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Author: Perales, Ramón
Title: Las Cantigas de Santa Maria del Rey Alfonso X, el Sabio y su notación musical
Date: 1968
Publication details: Sonda: problema y panorama de la música contemporánea, no. 4 (Oct. 1968), 37-42.
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Commentary: Snow 2007: "A descriptive article accentuating the perfect mensural notation achieved in the CSM (a claim not all musicologists would agree with). The notes used (longa, brevis, semibreve, etc.) are illustrated — with and without modifications such as the plica. Modal rhythms are often binary, as in CSM 111, ternary as in CSM 40, or a combination of the two, as in CSM 125. The melodies are generally of three types: 1) Gregorian; 2) popular or traditional; or 3) newly composed. The topics are treated rather superficially."
Associated Poems: 40 - Cantiga de loor
111 - The Drowned Priest
125 - The Priest who Used Magic to Seduce a Maiden
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