Cantata
(kahn-TAH-tuh)


[It.]


A poem set to music to be performed by voices and instruments, which usually has several movements: airs, recitatives, and choruses.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Bach: Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf, BWV 140, Chorale
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 58
Bach: Cantata No. 140, Wachet ayf, BWV 140, "Er kommt, er kommt"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 59

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