CSM Cantiga 12 Lyrics: O que a Santa María mais despraz

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O que a Santa María mais despraz
Cantiga 12: O que a Santa María mais despraz
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Esta é como Santa María se queixou en Toledo eno día de sa fésta de agosto, porque os judéus crucifigavan ũa omagen de cera, a semellança de séu Fillo.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 O que a Santa María mais despraz, 11  A
2 é de quen ao séu Fillo pesar faz. 11  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 E daquest' un gran miragre | vos quér' éu óra contar, 7' | 7  b
4 que a Reínna do Céo | quis en Toledo mostrar 7' | 7  b
5 eno día que a Déus foi corõar, 11  b
6 na sa fésta que no mes d' Agosto jaz. 11  A
  O que a Santa María mais despraz...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 O Arcebisp' aquel día | a gran missa ben cantou; CSM 12:7Mettmann Arcebispo; [To] arçebisp; [T] arcebispo with partial erasure of o; [E] arcebispo. 7' | 7  b
8 e quand' entrou na segreda | e a gente se calou, 7' | 7  b
9 oíron vóz de dona, que lles falou 11  b
10 pïadosa e doorida assaz. 11  A
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  Stanza III     
11 E a vóz, come chorando, | dizía: “Ai Déus, ai Déus, 7' | 7  b
12 com' é mui grand' e provada | a perfía dos judéus 7' | 7  b
13 que méu Fillo mataron, seendo séus, 11  b
14 e aínda non quéren conósco paz.” 11  A
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  Stanza IV     
15 Poi-la missa foi cantada, | o Arcebispo saiu 7' | 7  b
16 da eigreja e a todos | diss' o que da vóz oiu; 7' | 7  b
17 e toda a gent' assí lle recodiu: 11  b
18 “Esto fez o póblo dos judéus malvaz.” 11  A
  O que a Santa María mais despraz...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Entôn todos mui correndo | começaron lógo d' ir 7' | 7  b
20 dereit' aa judaría, | e acharon, sen mentir, 7' | 7  b
21 omagen de Jeso-Crist', a que ferir 11  b
22 ían os judéus e cospir-lle na faz. 11  A
  O que a Santa María mais despraz...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/12
 
  Stanza VI     
23 E sen aquest', os judéus fe- | zéran ũa cruz fazer CSM 12:23Mettmann has his hemistich bar between judéus and fezéran, and doesn't comment on the metrical irregularity. I've moved it here to give the singer a clear reminder to tack the fe- of fezéran onto the end of the first musical phrase in the stanza. 7' | 7  b
24 en que aquela omagen | querían lógo põer. 7' | 7  b
25 E por est' ouvéron todos de morrer, 11  b
26 e tornou-xe-lles en dóo séu solaz. 11  A
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Footnotes

Line 7:

Mettmann Arcebispo; [To] arçebisp; [T] arcebispo with partial erasure of o; [E] arcebispo.

Line 23:

Mettmann has his hemistich bar between judéus and fezéran, and doesn't comment on the metrical irregularity. I've moved it here to give the singer a clear reminder to tack the fe- of fezéran onto the end of the first musical phrase in the stanza.

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Manuscript references

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

[E]12viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/077small.htmlExternal link
[T]12 
[To]13view p1http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob012small.gifExternal link
view p2http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob013small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 12http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=12

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Metrical summary

Refrain

11  11

Stanzas

7' | 7  7' | 7  11  11

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVI
A
b ou̯ɛu̯siu̯

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow509:19
Slow1004:39
Medium1503:06
Fast2002:19
Very fast2501:51

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: 466