This accounts for the prevalence of cantatas in the English musical repertoire.
Where are Paer's oratorios, operas, and cantatas performed now?
Of this sort Bach is only known to have written three cantatas, of which two remain.
Cantatas and Passions were no longer heard in church worship.
Some fragments of four cantatas to St. Cecilia are to be found in Vol.
His cantatas, of which the number is considerable, were all composed for these occasions.
Of hundreds of cantatas which he then wrote, none were preserved by him.
Several are inspired by the airs of Italian cantatas and operas.
The book I took was not of the most easy kind; it was the cantatas of Clerambault.
In other cantatas it is noted that the cantus firmus (the chorale-melody) is in the soprano, or other voice.