Cantata meaning

kən-tätə
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A musical composition, often using a sacred text, comprising recitatives, arias, and choruses.
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A musical composition consisting of vocal solos, choruses, etc., often with instrumental accompaniment, used as a setting for a story to be sung but not acted.
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(music) A vocal composition accompanied by instruments and generally containing more than one movement, typical of 17th and 18th century Italian music.
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Origin of cantata

  • Italian (aria) cantata sung (aria) feminine past participle of cantare to sing from Latin cantāre kan- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian.

    From Wiktionary