CSM Cantiga 290 Lyrics: Maldito seja quen non loará

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Maldito seja quen non loará
Cantiga 290: Maldito seja quen non loará
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Esta é de loor de Santa María.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Maldito seja quen non loará 10  A
2 a que en si todas bondades á. 10  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Maldito seja o que non loar 10  b
4 a que de bondades non ouve par 10  b
5 nen averá mentr' o mundo durar, 10  b
6 ca Déus non fez outra tal, nen fará. 10  A
  Maldito seja quen non loará...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Bẽeito seja sempr' o loador 10  b
8 de tan nóbr' e tan onrrada Sennor, 10  b
9 de que naceu Déus, óm' e Salvador, 10  b
10 ca pois gualardõado lle será. 10  A
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  Refrain     
11 Bẽeito seja o que loará CSM 290:11In this cantiga, the first line of the refrain alternates between the rather negative original Maldito seja quen non loará and the more positive-sounding Bẽeito seja o que loará. The second line of the refrain is always the same. 10  A
12 a que en si todas bondades á. 10  A
 
  Stanza III     
13 Maldito seja quen non dissér ben 10  b
14 daquela en que non falece ren 10  b
15 de quant' a bondad' e a prez convên, 10  b
16 e esto ja mais non lle falirá. 10  A
  Maldito seja quen non loará...    
 
  Stanza IV     
17 Bẽeito seja quen sempre servir 10  b
18 a Madre de Déus, Virgen sen falir; 10  b
19 ca, pois que deste mundo se partir, 10  b
20 ant' o séu Fillo o presentará. 10  A
  Bẽeito seja o que loará...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/290
 
  Stanza V     
21 Maldito seja quen ben non dissér 10  b
22 da mellor das bõas e non quisér 10  b
23 aver séu amor enquanto podér, 10  b
24 ca por aquest' o de Déus averá. 10  A
  Maldito seja quen non loará...    
 
  Stanza VI     
25 Bẽeito seja o que gran prazer 10  b
26 á de loar tal Sennor, que aver 10  b
27 nos fez amor de Déus e connocer 10  b
28 ela que por nós todos rogará. 10  A
  Bẽeito seja o que loará...    
 

Footnotes

Line 11:

In this cantiga, the first line of the refrain alternates between the rather negative original Maldito seja quen non loará and the more positive-sounding Bẽeito seja o que loará. The second line of the refrain is always the same.

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Manuscript references

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

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Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 290http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=290

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Metrical summary

Refrain

10  10

Stanzas

10  10  10  10

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVI
Aa
b ɛɾ

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow507:35
Slow1003:47
Medium1502:31
Fast2001:53
Very fast2501:31

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: 380