CSM Cantiga 110 Lyrics: Tant' é Santa María de ben mui comprida

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Tant' é Santa María de ben mui comprida
Cantiga 110: Tant' é Santa María de ben mui comprida
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Esta é de loor de Santa María.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Tant' é Santa María de ben mui comprida, 12' A
2 que pera a loar tempo nos fal e vida. 12' A
 
  Stanza I     
3 E como póde per lingua seer loada 12' b
4 a que fez porque Déus a sa carne sagrada 12' b
5 quis fillar e ser óme, per que foi mostrada 12' b
6 sa deïdad' en carne, vista e oída? 12' A
  Tant' é Santa María de ben mui comprida...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Ca tantos son os bẽes de Santa María, 12' b
8 que lingua dizer todos nonos podería, 12' b
9 nen se fosse de férro e noite e día 12' b
10 non calasse, que ante non fosse falida. 12' A
  Tant' é Santa María de ben mui comprida...    
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  Stanza III     
11 Se purgamẽo foss' o céo estrelado 12' b
12 e o mar todo tinta, que grand' é provado, 12' b
13 e vivesse por sempr' un óme enssinado 12' b
14 de 'scriver, ficar-ll-ía a maior partida. 12' A
  Tant' é Santa María de ben mui comprida...    
 
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Footnotes

E1:

The long-short pattern of this note and the next contradicts not only every other phrase of the music, including the vuelta, but also the reprise of the refrain at the end (E2). So it's probably a scribal error, and .on + .o should be replaced by .o + .on as elsewhere.

E2:

See E1.

Manuscript references

External links marked are to facsimiles on Greg Lindahl's Cantigas de Santa Maria website.

[E]110viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/231small.htmlExternal link
[T]110 

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 110http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=110

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Metrical summary

Refrain

12'  12'

Stanzas

12'  12'  12'  12'

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIII
Aida
b adai.aado

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow505:12
Slow1002:36
Medium1501:44
Fast2001:18
Very fast2501:02

These are very approximate total times for a full sung (or spoken) performance of all stanzas with all repeats of the refrain. Note that the speed is in average syllables per minute, and no particular mensural interpretation is assumed. More ornamented music will reduce the syllabic speed considerably. Remember also to add time for instrumental preludes, interludes and postludes.

Total syllables: 260