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CSM Number : 57
Short name: The Robbed Pilgrims to Montserrat Alternative: Pilgrims to Montserrat are Robbed
Incipit: Mui grandes noit’ e dia
Refrain: Mui grandes noit’ e dia/ devemos dar porende/ nos a Santa Maria/ graças, porque defende/ os seus de dano/ e sen engano/ en salvo os guia.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Montserrat Protagonist(s): a female pilgrim to Montserrat

A woman and her companions were travelling on pilgrimage to Montserrat.

They stopped to rest at a spring.

They were robbed by a knight, named Reimundo, and his men.

The lady and her party asked the Virgin for vengeance and went to Montserrat to report the robbery.

The friars and the prior rode off and found the robbers paralyzed and struck blind. One of them had a chicken leg stuck in his mouth.

The friars took them to Montserrat, placed them in front of the altar, and prayed for them. The robbers were healed and vowed never to sin, nor to rob Christians again.

Metrical data
Stanza: 6’ 6’ 6’ 6’ 6’ 6’ 6’ 6’ 4’ 4’ 5’ Refrain: 6’ 6’ 6’ 6’ 4’ 4’ 5’
No. of Stanzas: 9
Rhyme scheme: ABABCCA | dedeffgfhha Zejel:
MS locations:
T57, E57, To72
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
blindness, maiming, monastery, monks, mute, noblewoman, paralysis, pilgrimage, prior, spring, thief/ thieves
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
3774
Bibliography
La notación mensural de la música monódica de la corte española del siglo XIII ofrece soluciones nuevas, hasta hoy totalmente desconocidas, para la interpretación estético-rítmica de las melodías de los trovadores
Anglés, Higinio
Les cantigues Montserratines del rei Alfonso el Savi i la seva importància musical
Anglés, Higinio
Dos preconceitos de Afonso X, o Sábio
Bagby Jr., Alberto I.
Nota a la Cantiga LVII d\'Alfons el Savi
Baraut i Obiols, Cebrià
Les Cantigues d’Alfons el Savi i el primitiu Liber Miraculorum de Nostra Dona de Montserrat
Baraut i Obiols, Cebrià
Un recull de miracles de Santa Maria, procedent de Ripoll, i les Cantigues d’Alfons el Savi
Baraut i Obiols, Cebrià
Il libro etiopico d ei miracoli di Maria e le sue fonti nelle letterature del Medio Evo latino
Cerulli, E.
Las canciones populares y la tonalidad medieval
Fernández Núñez, Manuel F.
Os xantares dos peregrinos
Filgueira Valverde, José
Los endecasílabos de Alfonso X: Estudio sobre las Cantigas
Hanssen, Friedrich
Viajeros y Peregrinos en las Cantigas de Santa Maria
Manzi, Ofelia, & Francisco Corti
A estructura métrica de algunas das Cantigas de Santa Maria
Montero Santalha, José-Martinho
Criterio agrupador de las Cantigas de Santa María
Montoya Martínez, Jesús
Cantigues de Montserrat del rei Anfós X, dit ’el savi’
Sunyol, Gregori Maria
Les Cantigues de Montserrat d'Alfons el Savi
Ventura, Joaquim