CSM Cantiga 402 Lyrics: Santa María, nembre-vos de mi Cantiga 402There is no epigraph for this cantiga in [E], and no index entry there from which text could be taken. Neither is there any music, and the cantiga does not appear in any other manuscript, so a simple spoken recitation is a good option for performance. Another would be to use the music from a different cantiga with the same metre, for example CSM 22, 44, 58.

Standard spelling
Santa María, nembre-vos de mi
Cantiga 402: Santa María, nembre-vos de mi
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Standard spelling
Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Santa María, nembre-vos de mi 10  A  
2 e daquelo pouco que vos serví. 10  A  
 
  Stanza I     
3 Non catedes a como pecador 10  b  
4 sõo, mais catad' a vóssa valor 10  b  
5 e por un mui pouco que de loor 10  b  
6 dixe de vós, en que ren non mentí. 10  A  
  Santa María, nembre-vos de mi...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Non catedes como pequei assaz, 10  b  
8 mais catad' o gran ben que en vós jaz; 10  b  
9 ca vós me fezéstes como quen faz 10  b  
10 sa cousa quita toda pera si. 10  A  
  Santa María, nembre-vos de mi...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/402
 
  Stanza III     
11 Non catedes a como pequei gréu, 10  b  
12 mais catad' o gran ben que vos Déus déu; 10  b  
13 ca outro ben senôn vós non ei éu 10  b  
14 nen ouve nunca des quando nací. 10  A  
  Santa María, nembre-vos de mi...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Non catedes en como fui errar, 10  b  
16 mas catad' o vósso ben que sen par 10  b  
17 ést' e de como Déus a perdõar 10  b  
18 nos á por vós; e sei que ést' assí. 10  A  
  Santa María, nembre-vos de mi...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Non catedes a como fui falir, 10  b  
20 mais catade como non sei u ir 10  b  
21 senôn a vós por mercee pedir, 10  b  
22 u a achei cada que a pedí. 10  A  
  Santa María, nembre-vos de mi...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/402
 
  Stanza VI     
23 E querede que vos veja alí CSM 402:23If the music from another cantiga is used (see the main note above), then this two-line finda should be sung to the music for the refrain. 10  A  
24 u vós sodes, quando me for daquí. 10  A  
 

Footnotes

There is no epigraph for this cantiga in [E], and no index entry there from which text could be taken. Neither is there any music, and the cantiga does not appear in any other manuscript, so a simple spoken recitation is a good option for performance. Another would be to use the music from a different cantiga with the same metre, for example CSM 22, 44, 58.

Line 23:

If the music from another cantiga is used (see the main note above), then this two-line finda should be sung to the music for the refrain.

Cantiga 402 has no music.

Manuscript references

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

[E]402 

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 402http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=402

Links to the Oxford database are provided with the kind permission of the project team. When planning a concert or recording, I would recommend that you use (and credit) my more pragmatic texts and supporting materials in the preparation of your performance, but that you request permission from the Oxford database team to reproduce (and credit) their own critically edited texts in your programme or liner notes, as these adhere to stricter criteria that keep them closer to the original sources, and undoubtedly have the greater academic authority.

Metrical summary

Refrain

10  10

Stanzas

10  10  10  10 I II III IV V
10  10 VI

Rhyme

AA / bbbA ~ AA
 RIIIIIIIVVVI
Ai
b ɛu̯ 

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow506:47
Slow1003:23
Medium1502:15
Fast2001:42
Very fast2501:21

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: 340