CSM Cantiga 92 Lyrics: Santa María poder á

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Santa María poder á
Cantiga 92: Santa María poder á
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Como Santa María alumeou un crérigo que éra cégo.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Santa María poder á 8  A
2 de dar lum' a queno non á. 8  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Ca de dar lum' á gran poder 8  b
4 a que o lum' en si trager 8  b
5 foi, que nos fez a Déus veer, 8  b
6 que per al non viramos ja. 8  A
  Santa María poder á...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 E esta Virgen santa déu 8  b
8 pois lum' a un crérigo séu 8  b
9 que perdera, com' aprix éu, 8  b
10 que non vií' acá nen alá. CSM 92:10The compressed syllable vii- from synaeresis here falls on a descending plica .ron in the music, so the natural syllables come out in singing. 8  A .ron
  Santa María poder á...    
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  Stanza III     
11 E tan tóste se fez fillar 8  b
12 e aa eigreja levar 8  b
13 da Virgen que non ouvo par 8  b
14 de bondade, nen averá. 8  A
  Santa María poder á...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 E chorando de coraçôn, 8  b
16 fazía atal oraçôn 8  b
17 en gẽollos con devoçôn, 8  b
18 dizendo: “Sennor, que será 8  A
  Santa María poder á...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Daqueste lume que perdí? 8  b
20 E porende venno a ti 8  b
21 que mio cobres, sequér alí 8  b
22 u a ta missa se dirá.” 8  A
  Santa María poder á...    
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  Stanza VI     
23 Entôn lógo s' adormeceu, 8  b
24 e a Virgen ll' apareceu, 8  b
25 que aos séus non faleceu 8  b
26 nunca ja nen falecerá. 8  A
  Santa María poder á...    
 
  Stanza VII     
27 E disse-ll' entôn: “Lógo cras 8  b
28 mannãa mia missa dirás 8  b
29 con devoçôn, e cobrarás 8  b
30 téu lum', e que te durará 8  A
  Santa María poder á...    
 
  Stanza VIII     
31 Ta que a missa dita for; 8  b
32 ca assí quér Nóstro Sennor, 8  b
33 que ch' esto faz por méu amor 8  b
34 e aínda che mais fará.” 8  A
  Santa María poder á...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/92
 
  Stanza IX     
35 O crérigu' entôn s' espertou 8  b
36 e lóg' a missa começou, 8  b
37 e séu lum' alí o cobrou; 8  b
38 ca non mentiu nen mentirá 8  A
  Santa María poder á...    
 
  Stanza X     
39 A Virgen que é de bon prez, 8  b
40 que lle séu lume cobrar fez 8  b
41 cada día sempr' ũa vez, 8  b
42 como vos dissémos acá. 8  A
  Santa María poder á...    
 

Footnotes

Line 10:

The compressed syllable vii- from synaeresis here falls on a descending plica .ron in the music, so the natural syllables come out in singing.

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Footnotes

E1:

This ligature was written at the wrong pitch by the scribe, and struck out.

Manuscript references

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

[E]92viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/206small.htmlExternal link
[T]92 
[To]85viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob076small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 92http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=92

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Metrical summary

Refrain

8  8

Stanzas

8  8  8  8

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Aa
b ɛu̯ieu̯asou̯

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