CSM Cantiga 170 Lyrics: Loar devemos a que sempre faz

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Loar devemos a que sempre faz
Cantiga 170: Loar devemos a que sempre faz
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Esta é de loor.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Loar devemos a que sempre faz 10  A
2 ben e en que toda mesura jaz. 10  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Esta é Madre de Nóstro Sennor, 10  b
4 Santa María, que sempr' é mellor; 10  b
5 porên lle devemos a dar loor 10  b
6 e nona podemos loar assaz. 10  A
  Loar devemos a que sempre faz...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Ca, en qual guisa podemos loar 10  b
8 muit' a aquela que nos foi mostrar 10  b
9 a Déus en carne e nos fez salvar 10  b
10 e nos meteu dos santos en sa az? 10  A
  Loar devemos a que sempre faz...    
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  Stanza III     
11 Par Déus, loada mui de coraçôn 10  b
12 deve seer dos que no mundo son; 10  b
13 ca ũus faz salvar, outros perdôn 10  b
14 gaannan, e o mundo met' en paz. 10  A
  Loar devemos a que sempre faz...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Loada deve seer mais d' outra ren CSM 170:15Here seer is reduced to a single metrical syllable by synaeresis, as it commonly is elsewhere. [T], which has the music written out for all stanzas, confirms this by assigning the word just a single ligature .oyo. [E] has the musically equivalent .oron at the same position in the melody. 10  b .oron
16 a que tólle mal sempr' e trage ben 10  b
17 e por nós róga, e que nos mantên 10  b
18 e nos defende do démo malvaz. 10  A
  Loar devemos a que sempre faz...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 De mi vos digo que a loarei 10  b
20 mentre for vivo, e sempre direi 10  b
21 ben dos séus bẽes, ca de cérto sei 10  b
22 que, pois morrer, que verei a sa faz. 10  A
  Loar devemos a que sempre faz...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/170
 

Footnotes

Line 15:

Here seer is reduced to a single metrical syllable by synaeresis, as it commonly is elsewhere. [T], which has the music written out for all stanzas, confirms this by assigning the word just a single ligature .oyo. [E] has the musically equivalent .oron at the same position in the melody.

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Manuscript references

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

[E]170viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/320small.htmlExternal link
[T]170 

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 170http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=170

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Metrical summary

Refrain

10  10

Stanzas

10  10  10  10

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVV
A
b ei̯

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow506:24
Slow1003:12
Medium1502:07
Fast2001:36
Very fast2501:16

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: 320