Cantigas de Santa Maria
The Cantigas de Santa Maria ("Canticles of Holy Mary") are 420 poems with musical notation, written in the Medieval Galician-Portuguese language, in the reign of Alfonso X of Castile and Leon (1221–1284), and often attributed to him.
It is one of the largest collections of monophonic (solo) songs from the Middle Ages and is characterized by the mention of the Virgin Mary in every song, while every tenth song is a hymn.
The Cantigas have survived in four manuscript codices: two at El Escorial, one at Madrid's National Library, and one in Florence, Italy. The E codex from El Escorial is illuminated with colored miniatures showing pairs of musicians playing a wide variety of instruments. The Códice Rico (T) from El Escorial and the one in the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale of Florence (F) are richly illuminated with narrative vignettes.
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List of works
|4||A Madre do que livrou dos||1||Anonymous|
|47||Virgen Santa Maria||4||Alfonso el Sabio|
|100||Santa Maria, strela do dia||4||Alfonso el Sabio|
|124||O que pola Virgen leixa||4||Alfonso el Sabio|
|282||Par Deus muit'á gran vertude||1||Alfonso el Sabio|
|353||Quen a omagen da Virgen||1||Alfonso el Sabio|