Cantigas de Santa Maria
Teaching Medieval Lyric with modern technology. New Windows on the Medieval World
The National Endowment for the Humanities and Mount Holyoke College





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mtholyoke.edu
The Medieval Lyric (2 CD-ROMs | 7 CDs)

2001






CD 6

1. Porque trobar é cousa  [6:08]   Prologo
Peter Becker, singer

2. Muito devemos, varões (Ildefonsus Archbishop of Toledo)  [5:54]   CSM 2
Judith Malafronte (narrator), singer
Refrains: Judith Malafronte with Drew Minter, Peter Becker, singers
Margriet Tindemans, Robert Eisenstein, vielles; Judith Malafronte, tambourine


3. A que do bon rey Davi (The Boy Who Sang 'Gaude Maria')  [13:41]   CSM 6
Peter Becker (narrator), singer
Refrains: Peter Becker with Judith Malafronte, Drew Minter, Margriet Tindemans, singers
Robert Eisenstein and Margriet Tindemans, vielles


4. Plainsong. Responsory 'Gaude Maria Virgo'  [2:32]
Gisele Becker

5. Santa Maria amar (The Pregnant Abbess)  [4:50]   CSM 7
Judith Malafronte (narrator), singer
Refrains: Judith Malafronte with Drew Minter and Margriet Tindemans, singers
Christopher Kendall, harps; Robert Eisenstein, recorder


6. A Virgen Santa Maria (The Candle that Descended to the Minstrel)  [7:32]   CSM 8
Drew Minter (narrator), singer
Refrains: Drew Minter with Margriet Tindemans, Judith Malafronte, singers
Robert Eisenstein, Margriet Tindemans, vielles


7. Rosa das rosas e Fror das frores (Rose of Roses)  [3:17]   CSM 10
Peter Becker, singer
Refrains: Peter Becker with Robert Eisenstein, Judith Malafronte, Drew Minter, singers


8. Quen dona fremosa e bõa quiser amar (The Knight Converted)  [10:45]   CSM 16
Drew Minter (narrator), singer
Refrains: Drew Minter with Peter Becker and Judith Malafronte, singers
Peter Becker, percussion


9. Virga de Jessé (Branch of Jesse)  [5:23]   CSM 20
Drew Minter, singer and harp

10. Gran dereit' é (Mary's Image Dishonored)  [4:35]   CSM 34
Peter Becker (narrator), singer
Refrains: Peter Becker with Drew Minter and Judith Malafronte, singers
Robert Eisenstein, vielle


11. Muit' amar devemos (A Ship at Sea)  [3:40]   CSM 36
Drew Minter (narrator), singer
Refrains: Drew Minter with Peter Becker, Robert Eisenstein, singers
Christopher Kendall, lute and Margriet Tindemans, vielle








CD 7

1. A Virgen mui groriosa (The Youth Places a Ring on Mary's Finger)  [11:22]   CSM 42
Peter Becker (narrator) with Judith Malafronte (the Virgin), singers
Refrains: Peter Becker, Judith Malafronte, singers
Christopher Kendall, citole; Robert Eisenstein and Margriet Tindemans, vielles


2. Gran dereit' é de seer (The Man from Whose Mouth Grew Five Roses)  [6:18]   CSM 56
Drew Minter (narrator), singer
Refrains: Drew Minter with Margriet Tindemans, singer
Robert Eisenstein, vielle


3. Quen Santa Maria quiser deffender (The Painter and the Devil)  [5:44]   CSM 74
Judith Malafronte (narrator) with Peter Becker (devil) and Drew Minter (painter), singers
Refrains: Judith Malafronte, Peter Becker, Drew Minter and Robert Eisenstein, singers


4. Quena Virgen ben servirá (The Bliss of Paradise)  [6:57]   CSM 103
Drew Minter (narrator), singer
Refrains: Drew Minter with Peter Becker and Judith Malafronte, singers
Margriet Tindemans, vielle


5. Miragres muitos pelos reis faz (The Princess Revived)  [7:37]   CSM 122
Judith Malafronte (narrator), singer

6. A Madre do que a bestia (The Sheep that Speaks)  [3:55]   CSM 147
Peter Becker (narrator), singer

7. De mui grandes periglos (The Knight Who Escaped from Death)  [6:45]   CSM 148
Drew Minter (narrator), singer
Christopher Kendall, citole


8. Tan grand' amor a a Virgen (The Gambler Shoots an Arrow at the Sky)  [5:55]   CSM 154
Peter Becker (narrator), singer
Refrains: Peter Becker with Drew Minter, singers
Margriet Tindemans and Robert Eisenstein, vielles; Christopher Kendall, lute








CD8

1. Non sofre Santa Maria (The Pilgrims and the Chop of Meat)  [3:49]   CSM 159
Judith Malafronte (narrator), singer, percussion
Refrains: Peter Becker and Drew Minter, singers and clappers
Robert Eisenstein and Margriet Tindemans, vielles


2. Poder á Santa Maria (The Vineyard Saved from Hail)  [5:43]   CSM 161
Judith Malafronte (narrator), singer
Refrains: Judith Malafronte with Peter Becker and Drew Minter, singers
Peter Becker, percussion


3. A sas figuras muit' onrrar (The Statue Returned to His Place)  [4:18]   CSM 162
Peter Becker (narrator), singer
Refrains: Peter Becker with Drew Minter, Robert Eisenstein, singers


4. Pero que seja a gente (Aboyucaf Routed in Marrakech)  [5:33]   CSM 181
Drew Minter (narrator), singer
Refrains: Drew Minter with Judith Malafronte, Peter Becker, Margriet Tindemans, Robert Eisenstein, singers
Peter Becker, Judith Malafronte, percussion; Margriet Tindemans, rebab

5. Quen na Virgen santa muito fiará (A Woman Saved from Burning)  [9:13]   CSM 186   (Ms. T 185)
Judith Malafronte (narrator), singer
Refrains: Judith Malafronte with Drew Minter, Robert Eisenstein,
Margriet Tindemans, vielle, Christopher Kendall, citole


6. Poder á Santa Maria (The Castle of Chincolla)  [13:00]   CSM 185   (Ms. T 187)
Peter Becker (narrator), singer
Refrains: Peter Becker with Drew Minter, Robert Eisenstein, Margriet Tindemans, singers
Christopher Kendall, citole, Margriet Tindemans, vielle


7. Ben pode Santa Maria guarir (The Pilgrim and the Dragon)  [4:59]   CSM 189
Peter Becker (narrator), singer



Recorded: May 1999, Hirschorn Museum
Recorded and edited by Curt Wittig

Cantigas de Santa Maria Manuscripts:

E: San Lorenzo, Biblioteca del Real Monasterio, b.I.2 (late 13th c) mus [ MSE ]
To: Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 10069 (late 13th c) mus [ MSTo ]
T: San Lorenzo, Biblioteca del Real Monasterio, T.I.1, Códice rico (late 13th c) mus [ MST ]








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