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Lydian

Harold S. Powers

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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The common name for the fifth of the eight church modes, the authentic mode on F. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance the Lydian mode was described in two ways: as the diatonic octave species from f to f′, divided at c′ and consisting of a third species of 5th (tone–tone–tone–semitone) plus a third species of 4th (tone–tone–semitone), thus fgabc′ + c′–d

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