CSM Cantiga 370 Lyrics: Loemos muit' a Virgen Santa María

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Loemos muit' a Virgen Santa María
Cantiga 370: Loemos muit' a Virgen Santa María
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Standard spelling

Esta é de loor de Santa María.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Loemos muit' a Virgen Santa María, 11' A
2 Madre de Jesú-Crist', a noit' e o día. 11' A
  Stanza I     
3 Devemos-lle dar mais de cen mil loores, 11' b
4 pois que a Déus prougue, Sennor dos sennores, 11' b
5 que dela pres carn' e as nóssas doores 11' b
6 en si quis sofrer, como diss' Isaía. 11' A
  Loemos muit' a Virgen Santa María...    
  Stanza II     
7 E de a servir sól non nos enfademos, 11' b
8 outrossí temer e loar, ca sabemos 11' b
9 que nos gãará dos érros que fazemos 11' b
10 perdôn pera sempr' e vid' e alegría. 11' A
  Loemos muit' a Virgen Santa María...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
  Stanza III     
11 Esta nos quis dar Déus por nóss' avogada 11' b
12 quando fez dela Madr' e Filla juntada; 11' b
13 e porên deve seer de nós loada, 11' b
14 e atal Sennor, quen-na non loaría? 11' A
  Loemos muit' a Virgen Santa María...    
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Manuscript references

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

[E]370viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/663small.htmlExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 370http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=370

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Metrical summary


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AA / bbbA
b oɾesemosada

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow504:47
Very fast2500:57

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: 240