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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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"Hurrah!" cried the three hundred voices again, but instead of the band a choir began singing a cantata composed by Paul Ivanovich Kutuzov:
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Apropos the Prehistory of Cantata Movements with Obbligato Organ," he discusses four cantatas that contain concerted movements: Wir miissen durch viel Trilbsal, BWV 146; Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35; Gott soil allein mein Herze haben, BWV 169; Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49 (1726).
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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.
Rosanna Scalfi Marcello: Complete Solo Cantatas. Darryl Taylor, countertenor; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Ann Marie Morgan, baroque cello; Deborah Fox, theorbo.
The album dedicated to the Czech composer Zdenek Sestak's choral works features older and newer recordings of his choral cycles and cantatas. The first disc presents his oldest (1971) cycle of mixed choruses a capella, Hommage a Apollinaire, revealing the composer's affection for chanson, as well as Apollinaire's Renaissance inspiration.
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.
The Musicians of the Old Post Road, one of the region's finest period ensembles, presented a brilliant, engaging program called "A Festive Christmas from Germany," which showcased a largely unfamiliar 18th-century repertoire by Michel Corrette, Gregor Joseph Werner and Christoph Graupner alongside two movements from Bach cantatas.