Las Cantigas de Santa MariaThe Waverly Consort
Medieval Music and Verse in the Court of Alfonso X, el “Sabio”





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Vanguard VSD · 71175 (LP)

1973
CD editions:
Vanguard Classics "The Bach Guild" / Omega OVC 2013 (USA)
Vanguard Classics "The Bach Guild" 082 013 71 (Europe)






A

PROCESSION
1. Benedicamus “Verbum patris hodie”  [3:08]   Codex Las Huelgas   Hu 41
ensemble

PROLOGUE to the songs of Holy Mary
2.
Don Affonso de Castela  [2:42]   Presentación
Porque trobar  [0:58]   Prólogo  
Constantine Cassolas, recorder, vielle, psaltery and handbells

THE FIRST SONG OF PRAISE to Holy Mary
3. Des oge mais quer' eu trobar  [2:09]   CSM 1
ensemble

FOUR MIRACLES OF HOLY MARY
— How Holy Mary delivered a knight from prison and commanded him to go to her church at Rocamadour
4. De muitas guisas los presos solta a mui groriosa  [2:57]   CSM 158
Jan DeGaetani and chimes

— How Holy Mary avenged herself of a cleric who had stolen silver from a cross
5. Quen a Deus e a ssa Madre escarn[n]o fazer quiser  [2:09, reading | 1:19 instr. song]   CSM 318
shawm, Moorish guitar, rauschpfeife, vielle and percussion

6. PILGRIM SONG
Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
Stella splendens in monte  [0:23, reading | 1:42 song]   LV 2
Jan DeGaetani and two psalteries

— How Holy Mary caused a candle to rest on the fiddle of a minstrel playing before her image
7. A Virgen Santa Maria  [3:57]   CSM 8
vielle, voices and instruments

— How a woman was paralyzed in both hands after she broke her vow and worked on the Sabbath; repentant, she went to Saint Mary of Chartres, where she was cured
8. Toda cousa que aa Virgen seja prometuda  [2:24]   CSM 117
ensemble

SONG OF PRAISE
9. Virgen Madre groriosa  [1:08, reading | 4:14 song]   CSM 340
Constantine Cassolas and handbells



B

1. INSTRUMENTAL INTERLUDE  [6:43]
Moorish guitar, Turkish fiddle, shawm and clay drum (played by Kay Jaffee)

· Santa Maria loei   CSM 200
· Ben per está aos reis   CSM 221
· Sempr' a Virgen groriosa   CSM 377
· Ben pode Santa Maria   CSM 189
· Vertud' e sabedoria   CSM 231

FOUR MIRACLES OF HOLY MARY
— How Holy Mary caused four roses to grow from the mouth of a monk upon his death, for he had honored her with five psalms, each beginning with one of the letters in the name Maria
2. Gran dereit' a de seer  [0:19, reading | 2:29 song]   CSM 56
ensemble

— How Holy Mary delivered the pregnant abbess, fallen asleep weeping before her altar
3. Santa Maria amar  [3:36]   CSM 7
Jan DeGaetani, recorders, Moorish guitar and vielle

— How Holy Mary cured the cleric whose legs had turned backwards because he had made underwear of an altar cloth he had stolen
4. Porque ben Santa Maria sabe os seus dões dar  [3:27]   CSM 327
Turkish fiddle, Moorish guitar, Turkish fiddle, nun's fiddle and percussion

5. PILGRIM SONG
Llibre Vermell de Montserrat
Laudemus virginem | Splendens ceptigera [1:23]   LV 3 | LV 4
ensemble

— How Holy Mary cured a man in her church at Salas who had been paralyzed throughiut his body
6. Como poden per sas culpas os omes seer contreitos  [3:19]   CSM 166
ensemble

SONG OF PRISE
7. Rosa das rosas e Fror das frores  [1:47, reading | 4:06 song]   CSM 10
ensemble







THE WAVERLY CONSORT
Michael Jaffee

Troubadour: Nicholas Kepros

Musicians of the Court:
Jan DeGaetani, mezzosoprano
Constantine Cassolas, tenor

Kay Jaffee, recorder, rauschpfeife, psaltery, organetto
Sally Logemann, shawm, recorder, nun's fiddle
Judith Davidoff, medieval fiddles
Michael Jaffee, Moorish guitar, psalteries

Percussion instruments and handbells played by the members of the ensemble


THE WAVERLY CONSORT is devoted to the recreation of the music, dance, drama and related performing arts of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque.
Since its organisation in 1965, the Consort has presented programs of consistently excellent musical content, performing with the highest artistic standards on the best historical inssruments available.
The Waverly Consort has toured the United States several times and has been received enthusiastially on campuses and in communities all over the country. Las Cantigas de Santa Maria is their first recording.

Cover photo by William E. Watson, taken in the Fuentidueña Apse of the Cloisters of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Copyright 1972 Vanguard Recording Society, Inc.
Recorded: 1972, Vanguard's 23rd Street Studio, New-York



In this “The Bach Guild” LP edition (1983) the subtitle is
Songs and Instrumental Music from the Spanish Court of Alfonso X
and all recitation has been removed




Side One — 21:21
1. Benedicamus “Verbum patris” — 3:13
2. Prologue — 2:35
3. Cantiga 1 — 1:52
4. Cantiga 158 — 2:17
5. Cantiga 318 (Instrumental) — 1:17
6. Pilgrim song: Stella splendens — 1:43
7. Cantiga 8 — 1:27
8. Cantiga 117 — 2:09
9. Cantiga 340 — 4:15



Side Two — 20:15
1. Instrumental Interlude — 6:43
2. Cantiga 56 — 2:29
3. Cantiga 7 — 1:48
4. Cantiga 327 (Instrumental) — :36
5. Pilgrim songs: Laudemus virginem - Splendens ceptigera — 1:24
6. Cantiga 166 — 2:45
7. Cantiga 10 — 4:03









CD:

1. Benedicamus. “Verbum patris hodie”  [3:09]   CODEX LAS HUELGAS

2. Prologue to Las Cantigas de Santa Maria, Part 1   [2:43]
(0:00) Presentación. Don Affonso de Castela (reading in English)
(0:50) Prólogo. Porque trobar (some verses sung, some read in English)

3. Prologue to Las Cantigas de Santa Maria, Part 2   [1:00]   Prólogo (cont.)

4. Cantiga 1   [2:10]   CSM 1. Des oge mais quer' eu trobar (intro in English)

5. Cantiga 158   [2:59]   CSM 158. De muitas guisas los presos solta a mui groriosa (some verses read in English)

6. Cantiga 318, Part 1   [2:26]   CSM 318. Quen a Deus e a ssa Madre escarn[n]o fazer quiser (verses read in English with some music)

7. Cantiga 318, Part 2     [1:20]   CSM 318 (instr.)

8. Stella splendens in monte, Part 1   [0:24]   (reading in English)   LLIBRE VERMELL DE MONTSERRAT

9. Stella splendens in monte, Part 2  [1:43]   (sung)   LLIBRE VERMELL DE MONTSERRAT

10. Cantiga 8, Part 1   [0:21]   CSM 8. A Virgen Santa Maria (reading in English)

11. Cantiga 8, Part 2   [3:39]   CSM 8 (sung and played, verses read in English)

12. Cantiga 117   [2:25]   CSM 117. Toda cousa que aa Virgen seja prometuda (intro in English)

13. Cantiga 340 “Virgen madre groriosa”, Part 1   [1:09]   CSM 340 (reading in english)

14. Cantiga 340 “Virgen madre groriosa”, Part 2   [4:15]  CSM 340 (sung)

15. Instrumental Interlude  [6:42]   CSM 200 | CSM 221 | CSM 377 | CSM 189 | CSM 231 | CSM 200

16. Cantiga 56, Part 1   [0:20]   CSM 56. Gran dereit' a de seer (reading in English)

17. Cantiga 56, Part 2   [2:31]   CSM 56 (sung)

18. Cantiga 7   [3:37]   CSM 7. Santa Maria amar (verses read in English)

19. Cantiga 327   [2:18]   CSM 327. Porque ben Santa Maria sabe os seus dées dar (instrumental, with verses read in English)

20. Laudemus virginem - Splendens ceptigera   [1:27]   LLIBRE VERMELL DE MONTSERRAT

21. Cantiga 166   [3:21]   CSM 166. Como poden per sas culpas os omes seer contreitos (story read in English)

22. Cantiga 10   [1:47]   CSM 10. Rosa das rosas e Fror das frores (bells, reading in English)

23. Cantiga 10   [4:03]   CSM 10 (sung)







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