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Cantigas de Amigo

Cantigas de Amigo

Cantigas de Amigo
Artist: Ensemble Alcatraz, Kitka
Genre: Ensembles and Orchestras
Price: $15.99 
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A cantiga is simply a song in Galician-Portuguese, the preferred poetic language of the medieval Iberian peninsula which developed into modern Galician and Portuguese. Cantigas, both sacred and profane, were preserved in cancioneiros, book of poems or anthologies of songs. Their origins, however, lie in the oral traditions rooted in Galician folk lyric. As well as traditional folk influences the cantigas were influenced by learned Latin, French and Arabic poetic styles. The cantigas de amigo may be thought of as stylized versions of regional traditional women's songs. As with all folk traditions and dance are all integral to the created forms, both musical and poetic.

Ensemble Alcatraz
Kitka women's vocal ensemble



1. Sen calar - Cantiga de Santa Maria #380 (Arr. Fulton)
2. Alborada - Traditional Galician
3. Sen meu amigo - Text: Juao Bolseiro (Tune: Kammen)
4. Alvorada - Inspired by Traditional Portuguese melodies (Arr. Higginson)
5. Enas verdes ervas - Text: Pero Meogo (Tune: Kammen)
6. Por Deus - Text: Martin de Padrozelos (Tune: Traditional Catalan)
7. Instrumental #11 - A fantasia on Cantiga de Santa Maria #11
"Macar ome per folia" (Arr. Fulton/Higginson/Kammen/Maund)
8. Levantous' a velida - Text: King Dinis (Tune: Higginson)
9. Bailemos nos ja todas - Text: Airas Nunes de Santiago (Tune: Higginson)
10. Ondas do mare - Martin Codax, fl. c. 1230
11. Mandad' ei comigo
12. Mia irmana fremosa
13. Ai Deus, se sab' ora meu amigo
14. Quantas sabedes amare amigo
15. Eno sagrado en Vigo
16. Ai ondas que eu vin veere
17. Rosa das rosas - Cantiga de Santa Maria #10 (Arr. Fulton)

Total Program Length: 65:25

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