CSM Cantiga 367 Lyrics: Grandes miragres faz Santa María

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Grandes miragres faz Santa María
Cantiga 367: Grandes miragres faz Santa María
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Como Santa María do Pórto guareceu al Rei Don Afonso dũa grand' enfermedade de que lle inchavan as pérnas tan muito que lle non podían caber enas calças.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Grandes miragres faz Santa María 10' A
2 e fremosos a quen s' en ela fía. 10' A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Ca en aquele que s' a ela chama 10' b
4 e a sérv' e a loa e a ama, 10' b
5 macar jaça en leito ou en cama 10' b
6 con gran door, sãa-o todavía. 10' A
  Grandes miragres faz Santa María...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Dest' un miragre quéro que sabiades 10' b
8 que fez mui grande na que esperades 10' b
9 todos mercee e u a achades 10' b
10 en todo tempo, de noit' e de día. 10' A
  Grandes miragres faz Santa María...    
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  Stanza III     
11 Aquest' avẽo al Rei de Castéla 10' b
12 e de Santïago de Compostéla 10' b
13 quand' ía veer a igreja béla 10' b
14 que el fezéra na Andaluzía, 10' A
  Grandes miragres faz Santa María...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Que en mui pouco tempo acabada 10' b
16 foi a onrra da Virgen corõada, 10' b
17 e de torres e de muro cercada, 10' b
18 segund' aquel logar mestér avía. 10' A
  Grandes miragres faz Santa María...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Aquel Rei fora enferm' en Sevilla 10' b
20 de grand' enfermidad' a maravilla, 10' b
21 de que guariu por aquela que trilla 10' b
22 mui mal o démo chẽo de perfía. 10' A
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  Stanza VI     
23 E pois guariu desta enfermidade, 10' b
24 el Rei ouv' entôn mui gran voontade 10' b
25 d' ir a logar u tan gran santidade 10' b
26 á com' alí; e el en romaría 10' A
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  Stanza VII     
27 Foi alá lógo per mar e per térra. 10' b
28 E macar ll' o tempo fez mui gran guérra, 10' b
29 guïó-o ben aquela que non érra 10' b
30 a quena sérve ben sen oufanía. 10' A
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  Stanza VIII     
31 E ind' el Rei per mar, tanto ll' incharon 10' b
32 as pérnas ambas e se lle pararon 10' b
33 assí vermellas que todos cuidaron 10' b
34 que daquel mal mui tarde sãaría. 10' A
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  Stanza IX     
35 Ca ja de tal guisa inchad' avían 10' b
36 que enas osas caber non podían; 10' b
37 demais os coiros delas se fendían 10' b
38 e agua amaréla ên saía. 10' A
  Grandes miragres faz Santa María...    
 
  Stanza X     
39 Mais el Rei, que toda sa esperança 10' b
40 avía ena Virgen sen dultança, 10' b
41 non quis por esto fazer demorança, 10' b
42 mais foi-s' ao Pórto quant' ir podía. 10' A
  Grandes miragres faz Santa María...    
 
  Stanza XI     
43 E chegou vérnes aa sa igreja 10' b
44 daquesta Virgen que bẽeita seja, 10' b
45 e con est' enfermidade sobeja 10' b
46 foi ant' o séu altar tẽer vegía. 10' A
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  Stanza XII     
47 E quand' os madudinnos começaron 10' b
48 os séus clérigos, que os ben cantaron, 10' b
49 lóg' amba-las pérnas lle desincharon 10' b
50 e guareceu daquela maloutía. 10' A
  Grandes miragres faz Santa María...    
 
  Stanza XIII     
51 E el Rei lógu' e toda sa companna, 10' b
52 que viron a maravilla tamanna, 10' b
53 loaron muito a que nos gaanna 10' b
54 de Déus saúd' e nos dá alegría. 10' A
  Grandes miragres faz Santa María...    
 
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Footnotes

E1:

There is evidently some confusion in the musical notation of this cantiga between .on .e .e and .on .o .o and .o .e .e at the start of each phrase. For a simple and consistent ternary rhythm, however, the first of these three sequences seems to be required in all cases, so I would suggest replacing the others wherever they occur. Anglés makes essentially the same observation in a footnote to his original 1943 transcription, but in neither that transcription itself nor in the alternative one that he provided in the 1958 studies (volume III-2) does he follow what seems, to me, to be his own good advice.

E2:

This flat is missing from the refrain in [E] but is present in the vuelta below.

E3:

This final note is missing from the manuscript, so I have copied the one from the end of the refrain, which can just about be seen in the manuscript crashing into the decorated capital C at the start of the first stanza. (Perhaps the music scribe was copying what he'd written earlier and didn't spot it.)

Manuscript references

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

[E]367viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/655small.htmlExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 367http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=367

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Metrical summary

Refrain

10'  10'

Stanzas

10'  10'  10'  10'

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXXXIXIIXIII
Ai.a
b amaadesɛlaadaiʎaadeɛrraaɾoŋi.aŋanʦaeʤaaɾoŋaɲa

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow5017:36
Slow1008:48
Medium1505:51
Fast2004:24
Very fast2503:31

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: 880