A cantata is an unstaged secular or sacred composition, with several movements, for single voice or voices (alternating aria, duet, recitative, full chorus, etc.), normally accompanied by instruments. It may be considered to be the vocal equivalent of sonata.
Bach Cantata recording review
An explanation of the essence of Bach's Cantata's and a review by Steve Schwartz of selections from the first two volumes of Ton Koopman's complete recording project.
Entries generally compiled from postings about the compositions and their recordings at the Bach Cantatas Mailing List. Participants suggest works to study. Subscription and background information included.
The Bach Cantatas
The pages contain the German texts of all cantatas and most other vocal works by J.S. Bach, as well as French translations of many cantatas.
Bach Cantatas: Indexed Listener's Guide
Separate listings of sacred and secular pieces placed in numerical order with links to pages for individual pieces.
Bach Cantatas: Listener's Guide Indexed by Rating
Personal and professional opinion about the overall quality of the religious pieces by Simon Crouch.
Bach's Cantatas: A Brief Orientation
Tracing patterns and changes in his cantata compositions through different periods in his life. From the Baroque Music Club.
Book Review of Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts
Review by Yo Tomita of Melvin P. Unger's book which details links between bible quotations and allusions and Bach's Cantata movements
Performing monthly Cantata at the Saint Laurens church of Rotterdam The Netherlands. Dates and works to be performed.
Listener's Guide to the Cantatas of J. S. Bach
Simon Crouch article deals with what to listen for, recommended recordings, books, and Internet references.
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