About Cantata Editions
This site and its affiliates make available the research, editions and transcriptions of a number of musicologists and performers around the world. We invite submissions for inclusion from anyone interested in the field, encourage discussion of issues concerning the genre as well as any related issues.
We specialise in publishing works which are difficult to find or have not been reproduced in modern editions. All of our editions are based upon the original manuscripts or period printings and editorial changes are clearly marked so that performers are able to make informed choices in preparing the works. Most of the music in the catalogue has never before been available in modern editions or recordings - we invite you to enter the world of this great vocal music.
Cantata Web editions are high quality but incredibly low-priced, presented with informative prefaces and translations where appropriate/available. All Cantata Web editions are printed on heavy (100gsm) paper, comb-bound for easier reading and protected by card and plastic covers. Continuo lines are not realised due to the importance of interpretation for each individual. All editions are provided with a single copy of the score and all instrumental (string and woodwind) parts. Parts are generally single-sheet except for collections where parts are similarly bound. On rare occasions it is not possible to provide printed versions of our editions and a PDF copy will be subsituted, the balance of the costs being then refunded to the customer.
Cantata Editions is a very small company. Music is printed to order and is sent via Royal Mail Airmail or parcel service and can sometimes be delayed when the staff are researching outside the UK, however we always aim for delivery within 28 days. Should you require faster delivery and are happy to print the music yourself, please select Adobe PDF. If you require courier delivery, please request this on checkout and one of our staff will be in touch with a price. PDF orders will be emailed to you on weekdays and occasionally on weekends. We cannot provide an instant service, but it is usually quite fast.
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