CSM Cantiga 47 Lyrics: Virgen Santa María

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Virgen Santa María
Cantiga 47: Virgen Santa María
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Esta é como Santa María guardou o monge, que o démo quis espantar por lo fazer perder.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Virgen Santa María, 6' A
2 guarda-nos, se te praz, 6  B
3 da gran sabedoría 6' A
4 que eno démo jaz. 6  B
 
  Stanza I     
5 Ca ele noit' e día | punna de nos meter 6' | 6  c
6 per que façamos érro, | porque a Déus perder 6' | 6  c
7 ajamo-lo téu Fillo, | que quis por nós sofrer 6' | 6  c
8 na cruz paxôn e mórte, | que ouvéssemos paz. 6' | 6  B
  Virgen Santa María...    
 
  Stanza II     
9 E desto, méus amigos, | vos quér' óra contar 6' | 6  c
10 un miragre fremoso, | de que fix méu cantar, 6' | 6  c
11 como Santa María | foi un monge guardar 6' | 6  c
12 da tentaçôn do démo, | a que do ben despraz. 6' | 6  B
  Virgen Santa María...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/47
 
  Stanza III     
13 Este monj' ordinnado | éra, segund' oí, 6' | 6  c
14 muit', e mui ben sa orden | tiínna, com' aprendí; CSM 47:14Synaeresis in tiínna is very common, and is confirmed here by [T] where the music for this stanza is written out, and this word (spelled tĩja) gets just one note and one ligature, .o + .ra. 6' | 6  c .o
15 mas o démo arteiro | o contorvou assí 6' | 6  c
16 que o fez na adega | bever do vinn' assaz. 6' | 6  B
  Virgen Santa María...    
 
  Stanza IV     
17 Pero beved' estava | muit', o monge quis s' ir 6' | 6  c
18 dereit' aa eigreja; | mas o dém' a saír 6' | 6  c
19 en figura de touro | o foi, polo ferir 6' | 6  c
20 con séus córnos merjudos, | ben como touro faz. 6' | 6  B
  Virgen Santa María...    
 
  Stanza V     
21 Quand' esto viu o monge, | fèramên s' espantou 6' | 6  c
22 e a Santa María | mui de rijo chamou, 6' | 6  c
23 que ll' apareceu lógu' e | o tour' amẽaçou, 6' | 6  c
24 dizendo: “Vai ta vía, | muit' és de mal solaz.” 6' | 6  B
  Virgen Santa María...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/47
 
  Stanza VI     
25 Pois en figura d' óme | pareceu-ll' outra vez, 6' | 6  c
26 longu' e magr' e veloso | e negro come pez; 6' | 6  c
27 mas acorreu-lle lógo | a Virgen de bon prez, 6' | 6  c
28 dizendo: “Fuge, mao, | mui peor que rapaz.” 6' | 6  B
  Virgen Santa María...    
 
  Stanza VII     
29 Pois entrou na eigreja, | ar pareceu-ll' entôn 6' | 6  c
30 o démo en figura | de mui bravo leôn; 6' | 6  c
31 mas a Virgen mui santa | déu-lle con un bastôn, 6' | 6  c
32 dizendo: “Tól-t', astroso, | e lógo te desfaz.” 6' | 6  B
  Virgen Santa María...    
 
  Stanza VIII     
33 Pois que Santa María | o séu monj' acorreu, 6' | 6  c
34 como vos ei ja dito, | e ll' o medo tolleu 6' | 6  c
35 do démo e do vinno, | con que éra sandeu, 6' | 6  c
36 disse-ll': “Oi mais te guarda | e non sejas malvaz.” 6' | 6  B
  Virgen Santa María...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/47
 

Footnotes

Line 14:

Synaeresis in tiínna is very common, and is confirmed here by [T] where the music for this stanza is written out, and this word (spelled tĩja) gets just one note and one ligature, .o + .ra.

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Footnotes

E1:

See E2.

E2:

The final stem of the original long plica at this position is definitely crossed out in the manuscript facsimile, and it seems likely that the scribe's intention was to strike both stems of the second component note, turning it into the equivalent of the corresponding augmented notes at E1, E3 and following lines. (In general, .ono and .one are used with the same metrical value anyway.)

E3:

See E2.

E4:

The virga .on at this position in the manuscript has no underlaid text and appears to be a scribal error.

Manuscript references

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

[E]47viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/134small.htmlExternal link
[T]47 
[To]61view p1http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob057small.gifExternal link
view p2http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob058small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 47http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=47

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

6'  6  6'  6

Stanzas

6' | 6  6' | 6  6' | 6  6' | 6

Rhyme

ABAB / cccB
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIII
Ai.a 
B
c iou̯eu̯

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow5013:00
Slow1006:30
Medium1504:19
Fast2003:15
Very fast2502:36

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: 650