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can·ta·ta

 (kən-tä′tə)
n.
A musical composition, often using a sacred text, comprising recitatives, arias, and choruses.

[Italian (aria) cantata, sung (aria), feminine past participle of cantare, to sing, from Latin cantāre; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

cantata

(kænˈtɑːtə)
n
(Classical Music) a musical setting of a text, esp a religious text, consisting of arias, duets, and choruses interspersed with recitatives
[C18: from Italian, from cantare to sing, from Latin]

can•ta•ta

(kənˈtɑ tə)

n., pl. -tas.
a choral composition, either sacred and resembling a short oratorio, or secular, as a lyric drama set to music but not to be acted.
[1715–25; < Italian, =cant(are) to sing]

cantata

A sung work, now usually accompanied by an orchestra, shorter than an oratorio.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cantata - a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
classical, classical music, serious music - traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
Translations
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cantata

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cantata

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cried the three hundred voices again, but instead of the band a choir began singing a cantata composed by Paul Ivanovich Kutuzov:
Salmon performed the Battle of Borodino (a savage cantata against the Corsican upstart, who had lately met with his Russian reverses)--Mr.
A well-known musician in the area, he conducts a cantata each Christmas and has written six original cantatas over the years.
A new volume of the Bohuslav Martin critical edition, Cantatas, edited by Vit Zouhar, has recently been published by Barenreiter-Verlag.
A more recent scholarly intervention has allowed us to reassess twelve solo cantatas from the 18th century that have always been credited to the Venetian nobleman and composer Benedetto Marcello.
The book examines the production of cantatas by composers in the service of the Hapsburg emperors Leopold I (1658-1705) and his son Joseph I (1705-1711).
The album dedicated to the Czech composer Zdenek Sestak's choral works features older and newer recordings of his choral cycles and cantatas.
Analekta is quick off the mark to honor the occasion with this CD of cantatas featuring two young, up-and-coming Canadian singers with a Montreal-based instrumental ensemble directed from the harpsichord by the ever-solid Montreal keyboard fixture, Luc Beausejour.
Sung in Latin, the final composition carried less power than the two earlier cantatas, but with the beauty of Bach's baroque brought so professionally to life few would have minded.
The program also featured baritone Aaron Engebreth, a regular with Emmanuel Music, singing Rameau's secular cantata, "Aquilon et Orithie," - such cantatas were a very French riposte to the titan Christian cantata composer to the north, J.
The celebratory evening also included the rejoicing music of Cantatas No 50 and 31 from the composer's earlier compositions with its wonderful explosion of festive joy from the opening voices of the chorus and its three contrasting arias to its exuberant ending.
In this case, it was at first interesting to discover that despite of both systems being 4-ohm rated and endowed with 90 dB sensitivity specifications, the Cantatas did not seem as subjectively loud in my listening room, nor did they measure as loud with my standard moving-microphone technique.