Cantigas De Amigo (with Ensemble Alcatraz)

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# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 Sen Calar 5:34 $1.49 Buy
2 Alborada 2:56 $1.49 Buy
3 Sen Meu Amigo 4:33 $1.49 Buy
4 Alvorada 3:26 $1.49 Buy
5 Enas Verdes Ervas 6:36 $1.49 Buy
6 Por Deus 2:56 $1.49 Buy
7 Instrumental #11 8:53 44.1/16 Album only
8 Levantous' A Velida 1:59 $1.49 Buy
9 Bailemos Nos Ja Todas 4:34 $1.49 Buy
10 Ondas Do Mare 5:18 $1.49 Buy
11 Mandad' Ei Comigo 1:41 $1.49 Buy
12 Mia Irmana Fremosa 2:44 $1.49 Buy
13 Ai Deus, Se Sab' Ora Meu Amigo 4:38 $1.49 Buy
14 Quantas Sabedes Amare Amigo 2:39 $1.49 Buy
15 Eno Sagrado En Vigo 4:04 $1.49 Buy
16 Ai Ondas Que En Vin Veere 2:43 $1.49 Buy
17 Rosa Das Rosas 5:20 $1.49 Buy

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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.

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)

Reviews
"The disc's subtitle is '13th-century Galician-Portuguese Songs & Dances of Love, Longing, & Devotion'. My subtitle is, 'this is one of the finest discs of its kind.' It fully, often arrestingly captures the essential spirit of these lovely poetic texts and ancient melodies and virtually jumps and dances and vibrantly rings with the kind of life these songs' creators must have felt 800 years ago. If you're new to secular music of this period and place, you will be surprised at its incredible rhythmic energy, catchiness, and complexity."