Part of speech: noun

A choral composition in the style of oratorio.

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Usage examples "cantata":

  1. His compositions include songs, anthems, organ music, a Lenten Cantata, " The Message from the Cross." - "Scotland's Mark on America", George Fraser Black.
  2. His last work, completed shortly before his death, was a cantata, entitled 'The Praise of Music. - "Self Help", Samuel Smiles.
  3. As we were leaving by train the following morning we met a dear old musician who had taken part in the chorus of the cantata. - "Grain and Chaff from an English Manor", Arthur H. Savory.