A short musical work for vocalists with instrumental accompaniment

Catata is a musical work that mainly composed for vocalist, accompanied by instruments. The Italian word "Catata" originated in the seventeenth century, means "to sing".

The term "Catata" is the opposite of Sonata while "Cantata" is written for vocalist and "Sonata" is written for instrumentalist. Both musical compositions usually consist of multiple movements.

Example of Cantata

J S Bach Cantata- '(Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir)' BWV 29- all of bach

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