Frixia ("Camiña Don Sancho")
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Composed by Traditional Melody. Arranged by César del Caño. 20th Century,A Cappella,Classical. Octavo. 5 pages. Cesar del Cano #6358089. Published by Cesar del Cano (A0.1030299).


· Polyphonic a cappella work for three mixed voices (S, A, T/B) with divisi.

· Approximate duration: 2:30

· Pages (5): Cover (1), Score (2, 3, 4), Lyrics (5). Original lyrics (in Galician Languaje), translation (Spanish & English) and other details. This last page also contains various links which can be accessed from the pdf edition.

· A video-score from YouTube is attached.



"Camiña Don Sancho" is a so-called border romancillo, from Galicia (Spain), popularized in the 14th century through minstrels, and which constitute poetic documents of the history and intrahistory of two opposing communities (Christian and Muslim). It talks about more or less true facts and famous historical figures belonging to the common history of León and Galicia (former independent kingdoms, currently Spanish autonomous communities).

In it, once again, the figure of King Don Sancho appears linked to the myth of the young captive in the Iberian peninsular Muslim territory, and whom he is preparing to liberate. The original melody is built in the Phrygian mode, one of the medieval musical modes, on which this polyphonic version is also made, finally taking it to the point of the so-called gypsy and Arabic scales; hence its title: "Frixia" (in Galician languaje)


"Camiña Don Sancho" es un romancillo de los llamados fronterizos, popularizados en el S. XIV a través de los juglares, y que constituyen documentos poéticos de la historia e intrahistoria de dos comunidades enfrentadas (la cristiana y la musulmana). Habla de hechos más o menos verídicos y de personajes pertenecientes a la historia común de León y Galicia.

En él, una vez más, aparece la figura del Rey Don Sancho ligada al mito de la joven cautiva en el territorio musulmán peninsular, y a quien él se dispone a liberar.

La melodía original está construida en modo frigio, uno de los modos musicales medievales, sobre el que está realizada también esta versión polifónica, llevándola finalmente al punto de las llamadas escalas gitana y arábiga; de ahí su título.


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