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CSM Number : 48
Short name: The Stream that was Diverted for the Monks of Montserrat Alternative: Stream diverted for monks of Montserrat
Incipit: Tanto son da Groriosa/ seus feitos mui piadosos
Refrain: Tanto son da Groriosa/ seus feitos mui piadosos/ que fill’ aos que an muito/ e dá aos menguadosos.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Montserrat Protagonist(s): a knight and the monks of Montserrat

A knight owned property adjacent to the monastery of Montserrat. On his land there was a spring.

The monks of Montserrat used this spring as their sole water supply and paid the knight for the privilege.

The monks, greatly indebted to the knight, could not afford to continue paying for water.

They prayed to the Virgin.

The Virgin caused the spring to move from the knight’s property to that of the monk’s.

The knight signed a deed, giving the monks the property on which the spring had been located. The monks prospered.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 8
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T48, E48, To62
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
knight, monks, property (dispute over), provision (miraculous, of food or drink), spring, stream, title deed, water (provision of)
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
Bibliography
Les cantigues Montserratines del rei Alfonso el Savi i la seva importància musical
Anglés, Higinio
Les Cantigues d’Alfons el Savi i el primitiu Liber Miraculorum de Nostra Dona de Montserrat
Baraut i Obiols, Cebrià
Recensão: Sunyol (1922). ’Cantigues de Montserrat....’
Bohigas Balaguer, Pere
Montserrat in the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X, el Sabio
Keller, John Esten
Cantigues de Montserrat del rei Anfós X, dit ’el savi’
Sunyol, Gregori Maria
A Selected and Annotated Discography of Recordings of Music from the Middle Ages in Spain
Tinnell, Roger D.
Les Cantigues de Montserrat d'Alfons el Savi
Ventura, Joaquim
A soidade/suidade na lírica galego-portuguesa
Vieira, Yara Frateschi