CSM Cantiga 22 Lyrics: Mui gran poder á a Madre de Déus

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Mui gran poder á a Madre de Déus
Cantiga 22: Mui gran poder á a Madre de Déus
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Esta é como Santa María guardou a un lavrador que non morresse das feridas que lle dava un cavaleiro e séus ómees.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Mui gran poder á a Madre de Déus 10  A
2 de defender e ampará-los séus. 10  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Gran poder á, ca séu Fillo llo déu, 10  b
4 en defender quen se chamar por séu; 10  b
5 e dest' un miragre vos direi éu 10  b
6 que ela fez grande nos días méus. 10  A
  Mui gran poder á a Madre de Déus...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 En Armenteira foi un lavrador, 10  b
8 que un cavaleiro, por desamor 10  b
9 mui grande que aví' a séu sennor, 10  b
10 foi polo matar, per nome Matéus. 10  A
  Mui gran poder á a Madre de Déus...    
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  Stanza III     
11 E u o viu séu millo debullar 10  b
12 na eira, mandou-lle lançadas dar; 10  b
13 mas el começou a Madr' a chamar 10  b
14 do que na cruz mataron os judéus. 10  A
  Mui gran poder á a Madre de Déus...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Dúas lançadas lle déu un peôn, 10  b
16 mas non ll' entraron; e escantaçôn 10  b
17 cuidou que éra o coteif', entôn 10  b
18 mais bravo foi que Judas Macabéus. 10  A
  Mui gran poder á a Madre de Déus...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Entôn a sa azcũa lle lançou 10  b
20 e feriu-o, pero nono chagou; 10  b
21 ca el a Santa María chamou: 10  b
22 “Sennor, val-me como vales os téus, 10  A
  Mui gran poder á a Madre de Déus...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/22
 
  Stanza VI     
23 E non moira, ca non merecí mal.” 10  b
24 Eles, pois viron o miragr' atal 10  b
25 que fez a Reínna esperital, 10  b
26 crevéron ben, ca ant' éran encréus. 10  A
  Mui gran poder á a Madre de Déus...    
 
  Stanza VII     
27 E fillaron-se lóg' a repentir 10  b
28 e ao lavrador perdôn pedir, 10  b
29 e déron-ll' algu'; e el punnou de s' ir 10  b
30 a Rocamador con outros roméus. 10  A
  Mui gran poder á a Madre de Déus...    
 
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Footnotes

E1:

The flat on this stave in [E] is placed too late, so I have moved it to the start. Note that [To] has this cantiga written in C which would imply the flat throughout the melody when transposed to F as in [E].

E2:

The note here on the word e is repeated at the same pitch either side of the page break.

E3:

In the facsimile of [E] this ligature has a very short downward stem on the right (as in .onyeyewon but shorter), but since the stem is explicitly crossed out at the corresponding place in the vuelta (at E4) I have omitted it here, on the assumption that it represents a mistake either by the original music scribe or by Anglés' assistant when retouching.

E4:

See E3.

Manuscript references

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

[E]22viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/091small.htmlExternal link
[T]22 
[To]22view p1http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob021small.gifExternal link
view p2http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob022small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 22http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=22

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Metrical summary

Refrain

10  10

Stanzas

10  10  10  10

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVII
Aɛu̯s
b ɛu̯ou̯al

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow508:48
Slow1004:24
Medium1502:55
Fast2002:12
Very fast2501:45

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: 440