CSM Cantiga 82 Lyrics: A Santa María mui bon servir faz

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A Santa María mui bon servir faz
Cantiga 82: A Santa María mui bon servir faz
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Como Santa María guardou un monge dos dïáboos que o quiséran tentar e se lle mostraron en figuras de pórcos polo fazer perder.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 A Santa María mui bon servir faz, 11  A
2 pois o poder ela do démo desfaz. 11  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Ond' avẽo desto que en Conturbél 11  b
4 fez Santa María miragre mui bél 11  b
5 por un monge bõo, cast' e mui fïél, 11  b
6 que viu de dïabres vĩir mui grand' az. 11  A
  A Santa María mui bon servir faz...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 En séu leito, u jazía por dormir, 11  b
8 viu-os come pórcos contra si vĩir 11  b
9 atán espantosos, que per ren guarir 11  b
10 non cuidava, e dizía-lles: “Az, az.” 11  A
  A Santa María mui bon servir faz...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
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  Stanza III     
11 El assí estando en mui gran pavor, 11  b
12 viu entrar un óme negro de coor 11  b
13 que diss' aos pórcos: “Lóg' a derredor 11  b
14 dele vos meted', e non dôrmia en paz.” 11  A
  A Santa María mui bon servir faz...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Eles responderon: “Aquesto fazer 11  b
16 queremos de grado, mais nïún poder 11  b
17 de fazê-lle mal non podemos aver 11  b
18 por gran santidade que en ele jaz.” 11  A
  A Santa María mui bon servir faz...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 E aquel dïabo lles respôs assí: 11  b
20 “Pois vós non podedes, ar leixad' a mi, 11  b
21 que con estes garfios que éu trag' aquí 11  b
22 o desfarei, pero que trage frocaz.” 11  A
  A Santa María mui bon servir faz...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/82
 
  Stanza VI     
23 O frad', est' oíndo, espantou-se mal 11  b
24 e chamou a Virgen, a que nunca fal 11  b
25 aas grandes coitas, dizendo-lle: “Val 11  b
26 me, ca de gran medo ei end' éu assaz.” 11  A
  A Santa María mui bon servir faz...    
 
  Stanza VII     
27 E a Grorïosa tan tóste chegou 11  b
28 e ant' aquel frade lógo se parou 11  b
29 e con ũa vara mal amẽaçou 11  b
30 aquela companna do démo malvaz, 11  A
  A Santa María mui bon servir faz...    
 
  Stanza VIII     
31 Dizendo: “Como vós ousastes parar 11  b
32 ant' este méu frade neno espantar? 11  b
33 Porên no inférno ide lógu' entrar 11  b
34 con vósso mal rei, mui peor que rapaz.” 11  A
  A Santa María mui bon servir faz...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/82
 
  Stanza IX     
35 Quand' eles oíron aquesta razôn, 11  b
36 como fumo se desfezéron entôn; 11  b
37 e a Virgen santa mans' e en bon son 11  b
38 confortou o frade, dizend': “A mi praz 11  A
  A Santa María mui bon servir faz...    
 
  Stanza X     
39 A vida que fazes; e porende ben 11  b
40 fas d' oj' adeante que non leixes ren 11  b
41 de fazeres quant' a ta orden convên.” 11  b
42 Esto dito, tolleu-xe-lle d' ant' a faz. 11  A
  A Santa María mui bon servir faz...    
 
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Footnotes

E1:

There is just a hint of flat on this stave in Anglés' facsimile of [E], but it is strangely formed, being no more than a dot (albeit at the correct vertical position) just after the long plica .oron to which it would apply. However, the melody clearly needs the flat, and it is indeed present in [T], so I have added one here in the normal place.

E2:

The small size, unusual vertical position and mid-stave introduction of this clef all seem to indicate that it's basically a correction, due to the scribe having written the remaining notes on the stave at the wrong pitch.

Manuscript references

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

[E]82viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/190small.htmlExternal link
[T]82 
[To]Vview p1http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob100small.gifExternal link
view p2http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob101small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 82http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=82

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

11  11

Stanzas

11  11  11  11

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
A
b ɛlialou̯

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow5013:38
Slow1006:49
Medium1504:32
Fast2003:24
Very fast2502:43

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: 682