Definition of Cantata

1. Noun. A musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text.

Exact synonyms: Oratorio
Generic synonyms: Classical, Classical Music, Serious Music
Specialized synonyms: Messiah



Definition of Cantata

1. n. A poem set to music; a musical composition comprising choruses, solos, interludes, etc., arranged in a somewhat dramatic manner; originally, a composition for a single noise, consisting of both recitative and melody.

Definition of Cantata

1. Noun. (music) A vocal composition accompanied by instruments and generally containing more than one movement, typical of 17th and 18th century Italian music. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cantata

1. a vocal composition [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cantata

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cantata (current term)
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Literary usage of Cantata

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1. The Standard Cantatas: Their Stories, Their Music, and Their Composers : a by George Putnam Upton (1887)
"The "Jubilee cantata" was written in 1818 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the reign of King Friedrich August of Saxony. The King having expressed a ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The cantata German Evangelical church music. 6. New Men like Rosenmüller (1610-84), Mi- and the ' greatest German harmonist be- Oratorio. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"His roost celebrated etching is *' Jupiter, .Vpt:ise and Pluto, honouring the arms of Cardinal Borghese." cantata (Italian for a song or story set to music) ..."

4. The Story of Notation by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1903)
"Establishment of the round notes in place of squares and lozenges— Bach's cantata, Gleich wie der Regen—Rise of expression signs— Signs for ..."

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