minstrel: Cantigas de Santa Maria

turnms01 at holmes.ipfw.indiana.edu turnms01 at holmes.ipfw.indiana.edu
Wed Oct 15 05:58:30 PDT 1997

On Tue, 14 Oct 1997, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> Efenwealt Wystle wrote:
> > I'd like to do more songs appropriate to my late 12th century
> > Anglo-Norman persona and I have a real fondness for the Cantigas de
> > Santa Maria (mid 13c Spain). I've worked on the assumption that since
> > the Cantigas were folk songs, many of them may have existed before King
> > Alfonso saw fit to have them written down.  
> Sources of solo song are so rare that I wouldn't go to any great
> length to justify everything as being strictly appropriate for your
> persona -- it's great to see someone interested in the Cantigas.
> -- gb

		Greetings from Faremanne de Vere...

	My sister in apprenticeship, Don~a Sanchia de Galicia, plays
dulcimer quite wonderfully; she taught me one of the Cantigas--I don't
remember which one.   It's some of the most beautiful period music I've
ever heard; I much prefer it to Renn music.

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