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Author: Aubry, Pierre
Title: Les Cantigas de Santa Maria de don Alfonso el Sabio
Date: 1907
Publication details: Sammelbände der Internationalen Musik Gesellschaft 9 (1907), 32-50. This is part 3 of a series and the only part that deals with Alfonso. The five parts were also published together as an 84-page monograph (Leipzig, 1908). It can also be found in the author's Iter Hispanicum. Notices et extraits de manuscrits de musique ancienne conservés dans les bibliothèques d'Espagne (Paris: Paul Guenther, 1908). 84 pp.
Snow ID: 72
Commentary: Snow 1977, no. 72 (publication details 2007): "An attempt to assess the musical notation of the CSM, a task not taken up by the Academy ed. of 1889. Comparing the unique notation of the music in the Toledo MS with that of the two at the Escurial, A. perceives a development in the use of rhythmic modes in the thirteenth century. He finds the musical construction markedly Iberian, representing a higher degree of sophistication than in the common Gallic form then in wide use elsewhere. He adapts the music of CSM 10, 32, 34, 77, 100, 119, 124, 231 and 425, either wholly or in part, but also prints the MS versions so that comparison can be made. Not the last word, but a good first one."
Associated Poems: 10 - Cantiga de loor
32 - The Priest who Only Knew One Mass
34 - The Desecrated Image of the Virgin
77 - The Contorted Woman of Lugo
100 - Cantiga de loor
119 - The Judge who was Carried Away by Devils
124 - The Man who Survived Execution so he could Make his Confession
231 - The Three Boys who Raised Marble Blocks
425 - Resurrection: The Three Marys
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