Introducing the Cantata Web

The Cantata Web links the websites below, includes a site-specific catalogue and enables all visitors to browse and add to the research showcased through the various sites.

Click on the site name to visit...

18th Century Music
18th Century Music has been launched to be an interactive music resource on the web. We invite contributions from academics and students, performers and audiences. Start a debate in one of our forums, get your work published electronically, you can even get a free web-based email address here!

Baroque Aria
Dedicated to the baroque aria and operatic repertoire, this site intends to further the opportunities to research and perform this vast and fascinating genre.

Baroque Cantata
Dedicated to the baroque cantata repertoire, this site intends to further the opportunities to research and perform this vast and fascinating genre.

Baroque Composers
Baroque Composers is a collaborative project featuring the work of a number of researchers and performers. Composer biographies, repertoire lists and new editions.

Baroque Motet
At this site we plan to stretch the absolute definition of motet to include settings of liturgical texts alongside works like the paraphrases of liturgical texts above as well as the beautiful cantata spirituale - or religious cantatas that flourished in the first half of the 18th century, and through to the cantatas of Buxtehude and Bach.

Baroque Music UK
Baroque Music UK is a directory and resource for baroque music with a UK bias.

Baroque Opera
Dedicated to the baroque aria and operatic repertoire, this site intends to further the opportunities to research and perform this vast and fascinating genre.

Baroque Serenata
Dedicated to the baroque serenata repertoire, this site intends to further the opportunities to research and perform this vast and unusual genre.

Cantata Editions
The commercial centre of the Cantata Web - offering for sale the complete catalogue of all the Cantata Web sites.

Durante Project
Francesco Durante (1684 - 1755) was one of the most highly respected composers and teachers of the early to mid 18th century. The Durante Project hopes to bring more attention to a much neglected composer.

Francesco Mancini
Devoted to the music of Alessandro Scarlatti's Naples deputy.

Giovanni Bononcini
This site is dedicated to Giovanni Bononcini's music and teaching and to the preparation and publication of new editions of his music. Join the discussion, browse through our music selection, or simply read more about the composer.

Hasse Project
Aims to showcase the life and works of the German Baroque composer Johann Adolph Hasse - Il Sassone - (1699 - 1783), an opera composer of reknown and student of Porpora and Alessandro Scarlatti.

Italian Cantata
Showcasing one of the most prolific of baroque musical genres, Italian Cantata is making available the new editions, transcriptions and research of contributors from around the world. Constantly expanding, the catalogue of fascinating, challenging and at all times beautiful music is available to browse, preview and purchase. Feel free to make your own contributions, join the team of editors, add to the discussion or simply wander through our site.

Le Musiche
Le musiche a una due e pił voci - Italian song and cantata from the 17th century. Music of Sances, Saracini, d'India, Monteverdi et al.

Leonardo Leo
This site is dedicated to Leonardo Leo's music and teaching and to the preparation and publication of new editions of his music. Join the discussion, browse through our music selection, or simply read more about the composer of works like the 8 part Miserere and some of the most beautiful cantate spirituale ever written.

Leonardo Vinci
A composer whose music turned the heads of Vivaldi and Handel, he became an overnight success in comic opera at age 29 and died from poison at the height of his fame. Was it a jilted lover or a jealous rival? The Leonardo Vinci website is a collaborative project featuring the work of a number of international researchers and performers. Over time we hope to add to the information available on this fascinating composer and invite you to contribute to the available editions, biographies, articles and discussions.

Lute Song
Lute Song - the earliest high point of the English Art Song, covering the period 1585 - 1620, Part of the Cantata Web, Music of Dowland, Campian, Morley et al.

Orpheus Britannicus
Published in 1698 by Henry Playford, three years after Purcell's death, 'Orpheus Britannicus', a collection of single songs and songs from his masques and plays, shows the incredible inventiveness of England's greatest early baroque master.

Porpora Project
The Porpora Project has been established in order to display and support the investigations into the life and music of Nicola Porpora by performer and musicologist James Sanderson.
Through his fascination with the vocal music of this much-neglected composer and singing teacher, Sanderson intends to create an accurate portrayal of the depth and breadth of Porpora's work and the effect it had on music-making in the 18th century.

Scarlatti Project
The brainchild of and led by Dr Rosalind Halton D.Phil. the Scarlatti Project involves researching, performing and recording the vocal and keyboard music of the great Italian composer Alessandro Scarlatti.


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