Reference Entry

tierce de Picardie

Edited by Joyce Bourne

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

Sixth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199578108
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744518
tierce de Picardie

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Picardy third. Term applied to major 3rd used at end of a comp. that is otherwise in a minor key, thus converting expected minor chord into major. Commonly used up to end of 18th cent. Reason for name unknown....

Reference Entry.  45 words. 

Subjects: Music

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