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CSM Number : 262
Short name: The Saints Sing the ’Salve Regina’ at Puy Alternative: Saints sing the 'Salve Regina' (Puy)
Incipit: Se non loassemos por al
Refrain: Se non loassemos por al/ a Sennor mui verdadeira/ devemos-la loar porque/ nos demostra en carreira.
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Setting: Puy Protagonist(s): a deaf-mute woman at Puy

In the bishopric of Puy, there is a noble church where the Virgin performs many miracles. One day at matins the Virgin caused a great thunderstorm that made the earth tremble.

The doors and the windows were closed and the saints, who had gathered inside and placed the Virgin on top of the altar, began to sing the Salve Regina. This was the first time it had ever been performed.

A deaf-mute woman had stayed in the church and was hiding behind the altar. All of a sudden she could hear and speak and her limbs were straightened. She was able to talk about many things, but was most fluent when she recited the Salve Regina as the Virgin had taught her.

The next day the people went to the church to hear mass, but they could not open the door. After they repented of their sins, the Virgin let them in.

They entered the church and the woman came out from behind the altar and told them how the Virgin had healed her and how she had heard the saints singing the Salve Regina. They all sung the song together and agreed that no one should ever stay in the church overnight again.

If the Virgin can do this, surely she can show her favour to other troubadours.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 10
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
E262
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
altar, deaf-mute, doors (opening of) , earthquake, entrance (barred), lame, lightning, mass, matins, repentance (see also confession), Saints (other), Salve Regina (singing of), storm, thunder
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
4011
Bibliography
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