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Robbins follows quite closely the scenario of Stravinsky’s 1923 dance cantata.
At the beginning, the soul is very remorseful and repenting, but the soul is redeemed throughout the cantata.
Scored for soprano, two tenors and orchestra, the 20-minute cantata sounds a lot like Haydn but the dominant voice is Cherubini’s.
David Timm conducted the university’s choir and Baroque ensemble in three cantatas, over and above the 33.
The concert will open with a cantata by the Bach Aria Soloists’ namesake.
The different ensembles formed a cohesive group and gave a powerful performance of Orff’s cantata.
With its message of hope just beyond the horizon, the cantata has become a staple of Advent church services.
Soprano Celine Ricci is featured in a cantata by Clérambault, along with chamber music by Rameau, Leclair and Couperin.
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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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