About Cantata Editions

Founded in 1998, Cantata Editions and its affiliates make available the research, PDF editions and transcriptions of a number of musicologists and performers around the world. We specialise in publishing digital editions of 18th Century vocal music which are difficult to find or have not been reproduced in modern editions.

Our main focus is on the music of Nicola Porpora, Francesco Mancini, Giovanni BononciniLeonardo Leo and of course Domenico and Alessandro Scarlatti. We invite submissions for inclusion from anyone interested in the field and encourage discussion of issues concerning the genre.

All of our PDF editions are based upon the original manuscripts or contemporary copies/printings and editorial changes are clearly marked so that performers are able to make informed choices in preparing the works.

Please read our editorial Principles here for a comprehensive guide to our approach to editing this wonderful repertoire.

Each listing in the Catalogue:

  • Has a preview of the music in PDF form
  • Comes with score and parts (where appropriate)
  • Is imediately available after purchase.

We invite you to enter and make your own contribution to the world of this great vocal music!