CSM Cantiga 68 Lyrics: A Grorïosa grandes faz

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A Grorïosa grandes faz
Cantiga 68: A Grorïosa grandes faz
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Como Santa María avẽo as dúas combooças que se querían mal.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 A Grorïosa grandes faz 8  A
2 miragres por dar a nós paz. 8  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 E dest' un miragre direi 8  b
4 fremoso, que escrit' achei, 8  b
5 que fez a Madre do gran Rei, 8  b
6 en que toda mesura jaz, 8  A
  A Grorïosa grandes faz...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Pola mollér dun mercador 8  b
8 que, porque séu marid' amor 8  b
9 avía con outra, sabor 8  b
10 dele perdía e solaz. 8  A
  A Grorïosa grandes faz...    
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  Stanza III     
11 E por esto quería mal 8  b
12 a sa combooça mortal; 8  b
13 e Santa María sen al 8  b
14 rogava que lle déss' assaz 8  A
  A Grorïosa grandes faz...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Coita e mal, por que perder 8  b
16 lle fazía o gran prazer 8  b
17 que séu marido lle fazer 8  b
18 soía na vila d' Arraz. 8  A
  A Grorïosa grandes faz...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 E pois fez esta oraçôn, 8  b
20 adormeceu-se lógu' entôn; 8  b
21 e dormindo viu en vijôn 8  b
22 Santa María con grand' az 8  A
  A Grorïosa grandes faz...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
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  Stanza VI     
23 D' ángeos, que lle diss' assí: 8  b
24 “A ta oraçôn ben oí; 8  b
25 mais pero non convên a mi 8  b
26 fazer crüeza, nen me praz. 8  A
  A Grorïosa grandes faz...    
 
  Stanza VII     
27 Demais, aquela vai ficar 8  b
28 os gẽollos ant' o altar 8  b
29 méu e cen vezes saüdar 8  b
30 me, põend' en térra sa faz.” 8  A
  A Grorïosa grandes faz...    
 
  Stanza VIII     
31 Tan tóst' aquela s' espertou 8  b
32 e foi-s'; e na rúa topou 8  b
33 cona outra, que se deitou 8  b
34 ant' ela e disse: “Malvaz 8  A
  A Grorïosa grandes faz...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/68
 
  Stanza IX     
35 Démo foi, chus negro ca pez, 8  b
36 que m' este tórto fazer fez 8  b
37 contra vós; mas ja outra vez 8  b
38 nono farei, pois vos despraz.” 8  A
  A Grorïosa grandes faz...    
 
  Stanza X     
39 Assí a Virgen avĩir 8  b
40 fez estas dúas, sen falir, 8  b
41 que x' ant' avían, sen mentir, 8  b
42 denteira come con agraz. 8  A
  A Grorïosa grandes faz...    
 
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Manuscript references

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

[E]68viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/171small.htmlExternal link
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Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 68http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=68

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Metrical summary

Refrain

8  8

Stanzas

8  8  8  8

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
A
b ei̯aliou̯

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow509:55
Slow1004:57
Medium1503:18
Fast2002:28
Very fast2501:59

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: 496