CSM Cantiga 140 Lyrics: A Santa María dadas

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A Santa María dadas
Cantiga 140: A Santa María dadas
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De loor de Santa María.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 A Santa María dadas 7' A
2 sejan loores onrradas. 7' A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Loemos a sa mesura, 7' b
4 séu prez e sa apostura 7' b
5 e séu sen e sa cordura 7' b
6 mui mais ca cen mil vegadas. 7' A
  A Santa María dadas...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Loemos a sa nobreza, 7' b
8 sa onrra e sa alteza, 7' b
9 sa mercee e sa franqueza CSM 140:9[T] has the music for the second stanza written out, and the word mercee is clearly laid under just two notes .o + .on, confirming the synaeresis that I have marked here. 7' b .on
10 e sas vertudes preçadas. 7' A
  A Santa María dadas...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/140
 
  Stanza III     
11 Loemos sa lealdade, 7' b
12 séu conórt' e sa bondade, 7' b
13 séu acórr' e sa verdade 7' b
14 con loores mui cantadas. 7' A
  A Santa María dadas...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Loemos séu cousimento, 7' b
16 conssell' e castigamento, 7' b
17 séu ben, séu enssinamento 7' b
18 e sas graças mui grãadas. 7' A
  A Santa María dadas...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Loando-a, que nos valla 7' b
20 lle roguemos na batalla 7' b
21 do mundo que nos traballa, 7' b
22 e do dém' a denodadas. 7' A
  A Santa María dadas...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/140
 

Footnotes

Line 9:

[T] has the music for the second stanza written out, and the word mercee is clearly laid under just two notes .o + .on, confirming the synaeresis that I have marked here.

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Manuscript references

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

[E]140viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/277small.htmlExternal link
[T]140 

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 140http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=140

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Metrical summary

Refrain

7'  7'

Stanzas

7'  7'  7'  7'

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVV
Aadas
b uɾaeʣaadeentoaʎa

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow505:07
Slow1002:33
Medium1501:42
Fast2001:16
Very fast2501:01

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: 256