Santa Maria, strela do dia, from Cantigas de Santa Maria (cello duo)
Title: Santa Maria, strela do dia, from Cantigas de Santa Maria
Composer: unknown, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Cellos
Printout: 2 pages
Note: Santa Maria, strela do dia (St Mary, star of day) is a devotional song from the important thirteenth century collection, Cantigas de Santa Maria. The rich timbre of the cello is the perfect sound for the expressive melody, which is set to an accompaniment favoring perfect fifths and octaves.