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cantata


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cantata  \Can*ta"ta\,  n.  [It.,  fr  cantare  to  sing,  fr  L. 
  cantare  intens  of  canere  to  sing.]  (Mus.) 
  A  poem  set  to  music;  a  musical  composition  comprising 
  choruses,  solos,  interludes,  etc.,  arranged  in  a  somewhat 
  dramatic  manner;  originally,  a  composition  for  a  single 
  noise,  consisting  of  both  recitative  and  melody. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cantata 
  n  :  a  musical  setting  for  a  religious  text  [syn:  {oratorio}] 




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