missa cantata

[mis-uh kuh n-tah-tuh]


a Mass whose music is equivalent to that of the High Mass but that is less elaborate in its celebration.

Origin of missa cantata

1900–05; < Late Latin: literally, sung mass; see mass, cantata
Also called sung Mass.
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