CSM Cantiga 301 Lyrics: Macar faz Santa María

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Macar faz Santa María
Cantiga 301: Macar faz Santa María
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Como Santa María de Vila-Sirga tirou un escudeiro de prijôn, que o tiínnan en Carrôn pera matar.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Macar faz Santa María | miragres dũa natura, 7' | 7' A
2 muitas vezes i os cambia | por mostrar sa apostura. 7' | 7' A
 
  Stanza I     
3 E daquest' un gran miragre | demostrou ũa vegada 7' | 7' b
4 a Virgen en Vila-Sirga, | na sa eigreja onrrada, 7' | 7' b
5 por un escudeiro preso | que ena prijôn rogada 7' | 7' b
6 a ouve que o livrasse | daquela prijôn tan dura. 7' | 7' A
  Macar faz Santa María | miragres dũa natura...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Ca el en mui grandes férros | e en cadẽas jazía 7' | 7' b
8 pres' en Carrôn, ca fezéra | por que a morrer devía; 7' | 7' b
9 pero sempre jajũava | días de Santa María, 7' | 7' b
10 na sa mercee fïando, | mui comprida de mesura. 7' | 7' A
  Macar faz Santa María | miragres dũa natura...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/301
 
  Stanza III     
11 Quando soube que julgado | éra que lle déssen mórte, 7' | 7' b
12 chorou muito dos séus ollos | e fezo chanto mui fórte, 7' | 7' b
13 dizend': “Ai, Santa María, | tu que és lum' e conórte 7' | 7' b
14 dos coitados, tu me guarda | de tan gran malaventura 7' | 7' A
  Macar faz Santa María | miragres dũa natura...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Que en tal prijôn non moira | nen ar seja justiçado; 7' | 7' b
16 mas ta mercee me valla | e non cates méu pecado, 7' | 7' b
17 e se t' algún pesar fige, | que seja éu perdõado, 7' | 7' b
18 e des oi mais te prometo | que me guarde de loucura.” 7' | 7' A
  Macar faz Santa María | miragres dũa natura...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Des quand' aquest' ouve dito, | apareceu-ll' a Reínna 7' | 7' b
20 dos céos con gran companna | d' ángeos que sigo tiínna, CSM 301:20In this line both ángeos and tiínna are obvious candidates for synaeresis, each word commonly being compressed elsewhere, but I have chosen the latter as it fits the rhythm of the music in [E] much more convincingly. 7' | 7' b .on
21 e fillou-o pela mão | e soltó-o muit' aginna 7' | 7' b
22 dos férros, e disse lógo: | “Sal desta prijôn escura.” 7' | 7' A
  Macar faz Santa María | miragres dũa natura...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/301
 
  Stanza VI     
23 E lógo se sentiu livre | da prijôn o escudeiro 7' | 7' b
24 u jazía, e aquesto | foi ao sono primeiro, 7' | 7' b
25 e achou-s' en Vila-Sirga, | e foi ende ben certeiro 7' | 7' b
26 que o fezéra a Virgen, | cujo ben por sempr' atura. 7' | 7' A
  Macar faz Santa María | miragres dũa natura...    
 
  Stanza VII     
27 E quantos ena eigreja | achou fezo ben certãos 7' | 7' b
28 deste feito, pois lle viron | tẽer os férros nas mãos 7' | 7' b
29 ant' o altar a desóra, | e todos séus nembros sãos; 7' | 7' b
30 e porên loaron todos | a Virgen santa e pura. 7' | 7' A
  Macar faz Santa María | miragres dũa natura...    
 

Footnotes

Line 20:

In this line both ángeos and tiínna are obvious candidates for synaeresis, each word commonly being compressed elsewhere, but I have chosen the latter as it fits the rhythm of the music in [E] much more convincingly.

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Manuscript references

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

[E]301viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/535small.htmlExternal link
[F]82 

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 301http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=301

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Metrical summary

Refrain

7' | 7'  7' | 7'

Stanzas

7' | 7'  7' | 7'  7' | 7'  7' | 7'

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVII
Auɾa
b adai.aɔɾteadoiɲaei̯ɾoaŋos

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow5014:04
Slow1007:02
Medium1504:41
Fast2003:31
Very fast2502:48

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: 704