CSM Cantiga 380 Lyrics: Sen calar nen tardar

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Sen calar nen tardar
Cantiga 380: Sen calar nen tardar
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Esta é de loor de Santa María.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Sen calar 3  A
2 nen tardar 3  A
3 deve todavía 5' B
4 óm' onrrar 3  A
5 e loar 3  A
6 a Santa María. 5' B
 
  Stanza I     
7 Ca ela non tardou 6  c
8 quando nos acorreu 6  d
9 e da prijôn sacou 6  c
10 du Éva nos meteu, 6  d
11 u pesar 3  A
12 e cuidar 3  A
13 sempre nos crecía; 5' B
14 mais guïar 3  A
15 e levar 3  A
16 foi u Déus siía. 5' B
  Sen calar...    
 
  Stanza II     
17 E amar outrossí 6  c
18 devemos mais d' al ren; 6  d
19 e, com' éu vej' e vi, 6  c
20 sempre quér nósso ben, 6  d
21 ca britar 3  A
22 e deitar 3  A
23 foi da sennoría 5' B
24 quen mezcrar 3  A
25 e buscar 3  A
26 mal con Déus quería 5' B
  Sen calar...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
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  Stanza III     
27 A nós que somos séus 6  c
28 quitamente sen al 6  d
29 dela, porque de Déus 6  c
30 é Madre que nos val 6  d
31 quand' errar 3  A
32 e pecar 3  A
33 per nóssa folía 5' B
34 imos, ar 3  A
35 perdõar 3  A
36 nos faz cada día. 5' B
  Sen calar...    
 
  Stanza IV     
37 Ar en dar-lle loor 6  c
38 avemos gran razôn, 6  d
39 ca Déus a fez mellor 6  c
40 de quantas cousas son; 6  d
41 que sen par, 3  A
42 sen dultar, 3  A
43 ést'. E quen diría 5' B
44 en trobar 3  A
45 nen cantar 3  A
46 quant' i converría? 5' B
  Sen calar...    
 
  Stanza V     
47 Porên non quedarei 6  c
48 de sempre lle pedir 6  d
49 mercee, e rogar-ll-ei 6  c .on
50 que se de mi servir 6  d
51 quér e dar 3  A
52 me logar 3  A
53 u quant' éu querría 5' B
54 eixalçar 3  A
55 e poiar 3  A
56 séus feitos María. 5' B
  Sen calar...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/380
 
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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 380http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=380

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Metrical summary

Refrain

3  3  5'  3  3  5'

Stanzas

6  6  6  6  3  3  5'  3  3  5'

Rhyme

AABAAB / cdcdAABAAB
 RIIIIIIIVV
A
Bi.a
c ou̯iɛu̯sei̯
d eu̯al

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow507:40
Slow1003:50
Medium1502:33
Fast2001:55
Very fast2501:32

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: 384