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Cantata

L, It. cantare, = sing. Musical genre; a vocal work usually with several parts for soloist and/or choir and instrumentalists (orchestra). Depending on the occasion the text set to music is of a sacred or secular nature. Beethoven composed three cantatas with several movements and four single-movement cantatas, not all of which are religious in nature.

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