470 – 1512), written for funeral ceremonies. The compilation aims to recreate the funeral of Anna of Brittany in 1514. Anna was a highly intelligent and sensitive woman who had a deep love for music. Following her passing, she was honored with an exceptionally lavish funeral, reflected in the Requiem compositions with their intricate polyphony. However, the grief of the common people at Anna’s death is also palpable, resonating in the lamentations, including the Stabat Mater, beautifully sung by Kemener.
Kemener recorded his version of the Stabat Mater again in 2015 with accompaniment on the CD ‘Les Chants de la Passion/Songs of Passion,’ released by the label Buda Musique/Musique de Bretagne, catalog No. 4716928.