CSM Cantiga 40 Lyrics: Déus te salve, grorïosa Reínna María

Standard spelling
Déus te salve, grorïosa Reínna María
Cantiga 40: Déus te salve, grorïosa Reínna María
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Esta é de loor de Santa María das maravillas que Déus fez por ela.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Déus te salve, grorïosa 7' A
2 Reínna María, 5' B
3 Lume dos Santos fremosa 7' A
4 e dos Céos Vía. 5' B
  Stanza I     
5 Salve-te, que concebiste 7' c
6 mui contra natura, 5' d
7 e pois téu padre pariste 7' c
8 e ficaste pura 5' d
9 Virgen, e porên sobiste 7' c
10 sôbela altura 5' d
11 dos céos, porque quesiste 7' c
12 o que el quería. 5' B
  Déus te salve, grorïosa...    
  Stanza II     
13 Salve-te, que enchoísti 7' c
14 Déus gran sen mesura 5' d
15 en ti, e dele fezísti 7' c
16 hóm' e creatura; 5' d
17 esto foi porque houvísti 7' c
18 gran sen e cordura 5' d
19 en creer quando oísti, 7' c
20 sa mesagería. 5' B
  Déus te salve, grorïosa...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
  Stanza III     
21 Salve-te Déus, ca nos dísti 7' c
22 en nóssa figura 5' d
23 o séu Fillo que trouxísti, 7' c
24 de gran fremosura, 5' d
25 e con el nos remĩísti 7' c
26 da mui gran locura 5' d
27 que fez Éva, e vencísti 7' c
28 o que nos vencía. 5' B
  Déus te salve, grorïosa...    
  Stanza IV     
29 Salve-te Déus, ca tollísti 7' c
30 de nós gran tristura 5' d
31 u por téu Fillo frangísti 7' c
32 a cárcer escura 5' d
33 u ïamos, e metísti 7' c
34 nos en gran folgura; 5' d
35 con quanto ben nos vĩísti, 7' c
36 queno contaría? 5' B
  Déus te salve, grorïosa...    
Standard spelling  



The manuscript stave ends in the middle of the word groriosa.

Manuscript references

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

[E]40viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/121small.htmlExternal link
[T](folio lost)
[To]30view p1http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob028small.gifExternal link
view p2http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob029small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 40http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=40

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Metrical summary


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ABAB / cdcdcdcB
c isteisti
d uɾa

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow507:16
Very fast2501:27

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: 364