cantata definition

  • noun:
    • A musical structure, often using a sacred text, comprising recitatives, arias, and choruses.
    • A vocal composition combined with tools and usually containing one or more action, typical of seventeenth and 18th century Italian songs.
    • A poem set-to music; a musical structure comprising choruses, solos, interludes, etc., arranged in a somewhat dramatic fashion; originally, a composition for a single noise, consisting of both recitative and melody.
    • initially, a musical recitation of a brief crisis or tale in verse by one individual, without action, accompanied by an individual instrument, and later with airs or tunes interspersed; today, a choral composition, either sacred in the way of an oratorio, but reduced, or secular, as a lyric drama or story adapted to songs, but not designed to be acted.
    • a musical composition for sounds and orchestra based on a religious text
    • A musical composition, often using a sacred text, comprising recitatives, arias, and choruses.
    • A vocal composition followed by devices and usually containing multiple movement, typical of seventeenth and eighteenth century Italian songs.
    • A poem set-to songs; a musical composition comprising choruses, solos, interludes, etc., arranged in a somewhat remarkable fashion; originally, a composition for one noise, comprising both recitative and melody.
    • initially, a musical recitation of a quick drama or story in verse by one individual, without action, followed by an individual tool, and soon after with airs or melodies interspersed; now, a choral structure, either sacred in how of an oratorio, but reduced, or secular, as a lyric crisis or tale adapted to music, however intended to be acted.
    • a musical composition for sounds and orchestra considering a religious text

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