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.
an unstaged secular or sacred composition, with several movements, for single voice or voices (alternating aria, duet, recitative, full chorus, etc.), normally accompanied by instruments. The vocal equivalent of sonata.
(Ital. for "sung work.") : Genre of vocal composition originating in the Baroque, sacred or secular, for soloist or chorus. A cantata usually has recitatives and arias, duets, choruses, etc. Bach wrote more than 200 cantatas, many of them taking inspiration from and embracing a Protestant chorale.
A relatively diminutive composite vocal form that developed early in the Baroque era. It was based on a continuous text, with a lyric, dramatic or religious subject. The Italian cantata would parallel the course of opera seria and degenerate into a vehicle for virtuoso display. In Germany it took a more serious and dramatic bent and ultimately merged with the sacred oratorio.
Multi-movement work for soloists, chorus and orchestra or ensemble, usually with a sacred text
Multi-movement work for soloist and orchestra or ensemble, with a sacred or secular text
A Baroque genre for voice(s) and instruments on a sacred or secular poem, including recitatives, arias, and sometimes choruses.
(con-TAH-tuh) A musical form, generally for chorus, orchestra and soloists: based on a primarily narrative text. The most famous cantatas are those by Bach, all of which are based on scriptural texts.
a musical composition comprised of solos,duets, recitatives and choruses accompanied by instruments
Term applied to a 17th and 18th century multi-movement non-theatrical and non-liturgical vocal genre; subsequently used to describe large-scale vocal works in the same spirit, generally for soloists, chorus and orchestra.
a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
a form of vocal chamber music most popular during the Baroque
a musical composition for one or more voices sung to an instrumental accompaniment
a musical concert where only one vocalist and one or more instruments play
a settings of religious words for choir and instruments
a vocal work consisting of a succession of recitatives, choruses, arias and duets
Musical genre for voices and instruments.
a choral work with or without solo voices, similar to a short oratorio
kahn-TAH-tah]: comes from the Italian word "cantare," meaning "to sing." This indicates that cantatas always used voices. In Bach's day, these were multi-movement works, accompanied by an orchestra. Almost all of Bach's cantatas use a choir. Many were written for specific feast days in the Lutheran Church calendar.
A work consisting of several arias, either secular or sacred in nature, which features one or more solo voices with instrumental accompaniment. An acknowledged master of the cantata form was Bach.
"Sung". A multi-movement vocal work for concert or church performance by a choir, sometimes soloists, and an instrumental ensemble.
Baroque sacred or secular choral composition of some length, containing solos, duets, and choruses, with or without orchestral or keyboard accompaniment.
A work for solo singers, chorus and instrumentalists based on a lyric or dramatic poetic narrative. It generally consists of several movements including recitatives, arias and ensemble pieces.
Vocal genre for solo singers, chorus and instrumentalists based on a lyric or dramatic poetic narrative. It generally consists of several movements including recitatives, arias and ensemble numbers.
a composite form of vocal music, mainly in the Baroque period, consisting of a number of movements (four to six or more) such as arias, recitatives, duets, and choruses. The text may be either religious or secular
(con-TAH-tah) A musical form, generally for chorus and soloists, based on a primarily narrative text. The most famous cantatas are those written by Bach, all of which take scriptural texts as their starting points - some are even for solo voice and instrument.
An extensive composition for solo voice and/or chorus.
a posh name for a long anthem in several sections, with solos and choruses (Bach wrote over 200)
n. A choral composition.
A composition in several movements for solo voice(s), instruments, and perhaps also chorus. Depending on text, cantatas are categorized as either secular or church cantatas.
Generally for chorus and soloists, a musical form based primarily on narrative text.
Properly, a piece that is sung, as opposed to 'sonata,' a piece that is played. In the early 17th Century, the word was used to refer to extended pieces of secular music, for one or two voices with accompaniment.
A composition for vocal soloists and/or choir orchestra, on a smaller scale than an oratorio. The art reached its zenith with the 200-plus cantatas of J.S. Bach, but 19th and 20th-century composers have also written cantatas - ie Elgar's King Olaf, or Prokofiev's splendidly over-the-top Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution.
Choral or solo vocal form developed in the Baroque period based on secular or religious text, generally with several movements and instrumental ensemble accompaniment.
A work for one or more voices with instrumental accompaniment
A cantata (Italian, 'sung') is a vocal composition accompanied by instruments and generally containing more than one movement.