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- n. A medieval monophonic song, sometimes religious, characteristic of the Galician-Portuguese lyric.
Note 27: I shall not discuss the two Spanish versions, in the Cantigas de Santa Maria (cantiga 4, with illustrations), various editions, and in Gonzalo de Berceo's Milagros de nuestra señora, ed.
_Prologo_: _Eu por mim digo com a cantiga se o dizem digão_, etc.
¶ Esta cantiga cantarão & baylarão de terreyro os foliões, & acabada diz
Images from the cantiga manuscripts, projected on a large screen behind the performers, along with English translations of the Galician texts, balanced out the experience by squaring the modern adaptation with medieval piety, a world view in which the Glorious Virgin could quite plausibly help a drunken monk make it back to the cloister without getting into too much trouble (Cantiga 47, Virgen Santa Maria, guarda-nos) or cause a candle to descend to a musician who had sung her praises well at Rocamadour (Cantiga 8).
a cantiga della foy cantada de canto dorgam, & a letra he a seguinte:
473 Pero Vaz evidently did not know the _cantiga: _