from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Consisting of two; double.
- adjective Music Consisting of two or a multiple of two beats to the measure.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To double.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Double.
- adjective (Math.) that in which the antecedent term is double the consequent, as of 2 to 1, 8 to 4, etc.
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- adjective rare
- adjective Having two
beats, or a multiple of two beats, in each measure.
- adjective poetry Having two beats in each
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Conductors should mark the changes, and conduct them (beating the half-note, as much as possible); singers need only keep an even quarter-note pulse, whether duple or compound, and follow the natural rhythm and accentuation of the text.
Both musicians relished the dancing hemiola figures in the third movement, shifts of the downbeat between duple and triple groupings, and played with impressive bravura and accuracy.
What we know: it's something written by the date of the film, it involves at least one mallet instrument, and it contains at least 15 or so seconds of music in straight duple meter.
The primary difference in the Karp transcription (Vol. 2, pg. 206) and the Helmer transcription (pg. 243) is that the former is in triple meter and the latter, duple.
For three voices, in duple meter, based on a structural duet of discantus and tenor with an added contratenor, and occasionally imitative, they display the usual characteristics of the genre.
Leaving behind the triumvirate, we enter into the duple meter of blank and, then, free verse.
Certainly, the rhymthic structures are quadruple and duple (with the exception of "Hitler In My Heart" where we are given 5's and 7's), but within those thoroughly square and masculine rhythms, there is a litheness, a suppleness, a winding and breathing, a certain fluidity that is thoroughly feminine.
Actually, the Helmer score is notated in free rhythm, but a duple meter is suggested.
From a musical perspective, these were melodies written in minor keys, in duple meter, at times in the rhythm of a marche (in most cases, a slow marche), in strophic form.
The final duple arrangement is ‘Classical Prosody’ and ‘Prosody and Period’ -- the latter worth the price of admission by itself.