CSM Cantiga 425 Lyrics: Alegría, alegría

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Alegría, alegría
Cantiga 425: Alegría, alegría
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Esta terceira é como Nóstro Sennor resurgiu e como se mostrou aos apóstolos e aas tres Marías.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Alegría, alegría 7' A
2 façamos ja todavía. 7' A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Mui grand' alegría fazer 8  b
4 devemos, ca Déus quis morrer 8  b
5 por nós e a mórte vencer 8  b
6 morrendo, que nos vencía. 7' A
  Alegría, alegría...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Quen tan grand' alegría viu 8  b
8 com' esta? Ca nos reemiu 8  b
9 Déus por sa mórt' e resurgiu 8  b
10 do sepulcr' a tercer día. 7' A
  Alegría, alegría...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/425
 
  Stanza III     
11 Grand' alegría nos creceu 8  b
12 quando do céo decendeu 8  b
13 o ángeo, e que tremeu 8  b
14 a térra u el decía. 7' A
  Alegría, alegría...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Grand' alegría nos déu Déus 8  b
16 quando con pavor os judéus 8  b
17 do ángeo, esses encréus, 8  b
18 cada un deles caía. 7' A
  Alegría, alegría...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Grand' alegría, a la fé, 8  b
20 foi pois María Salomé 8  b
21 e Jacóbe con aloé 8  b
22 e Madalena María, 7' A
  Alegría, alegría...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/425
 
  Stanza VI     
23 Mui grand' alegría nos dar 8  b
24 foi Déus u o foron buscar 8  b
25 ao mõiment', e achar 8  b
26 niũa delas podía. 7' A
  Alegría, alegría...    
 
  Stanza VII     
27 Grand' alegría ouv' alí 8  b
28 entôn quando lles diss' assí 8  b
29 o ángeo “non ést' aquí”, 8  b
30 que sobr' a pédra seía. 7' A
  Alegría, alegría...    
 
  Stanza VIII     
31 Grand' alegría, sen mentir, 8  b
32 foi u lles disse: “Resurgir 8  b
33 quis Jeso-Crist', e se vos ir 8  b
34 queredes u el dizía, 7' A
  Alegría, alegría...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/425
 
  Stanza IX     
35 Grand' alegría vos será; 8  b
36 ca o veeredes alá 8  b
37 en Galilea, u está 8  b
38 según vos el dit' avía.” 7' A
  Alegría, alegría...    
 
  Stanza X     
39 Alegría de coraçôn 8  b
40 ouvéron elas; e entôn 8  b
41 foron alá, e Simeôn 8  b
42 Pédr' i foi, a que prazía. 7' A
  Alegría, alegría...    
 
  Stanza XI     
43 Mai-la alegría maior 8  b
44 foi a da Madre do Sennor, 8  b
45 que resurgiu, e gran sabor, 8  b
46 porque viu o que creía. 7' A
  Alegría, alegría...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/425
 
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Manuscript references

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Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 425http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=425

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Metrical summary

Refrain

7'  7'

Stanzas

8  8  8  7'

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXXXI
Ai.a
b iu̯eu̯ɛu̯sɛia

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow5010:52
Slow1005:26
Medium1503:37
Fast2002:43
Very fast2502:10

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: 544