Cantata

A Cantata is a musical composition for voice and instrumental accompaniment, usually spanning several movements and involving choral forces. The term has been in use since the early 17th century, when it usually designated a type of single voice madrigal. The cantata eventually evolved into a substantially secular dramatic piece, often indistinguishable from an opera fragment. In the case of religious-themed cantatas, it is hard to tell the difference with a small oratorio, or a fragment of oratorio. Nowadays the term is somewhat loosely employed. Famous pieces in the genre include Bach's collection of more than 200 cantatas, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and Luigi Nono's 'el canto sospeso'.

Komponisten

Friedrich Beringer Friedrich Kuhlau Friedrich Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow Gabriel Fauré Gabriel Pierné Georg Friedrich Händel Georg Philipp Telemann George Carter George Elbridge Whiting George Whitefield Chadwick Giacomo Carissimi Giacomo Cordella Giacomo Facco Giovanni Allegrini Giovanni Andrea Cima Giovanni Battista Alveri Giovanni Battista Bassani Giovanni Battista Ferrandini Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Giovanni Bononcini Giovanni Felice Sances Giovanni Marco Rutini Giovanni Paolo Colonna Giuseppe Antonio Vincenzo Aldrovandini Gustav Mahler Gustave Charpentier Hans Leo Hassler Hector Berlioz Heinrich Albert Heinrich Bach Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Heinrich Schütz Heinrich von Herzogenberg Henry Carey Herman Bemberg James A. Butterfield James L. Ensign Jan Dismas Zelenka Jean Sibelius Jean-Philippe Rameau Jiří Antonín Benda Joachim Raff João Domingos Bomtempo Johan Henrik Freithoff Johann Adolph Scheibe Johann Christoph Bach Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach Johann Crüger Johann Ernst Bach Johann Ernst Bästel Johann Friedrich Agricola Johann Friedrich Doles Johann Friedrich Fasch Johann Gottfried Vierling Johann Gottlieb Graun Johann Heinrich Carl Bornhardt Johann Hermann Schein Johann Kuhnau Johann Ludwig Bach Johann Melchior Molter Johann Michael Bach Johann Nicolaus Bach Johann Pachelbel Johann Samuel Endler Johann Sebastian Bach Johannes Bernardus van Bree Johannes Brahms John Christopher Pepusch John Francis Barnett John Liptrot Hatton John Stanley Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Joseph Barnby