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cadence

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Any melodic or harmonic progression which has come to possess a conventional association with the ending of a comp., a section, or a phrase.

The commonest harmonic cadences are: (a)null...

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cadence

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Any melodic or harmonic progression which has come to possess a conventional association with the ending of a comp., a section, or a phrase.

The commonest harmonic cadences are: (a)null...

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cadence

in Dictionary Plus Music

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 57 words.

A musical formula used to end a melody or harmonic progression. In Western tonal music, several cadences are possible, the

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Cadence

Daniel Harrison.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Concepts in Music Theory

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 11266 words.

This article defines cadence as a convention of musical ending realized through counterpoint. It encodes the principle of imperfect sonorities resolving to perfect sonorities. The authentic...

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cadence

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1320 words.

A melodic or harmonic motion conventionally associated with the ending of a phrase, section, movement, or composition. The implied connection between ‘cadence’ and falling is most...

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Cadence

William S. Rockstro, George Dyson, William Drabkin, Harold S. Powers and Julian Rushton.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 2810 words.

(Fr. cadence; Ger. Kadenz, Schluss; It. cadenza)

The conclusion to a phrase, movement or piece based on a recognizable melodic formula, harmonic progression or dissonance...

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broken cadence

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Interrupted cadence.

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broken cadence

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 4 words.

Interrupted cadence.

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broken cadence

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 5 words.

Interrupted *cadence.

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cadence n

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

ˈkɛ:dǝns

sp cadence1

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dominant cadence

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Same as imperfect cadence, or half close.

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dominant cadence

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 9 words.

Same as imperfect cadence, or half close.

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dominant cadence

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 9 words.

Same as imperfect cadence, or half close.

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plagal cadence

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 37 words.

Cadence with subdominant preceding the tonic, normally both in root position. Known also as ‘Amen cadence’, because it was used

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Medial cadence

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 57 words.

[inverted cadence]

A Cadence whose penultimate chord is in inversion, as opposed to a ‘radical cadence’, whose chords are in root position. In some American writings the...

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Perfect cadence

Julian Rushton.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 72 words.

[authentic cadence; final cadence; full cadence; full close] (Fr. cadence parfaite, cadence authentique; Ger. Ganzschluss, vollkommene Kadenz; It. cadenza perfetta, cadenza intera)

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deceptive cadence

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Same as Interrupted cadence, i.e. chord of the dominant followed by that of submediant.

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deceptive cadence

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 16 words.

Same as Interrupted cadence, i.e. chord of the dominant followed by that of submediant.

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deceptive cadence

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 16 words.

Same as Interrupted cadence, i.e. chord of the dominant followed by that of submediant.

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plagal cadence

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Cadence with subdominant preceding the tonic, normally both in root position. Known also as ‘Amen cadence’, because it was used for the Amen of hymns in the 15th and 16th cents. Use revived...

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suspended cadence

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Delay before final cadence of a comp. so that performer in conc. (or, formerly, aria) may insert cadenza.

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