CSM Cantiga 50 Lyrics: Non deve null' óme desto per ren dultar

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Non deve null' óme desto per ren dultar
Cantiga 50: Non deve null' óme desto per ren dultar
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Este é de loor de Santa María, que móstra por que razôn encarnou Nóstro Sennor en ela.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Non deve null' óme desto per ren dultar 12  A
2 que Déus ena Virgen vẽo carne fillar. 12  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 E dultar non deve, por quanto vos direi, 12  b
4 porque, se non foss' esto, non viramos Rei 12  b
5 que córpos e almas nos julgass', éu o sei, 12  b
6 como Jeso-Cristo nos verrá joïgar. 12  A
  Non deve null' óme desto per ren dultar...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Nen d' outra maneira nós non viramos Déus, 12  b
8 nen amor con dóo nunca dos feitos séus 12  b
9 ouveramos, se el non foss', amigos méus, 12  b
10 tal que nóssos ollos o podéssen catar. 12  A
  Non deve null' óme desto per ren dultar...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/50
 
  Stanza III     
11 Ca Déus en si meesmo ele mingua non á, CSM 50:11Mettmann mẽesmo; [To] meesmo; [T] meesmo (direct underlay to one ligature + one note); [E] mẽesmo. The form found in [To] and [T] is more amenable to the synaeresis required here. Note that mesmo doesn't occur in that exact form in the cantigas, although the feminine mesma crops up in CSM 194:15 and 360:9. 12  b .onwaron
12 nen fame nen sede nen frío nunca ja, 12  b
13 nen door nen coita; pois quen se doerá 12  b
14 del, nen pïadade averá nen pesar? 12  A
  Non deve null' óme desto per ren dultar...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 E porên dos céos quis en térra decer 12  b
16 sen seer partido nen menguar séu poder; 12  b
17 e quis ena Virgen por nós carne prender, 12  b
18 e leixou-s' encima, demais, por nós matar. 12  A
  Non deve null' óme desto per ren dultar...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Onde come a Déus lle devemos amor 12  b
20 e come a Padre e nósso Crïador, 12  b
21 e come a óme del coita e door 12  b
22 avermos de quanto quis por nós endurar. 12  A
  Non deve null' óme desto per ren dultar...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/50
 
  Stanza VI     
23 E a Santa Virgen, en que s' el ensserrou, 12  b
24 de que prendeu carne e por madre fillou, 12  b
25 muit' amar devemos, ca per ela mostrou 12  b
26 todas estas cousas que vos fui ja contar. 12  A
  Non deve null' óme desto per ren dultar...    
 

Footnotes

Line 11:

Mettmann mẽesmo; [To] meesmo; [T] meesmo (direct underlay to one ligature + one note); [E] mẽesmo. The form found in [To] and [T] is more amenable to the synaeresis required here. Note that mesmo doesn't occur in that exact form in the cantigas, although the feminine mesma crops up in CSM 194:15 and 360:9.

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Footnotes

E1:

The stem on this .eyeyed ligature is almost vertical in the manuscript, but I've interpreted it as shown so as to match its counterpart in the vuelta at E2, where the stem is more diagonal.

E2:

See E1.

Manuscript references

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

[E]50viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/139small.htmlExternal link
[T]50 
[To]60viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob057small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 50http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=50

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Metrical summary

Refrain

12  12

Stanzas

12  12  12  12

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVI
A
b ei̯ɛu̯saou̯

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow509:07
Slow1004:33
Medium1503:02
Fast2002:16
Very fast2501:49

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: 456