CSM Cantiga 410 Lyrics: Quen Santa María servir

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Quen Santa María servir
Cantiga 410: Quen Santa María servir
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Prólogo das cantigas das cinco féstas de Santa María.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Quen Santa María servir, 8  A
2 non póde no séu ben falir. 8  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 E porque éu gran sabor ei 8  b
4 de a servir, serví-la-ei, 8  b
5 e quanto podér punnarei 8  b
6 d' os séus miragres descobrir. 8  A
  Quen Santa María servir...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Pero direi ant' en bon son 8  b
8 das sas cinque féstas, que son 8  b
9 mui nóbres, e direi razôn 8  b
10 que praza a quena oír. 8  A
  Quen Santa María servir...    
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  Stanza III     
11 Santa Egreja ordinnou 8  b
12 cinque féstas, porque achou 8  b
13 cinque letras no nome sou, 8  b
14 como vos quéro departir. 8  A
  Quen Santa María servir...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 A primeira, que ‘ÉME’ é, 8  b
16 móstra de com' a nóssa fé, 8  b
17 nacend' ela, naceu e sé 8  b
18 i firm' a queno comedir. 8  A
  Quen Santa María servir...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 ‘A’ móstra a saüdaciôn 8  b
20 d' Ave que Gabrïél entôn 8  b
21 lle disse que fillo barôn, 8  b
22 Déus e óm', iría parir. 8  A
  Quen Santa María servir...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/410
 
  Stanza VI     
23 ‘ÉRRE’ móstra como reinou 8  b
24 ontr' as vírgẽes, u amou 8  b
25 sa virgĩidad' e guardou 8  b
26 por toda bondade comprir. 8  A
  Quen Santa María servir...    
 
  Stanza VII     
27 ‘I’, indo de ben en mellor 8  b
28 foi ofrecer o Salvador, 8  b
29 séu Fill', a Déus con gran sabor 8  b
30 de fazer-nos a céo ir. 8  A
  Quen Santa María servir...    
 
  Stanza VIII     
31 ‘A’ ar mostrou carreira tal 8  b
32 u desta vida temporal 8  b
33 sobiu aa celestïal 8  b
34 por nos fazer alá sobir. 8  A
  Quen Santa María servir...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/410
 
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Manuscript references

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

[E]FSM Prologueviewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/002small.htmlExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 410http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=410

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Metrical summary

Refrain

8  8

Stanzas

8  8  8  8

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIII
A
b ei̯ou̯ɛou̯al

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow508:00
Slow1004:00
Medium1502:39
Fast2002:00
Very fast2501:36

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: 400