Galaico-portuguese cantigas

This program is dedicated to the “cantiga” form, developed at the end of the Middle Ages. There are two variants of the cantiga: the sacred cantigas written by Alfonso X and the cantigas secular works by the troubadour Martín Codax. Although both groups of cantigas represent a portrait of the musical and stylistic practice of the time, are also two great jewels of Galician literature- portuguese

Due to its great literary value, this program has a brief introduction in which the historical and rhetorical framework of the pieces, also explaining the instruments we use and the main musical characteristics of the repertoire that we will perform, thus seeking a greater understanding and enjoyment of it through the contextualization of the pieces.

* Cantigas de Santa María de Alfonso X “El Sabio” (El Escorial) manuscript 13 th century)

CSM 291 ~ Cantand’e en muitas guisas
CSM 325 ~ Con dereit’ a Virgen santa á nome Strela Do Día
CSM 229 ~ Razón é grand’e dereito
CSM 100 ~ Santa Maria Strela Do Día
CSM 223 ~ Todos os coitados que queren saude
CSM 120 ~ Quantos me crevéren loarán a Virgen que nos mantên
 

* Cantigas de Amigo of Martin Codax (Pergamino Vindel) 13 – 14 th century (Spain) 

Ay Deus se sab’ora meu amado
Ay ondas que eu vin veer
Ondas do mar de Vigo
En o sagrad’ e Vigo
Mandad’ei comigo ca ven meu amigo
Mia yrmana fremosa treides comigo
Quantas sabedes amar amigo

 

 

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