cantata cantata  /ˌkæn ˈtɑ tə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

Usage(s):

  1. The cantata introduces an old man, the Spirit of the Sea, who relates the story of the sinking of Atlantis to a young man named Christopher Columbus.
  2. A rare Bach secular cantata called The Coffee Cantata proved so popular when released last month that Victor soon came out with a secular cantata of its own, Peasant Cantata.
  3. Alexander Arutiunian, 36, Armenian-born writer whose 1948 cantata about the Homeland won a Stalin Prize.

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    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Timothy Murray Source: TMC Net

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    on Dec 21, 2007 By: Gai Waterhouse Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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