CSM Cantiga 243 Lyrics: Carreiras e semedeiros

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Carreiras e semedeiros
Cantiga 243: Carreiras e semedeiros
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Como ũus falcõeiros que andavan a caça estavan en coita de mórte en un regueiro, e chamaron Santa María de Vila-Sirga, e ela por sa mercee acorréu-lles.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Carreiras e semedeiros 7' A
2 busca a Virgen María 7' B
3 pera fazer todavía 7' B
4 séus miragres verdadeiros. 7' A
 
  Stanza I     
5 E de tal razôn com' esta | avẽo ũa vegada 7' | 7' c
6 un miragre mui fremoso, | que a Virgen corõada 7' | 7' c
7 mostrou cabo Vila-Sirga | per ũa mui gran geada, 7' | 7' c
8 como guareceu de mórte | estranna dous falcõeiros. 7' | 7' A
  Carreiras e semedeiros...    
 
  Stanza II     
9 Estes con el Rei andavan | Don Afons', e séus falcões 7' | 7' c
10 tragían e ar caçavan | con eles muitas sazões 7' | 7' c
11 sen el, mas por séu mandado. | Aquestes dous compannões 7' | 7' c
12 non quiséron chamar outro | e foron caçar senlleiros. 7' | 7' A
  Carreiras e semedeiros...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
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  Stanza III     
13 E pois foron na ribeira | u muitas aves andavan, 7' | 7' c
14 aas ãades deitaron | os falcões que montavan; 7' | 7' c
15 des i deceron a elas | e assí as aaguavan, 7' | 7' c
16 que con coita se metían | so o geo nos regueiros. 7' | 7' A
  Carreiras e semedeiros...    
 
  Stanza IV     
17 Quand' esto os falcõeiros | viron, vẽéron aginna 7' | 7' c
18 e chegaron aa agua, | cada ũu como viínna, CSM 243:18It's hard to choose between elision of ũu to un, and synaeresis in viínna, as the better resolution for the surplus metrical syllable in this line. Both are common elsewhere. I have plumped for the latter though, as it feels slightly better rhythmically, and gives the compressed syllable vii- an ascending plica .bod, which brings out the natural syllables anyway. 7' | 7' c .bod
19 e britou-s' entôn con eles | o geo; mas a Reínna 7' | 7' c
20 chamaron de Vila-Sirga | que os valess', e certeiros 7' | 7' A
  Carreiras e semedeiros...    
 
  Stanza V     
21 Foron ben que lles valrría. | Pero ant' alí jouvéron 7' | 7' c
22 ũa péça so o geo, | que saír ên non podéron; 7' | 7' c
23 mais chamand' a Grorïosa, | os geos se desfezéron, 7' | 7' c
24 e saíron ende vivos, | e lóg' a séus semedeiros 7' | 7' A
  Carreiras e semedeiros...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/243
 
  Stanza VI     
25 Cavalgaron. Des i foron | a Vila-Sirgu' e loores 7' | 7' c
26 déron a Santa-María, | que é Sennor das sennores, 7' | 7' c
27 que sempre nas grandes coitas | acórr' aos pecadores; 7' | 7' c
28 e pois est' al Rei contaron | ante muitos cavaleiros. 7' | 7' A
  Carreiras e semedeiros...    
 

Footnotes

Line 18:

It's hard to choose between elision of ũu to un, and synaeresis in viínna, as the better resolution for the surplus metrical syllable in this line. Both are common elsewhere. I have plumped for the latter though, as it feels slightly better rhythmically, and gives the compressed syllable vii- an ascending plica .bod, which brings out the natural syllables anyway.

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Footnotes

E1:

Elmes has transcribed this ligature and the next up one note, both here and in the vuelta at E2.

E2:

See E1.

Manuscript references

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

[E]243viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/439small.htmlExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 243http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=243

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Metrical summary

Refrain

7'  7'  7'  7'

Stanzas

7' | 7'  7' | 7'  7' | 7'  7' | 7'

Rhyme

ABBA / cccA
 RIIIIIIIVVVI
Aei̯ɾos
Bi.a 
c adaoŋesaβaŋiɲaɛɾoŋoɾes

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow5012:09
Slow1006:04
Medium1504:03
Fast2003:02
Very fast2502:25

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: 608