CSM Cantiga 260 Lyrics: Dized', ai trobadores

Standard spelling
Dized', ai trobadores
Cantiga 260: Dized', ai trobadores
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Standard spelling

Esta é de loor de Santa María.

Line Stanza I  Metrics  
1 Dized', ai trobadores, 6' a
2 a Sennor das sennores, 6' a
3 porquê a non loades? 6' B
  Stanza II     
4 Se vós trobar sabedes, 6' a
5 a por que Déus havedes, 6' a
  porquê a non loades?    
  Stanza III     
6 A Sennor que dá vida 6' a
7 e é de ben comprida, 6' a
  porquê a non loades?    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
  Stanza IV     
8 A que nunca nos mente 6' a
9 e nóssa coita sente, 6' a
  porquê a non loades?    
  Stanza V     
10 A que é mais que bõa 6' a
11 e por que Déus perdõa, 6' a
  porquê a non loades?    
  Stanza VI     
12 A que nos dá conórte 6' a
13 na vida e na mórte, 6' a
  porquê a non loades?    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
  Stanza VII     
14 A que faz o que mórre 6' a
15 viv', e que nos acórre, 6' a
  porquê a non loades?    
Standard spelling  



Three of the reprises of the refrain are abbreviated to just Por qué in the manuscript but I've expanded them here for the sake of clarity.


In the manuscript facsimile there seems to be a short top-left stem on this punctum, but it is very likely a mistake (either by the original scribe or by Anglés' bumbling assistant), and of no significance.


The final refrain is not written out at all in the manuscript, but as for the abbreviated ones I've included it here for clarity.

Manuscript references

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

[E]260viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/468small.htmlExternal link
[F](miniatures but no text)

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 260http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=260

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Metrical summary




6'  6'


aa / B
a oɾesedesidaenteoŋaɔɾteɔrre

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow502:56
Very fast2500:35

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: 147