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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CANTATA

You must set at the cantata while we are away, and have it finished for us to hear when we come back.

The symphony clearly reflects the spirit of the cantata, which follows.

Her cantata, "Die Heilige Nacht," for soloists and chorus, is often heard.

The performance is on Monday and I chance to know the cantata.

The distribution of presents was not to come off until after the cantata.

If the cantata is finished on this scale, its production will be a national event.

Fuzelier wrote, in honor of coffee, a cantata, set to music by Bernier.

The best illustration, perhaps, may be found in his Centennial Cantata.

The success of the Bach cantata was injured by a contretemps.

They are dancing, while waiting for Tosca, who is to sing in the cantata.

WORD ORIGIN

1724, from Italian cantata, literally "that which is sung," past participle of cantare "to sing" (see chant (v.)).

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