CSM Cantiga 280 Lyrics: Santa María bẽeita seja

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Santa María bẽeita seja
Cantiga 280: Santa María bẽeita seja
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Esta é de loor de Santa María.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Santa María bẽeita seja, 9' A
2 ca espell' é de Santa Eigreja. 9' A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Ca en ela os santos se catan, 9' b
4 e pelo séu rógo se desatan 9' b
5 os pecados dos que ben baratan, 9' b
6 de que o dém' á mui grand' enveja 9' A
  Santa María bẽeita seja...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Per ela se corregen os tórtos, 9' b
8 e ar faz ressocitá-los mórtos 9' b
9 e aos coitados dá conórtos 9' b
10 e con o démo por nós peleja. 9' A
  Santa María bẽeita seja...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/280
 
  Stanza III     
11 Ela é lume dos confessores 9' b
12 e avogada dos pecadores 9' b
13 e a mellor das santas mellores; 9' b
14 demais nósso ben sempre deseja. 9' A
  Santa María bẽeita seja...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Dos martires é lum' e corõa 9' b
16 e das vírgẽes ar é padrõa, 9' b
17 e os grandes pecados perdõa: 9' b
18 atant' é sa mercee sobeja. 9' A
  Santa María bẽeita seja...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Porên lle rógo que por ben tenna 9' b
20 que, quando for que mia mórte venna, 9' b
21 que a mia alma non se detenna 9' b
22 d' ir a logar u a sempre veja. 9' A
  Santa María bẽeita seja...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/280
 
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Manuscript references

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

[E]280viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/500small.htmlExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 280http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=280

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Metrical summary

Refrain

9'  9'

Stanzas

9'  9'  9'  9'

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVV
Aeʤa
b ataŋɔɾtosoɾesoŋaeɲa

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