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  • v. Present participle of cadence. (verb)


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  • The fifth, when in the lowest voice, should be used as in two-part counterpoint, except when used in V4/3 or the cadencing tonic six-four chord.

    A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons

  • The six-four chord may be used at the close as the cadencing tonic six-four chord.

    A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons

  • The psychology of rhythm shows its basal value in cadencing the soul.

    Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene

  • My wife, who has not the slightest suspicion that I am a Jew, is not a little astonished by this peculiar musical wail, this trilling and cadencing.

    Jewish Literature and Other Essays

  • The cadencing of a musical phrase in Hawaiian song was marked by

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii The Sacred Songs of the Hula

  • Steadily, lithely, and with never an error the rowers drove through the waves -- steadily, and in exact time, their cry arose cadencing each stroke.

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

  • The second, "et pariet filium," is quite distinct from the first, rising a whole octave to the high d and cadencing on a. Johner observes that there is a pentatonic element here, pointing out that "pariet" contains no half steps, but outlines the notes of the pentatonic scale DEGAC.

    New Liturgical Movement

  • We walked on with a feeling of inward peace, and let our conversation touch on many subjects; we spoke of sounds and colours, of the masters and their works, and of the joys of the mind; we thought of different writings, of familiar pictures and poses; we recited aloud some wonderful verses, the beauty of which thrilled us so that we repeated the rhythm again and again, accentuating the words and cadencing them so that they were almost sung.

    Over Strand and Field

  • Thus the three phrases of the piece represent a rhetorical progression: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive," to a moderate but increasing melodic development; "and bear a son," raising the effect of the phrase by rising to the highest pitch of the piece and cadencing on the fifth degree; "and his name shall be called Emmanuel" then adds a warmer and more colored sonority through more frequent half steps on the culminating designation of the name of the Savior.

    New Liturgical Movement

  • Passages of generic cadencing and decoration that often pass by unacknowledged by other ensembles sound utterly magical here, the enhanced expressive flexibility of gut strings revelled in to the full ... "

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