Cantiga, The Cantigas de Santa Maria (Canticles of Holy Mary)
Medieval
Cantiga, The Cantigas de Santa Maria
Cantiga, Color Illumination illustrating one of the songs being played by the period instrument from: The Cantigas de Santa Maria (Canticles of Holy Mary), c. 1270-90.



"The Cantigas de Santa Maria" medieval-era manuscripts were written in Galician-Portuguese during the reign of Alfonso X "El Sabio" (1221-1284) and are one of the largest collections of monophonic (solo) songs from the middle ages."



Read more: http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/



Of Interest: http://tiffanysmsuichistoryblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/reflection-on-cantigas-de-santa-maria.html