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Philly sounds, with subtitles What came out was a series of movements that music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin described as something between an oratorio, cantata, and opera, each with subtitles to give the listener bearings in time and place.
The first major addition is the text that bridges the cantata’s three chorales.
An Easter breakfast will be at 9 a.m. and Easter worship and cantata will be at 10:30 a.m. April 1.
Nicolai composed the hymn on which the cantata was eventually based in 1598, while everything around him was dying at an alarming speed.
For its May 19 season finale, the early music ensemble will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Pasadena with a program of chorale concertos and cantatas.
The informal and informational program looks at a cantata and Brandenburg concerto by the master composer.
No one in the sixties much cared about these—who was going to mount a theatrical production of a pop cantata?—but Lloyd Webber did, and miraculously managed to hold on to his, or, at least, to eighty per cent of them.
What sets his movie apart are the flavors, feelings and fleeting glimpses of attraction that find as much erotic tension in a volleyball game or alfresco lunch as in sparring over a Bach cantata.
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A cantata is a work for voice or voices and instruments of the baroque era. From its beginnings in 17th-century Italy, both secular and religious cantatas were written. The earliest cantatas were generally for solo voice with minimal instrumental accompaniment. Cantatas soon developed a dramatic character and alternating sections of recitative (solo singing that imitates the rhythms and tones of speech) and aria, paralleling the simultaneous development of opera. In Germany, the Lutheran cantata almost always involved a chorus. The approximately 200 cantatas written by Johann Sebastian Bach are the most celebrated. After ca. 1750 the cantata gradually declined.
CANTATA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cantata for English Language Learners
: a piece of music for singers and instruments that usually has several parts (called movements) and often has a religious subject
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