CSM Cantiga 350 Lyrics: Santa María, Sennor

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Santa María, Sennor
Cantiga 350: Santa María, Sennor
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Esta é de loor de Santa María.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Santa María, Sennor, 7  A
2 val-nos u nos mestér for. 7  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 E val-nos, Santa María, 7' b
4 ca mestér é que nos vallas, 7' c
5 ca tu por nós noit' e día 7' b
6 cono dïabo barallas 7' c
7 e ar punnas todavía 7' b
8 por encobrir nóssas fallas, 7' c
9 e por nos dar alegría 7' b
10 con Déus sempre te traballas, 7' c
11 ca tu és razõador 7  A
12 a el polo pecador. 7  A
  Santa María, Sennor...    
 
  Stanza II     
13 Val-nos, Virgen grorïosa, 7' b
14 cona ta mui gran vertude, 7' c
15 pois ta carne precïosa 7' b
16 pres Déus por nóssa saúde; 7' c
17 e porend', ai, pïadosa, 7' b
18 ta mercee nos escude 7' c
19 contra a compann' astrosa 7' b
20 do démo, e nos ajude; 7' c
21 ca tu na coita maior 7  A
22 vales ao pecador. 7  A
  Santa María, Sennor...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
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  Stanza III     
23 E val-nos, nóbre Reínna, 7' b
24 con tas grandes pïadades, 7' c
25 e sei nóssa meezinna 7' b
26 nas grandes enfermidades, 7' c
27 e nóssa carne mesquinna 7' b
28 guarda de fazer maldades; 7' c
29 ca tu nos pódes aginna 7' b
30 acorrer con tas bondades, 7' c
31 e por ti Nóstro Sennor 7  A
32 perdõa o pecador. 7  A
  Santa María, Sennor...    
 
  Stanza IV     
33 Val-nos, Sennor de mesura, 7' b
34 ca por nós no mundo nada 7' c
35 fuste, e o da altura 7' b
36 Déus fillou en ti pousada 7' c
37 e fez de ti, Virgen pura, 7' b
38 Madre e nóss' avogada, CSM 350:38In this line it is very hard to choose between Madr' e nossa avogada and Madre e noss' avogada as the better resolution for the surplus metrical syllable. Each works well with the music, and both elisions are well attested elsewhere. 7' c
39 por nos meter na folgura 7' b
40 u te fez el corõada, 7' c
41 e te fez dos santos fror 7  A
42 e guarda do pecador. 7  A
  Santa María, Sennor...    
 
  Stanza V     
43 E val-nos por ta bondade 7' b
44 tan grande que sempr' ouviste, 7' c
45 porque a gran deïdade 7' b
46 de Déus en ti enchoíste; 7' c
47 e mantên-nos con verdade, 7' b
48 que tu sempre manteviste, 7' c
49 e de mui gran falssidade 7' b
50 nos guarda, que mal quisiste 7' c
51 e quéres, e ás sabor 7  A
52 de valer o pecador. 7  A
  Santa María, Sennor...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/350
 

Footnotes

Line 38:

In this line it is very hard to choose between Madr' e nossa avogada and Madre e noss' avogada as the better resolution for the surplus metrical syllable. Each works well with the music, and both elisions are well attested elsewhere.

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Manuscript references

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

[E]350viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/624small.htmlExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 350http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=350

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Metrical summary

Refrain

7  7

Stanzas

7'  7'  7'  7'  7'  7'  7'  7'  7  7

Rhyme

AA / bcbcbcbcAA
 RIIIIIIIVV
A
b i.aozaiɲauɾaade
c aʎasudeadesadaiste

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow509:28
Slow1004:44
Medium1503:09
Fast2002:22
Very fast2501:53

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: 474