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a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

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Of these composers, the only one at all well known is Clerambault, the undisputed master of the cantate francoise.
His Cantates (1703; "Cantatas"), lyrics meant to be sung, comprised a type of chamber opera.
Tout d'abord, une liasse consideree jusqu'ici comme des esquisses pour l'opera inacheve Ghiselle nous montre le compositeur etudiant l'oeuvre de ses pairs, car elle contient en realite des notes de lecture de deux cantates de Johann Sebastian Bach et de six operas de Richard Wagner.
142 L'ange et l'enfant 1846 143 Souvenance 1846 146 Les trois exiles 1848 147 Aimer 1849 149 S'il est un charmant gazon 1857 150 S'il est un charmant gazon 1857 Cantates, oratorios 179B Ruth 1860 185 Les Beatitudes 1847 Messes, motets, cantiques 189 Ave Maria 1845 190 Sub tuum praesidium 1847 192 Gratia super gratiam 1850 ?
It was after having finished her translation of Roberto Juarroz's Fragments verticaux that she went back to reading the Bible, says Silvia Baron Supervielle in the "Avant-Propos" to Nouvelles cantates: En lisant en ecrivant.
We thus experience a feeling at once familiar and strange in reading these Nouvelles cantates, "songs" that leap out from the biblical prose not only by their italics and foreshortened lines but also by the new space they occupy in the telling of biblical stories deprived of their narrative framework.
Interspersed with the instrumental pieces are three vocal works - two cantates and an ornamented air serieux.
Les archives musicales des freres du Sacre-Coeur contiennent bien sur des oeuvres sacrees, mais aussi des harmonisations de chants folkloriques, des cantates, des operettes, des fables mises en musique, des arrangements de chants profanes pour chorale, ainsi que des pieces instrumentales pour differentes formations : piano, orgue, deux ou trois pianos, violon et piano, orchestre d'harmonie, etc.
Table 1 Jean-Baptiste Stuck, Cantates francoises (1706) Cantata [Keys.sup.*] Philomele (e-G/V) G (D-G) C (a)-e L'amant impatient (a-C) C (G-d) Bb (C-d; a-F/V) a L'amant reconcilie (Bb-d) Bb (c-d; D; a-d; F-C) C; Bb Contre l'ambition (b) b (G) D (D) b Le calme de la nuit (g-d; F) Bb (g-a) C L'Aurore et Cephale (c) c (c-g) F (d-a) c *Upper-case letters indicate major keys; lower-case, minor.
Albinoni, Tommaso, [12 cantates. Voix, basse continue.
$175.] Contains: Cantates francoises, sur des sujets tirez de l'Ecriture, books 1-2.
It is not great surprise that both groups have chosen Monteclair's La mort de Didon (c.1709) and Pan et Syrinx (c.1717), because these are two especially note-worthy cantates. La mort de Didon includes some spectacularly extrovert violin writing in the Italian style: the air |Tirans de l'empire de l'onde' is packed with double and triple stopping to conjure up waves, thunder, furious winds and floods avenging Dido's betrayed ardour.
The catalog lists 302 individual items, numbered consecutively and divided into seven principal musical genres: Sonates (78 items), Pieces de clavessin (11 items), Cantates (20 items), Cantatilles (5 items), Airs (13 items), Motets (9 items), and Opera (166 items).
It is no great surprise that both groups have chosen Monteclair's La mort de Didon (c.1709) and pan et Syrinx (c.1717), because these are two especially note-worthy cantates. la mort de Didon includes some spectacularly extrovert violin writing in the Italian style: the air |Tirans de l'empire de l'onde' is packed with double and triple stopping to conjure up waves, thunder, furious winds and floods avenging Dido's betrayed ardour.
At the climax of the cantate, when the nymph Syrinx is rescued from Pan's cluthces in the nick of time by being transformed into a reed, Monteclair's instructions to the performers are most precise: words such as mesure, lent, silence and coule are marked into the score.