CSM Cantiga 315 Lyrics: Tant' aos pecadores Cantiga 315This cantiga has a little bit of everything in terms of metrical fixes: synaeresis, elision, deletion, synalepha and diaeresis. See the specific line notes below.

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Tant' aos pecadores
Cantiga 315: Tant' aos pecadores
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Esta é como Santa María guareceu en Tocha, que é cabo Madride, un meninno que tiínna ũa espiga de triígo no ventre.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado, 6' | 6' A
2 per que séu santo nome | dev' a seer mui loado. CSM 315:2From the single overlaid punctum .o in [E], synaeresis in seer is very clearly intended. 6' | 6' A .o
 
  Stanza I     
3 E daquesto avẽo | miragre mui fremoso 6' | 6' b
4 que fez Santa María, | e d' oír saboroso, 6' | 6' b
5 cabo Madrid' en Tocha, | logar religïoso, 6' | 6' b
6 que vos contarei óra, | se me for ascuitado. 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 En ũ' aldea préto | de Madride morava CSM 315:7Elision of ũa before a- is fairly common—e.g. ũ' aldea in CSM 215:16 and 351:5, ũ' arca in CSM 148:7 and 362:10, and elsewhere—so I have used it here in preference to marking synalepha on a single punctum. 6' | 6' b
8 ũa mollér mesquinna, | e séu fillo crïava 6' | 6' b
9 que avía pequeno, | que mais ca si amava, 6' | 6' b
10 que a perder ouvéra, | se non fosse guardado 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/315
 
  Stanza III     
11 Pola Virgen bẽeita, | de como vos diremos. 6' | 6' b
12 Ca aquela mesquinna | foi, en com' aprendemos, 6' | 6' b
13 a espigar con outras | e, com' oíd' avemos, 6' | 6' b
14 séu fill', aquel meninno, | en braç' ouve levado. 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 E quand' entrou na messe | u outras espigavan, CSM 315:15Synalepha in the original u as here would be awkward, leaving the compressed syllable on just a single semibreve .e. Instead I have opted to drop the unnecessary word as, following [JMMS]. A plausible alternative would be to drop the initial vowel of espigavan and pronounce the two s's as one: u as outras'spigavan. 6' | 6' b
16 agarimou o moço | a feixes que estavan 6' | 6' b
17 feitos d' espigas muitas, | que todos apannavan, 6' | 6' b
18 e a Santa María | o ouv' acomendado 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Que llo guardass'. E lógo | o meninno achada 6' | 6' b
20 ouv' ũa grand' espiga | de grãos carregada 6' | 6' b
21 de triígo, que na boca | meteu e que passada CSM 315:21Synaeresis in triígo works well musically, as trii- gets a descending plica .ron. Note also that the shorter variant trigo appears in CSM 112:9. 6' | 6' b .ron
22 a ouve muit' aginna; | onde pois foi coitado 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/315
 
  Stanza VI     
23 Tan muito, que o ventre | lle creceu sen mesura. 6' | 6' b
24 Quand' esto viu a madre, | ouv' ên tan gran rancura, 6' | 6' b
25 porque cuidou que éra | mórto per sa ventura 6' | 6' b
26 maa; e a Madride | o levou muit' inchado. 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
 
  Stanza VII     
27 E cuidando que éra | de poçonna aquel feito 6' | 6' b .ron
28 de coovr' ou d' aranna, | ca sól seer tal preito, 6' | 6' b
29 teve-o muitos días | assí atán maltreito, 6' | 6' b
30 que sempre sospeitava | que morress' afogado. 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
 
  Stanza VIII     
31 E mentr' assí estava, | déron-lle por conssello 6' | 6' b
32 que a Santa María, | que éste nóss' espello, 6' | 6' b
33 de Tocha o levasse, | e esto per concello, 6' | 6' b
34 ca Déus i mostraría | miragre sinaado. 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/315
 
  Stanza IX     
35 A mollér fillou lógo | séu fill' e foi correndo 6' | 6' b
36 con el, chorando muito, | braadand' e dizendo: 6' | 6' b
37 “Virgen Santa María, | com' éu creo e entendo, CSM 315:37Synalepha in e entendo also comes out well, with the combined metrical syllable e en- also falling on a plica .ron. 6' | 6' b .ron
38 sãar pódes méu fillo | sen tempo alongado.” 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
 
  Stanza X     
39 Quando foi na eigreja, | o meninno fillaron 6' | 6' b
40 ela e sas vezinnas | e lógo o deitaron 6' | 6' b
41 ant' o altar, e lógo | todo o desnüaron 6' | 6' b
42 por veer se parara | algur bic' ou furado. 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
 
  Stanza XI     
43 O moço desnüando, | cataron e cousiron 6' | 6' b
44 com' éra tod' inchado; | maïs non lle sentiron CSM 315:44Diaeresis in mais also occurs in CSM 192:37 and 192:69. 6' | 6' b .o
45 senôn que a espiga | lógo lla saír viron 6' | 6' b
46 tod' enteira e sãa | pelo sẽéstro lado. 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/315
 
  Stanza XII     
47 Quand' esto viu a gente, | déron todos loores 6' | 6' b
48 a Déus e a sa Madre, | a Sennor das sennores, 6' | 6' b
49 que faz taes miragres | e outros mui maiores; 6' | 6' b
50 e porend' o séu nome | seja grorificado. 6' | 6' A
  Tant' aos pecadores | a Virgen val de grado...    
 

Footnotes

This cantiga has a little bit of everything in terms of metrical fixes: synaeresis, elision, deletion, synalepha and diaeresis. See the specific line notes below.

Line 2:

From the single overlaid punctum .o in [E], synaeresis in seer is very clearly intended.

Line 7:

Elision of ũa before a- is fairly common—e.g. ũ' aldea in CSM 215:16 and 351:5, ũ' arca in CSM 148:7 and 362:10, and elsewhere—so I have used it here in preference to marking synalepha on a single punctum.

Line 15:

Synalepha in the original u as here would be awkward, leaving the compressed syllable on just a single semibreve .e. Instead I have opted to drop the unnecessary word as, following [JMMS]. A plausible alternative would be to drop the initial vowel of espigavan and pronounce the two s's as one: u as outras'spigavan.

Line 21:

Synaeresis in triígo works well musically, as trii- gets a descending plica .ron. Note also that the shorter variant trigo appears in CSM 112:9.

Line 37:

Synalepha in e entendo also comes out well, with the combined metrical syllable e en- also falling on a plica .ron.

Line 44:

Diaeresis in mais also occurs in CSM 192:37 and 192:69.

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Manuscript references

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

[E]315viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/560small.htmlExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 315http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=315

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Metrical summary

Refrain

6' | 6'  6' | 6'

Stanzas

6' | 6'  6' | 6'  6' | 6'  6' | 6'

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXXXIXII
Aado
b ozoaβaemosaβaŋadauɾaei̯toeʎoendoaɾoŋiɾoŋoɾes

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow5020:43
Slow10010:21
Medium1506:54
Fast2005:10
Very fast2504:08

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: 1036