Definition of Plagal cadence

1. Noun. A cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic.

Exact synonyms: Amen Cadence
Generic synonyms: Cadence



Definition of Plagal cadence

1. Noun. (music) A falling cadence in which a subdominant chord precedes the tonic; especially used in an ending Amen. ¹

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Literary usage of Plagal cadence

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1. The Material Used in Musical Composition: A System of Harmony Designed by Percy Goetschius (1913)
"2) The plagal cadence. See par. 187. — *3) The rhythm in bass, in the first two measures, is irregular, the heavier note occupying the lighter beat (par. ..."

2. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"It consists of the progression from the subdominant to the tonic, and is known as the plagal cadence. It survives in the Amen with which it is the ..."

3. Intervals, Chords and Ear Training for Young Pianoforte Students by Jean Parkman Brown (1897)
"The plagal cadence. A close formed by the subdominant chord followed by tonic chord is called a plagal cadence. plagal cadences. bc 105. ..."

4. Intervals, Chords and Ear Training for Young Pianoforte Students by Jean Parkman Brown (1897)
"The plagal cadence. A close formed by the subdominant chord followed by the tonic chord is called a plagal cadence. 105. < The subdominant tone in the bass ..."

5. The Musiclover's Handbook: Containing (1) a Pronouncing Dictionary of by John Herbert Clifford (1911)
"Placidly, quietly. Placido (It.) (plah-chee'-do). Placid; quiet. plagal cadence. From subdominant to tonic: Plagal Scales or ..."

6. The Material Used in Musical Composition: A System of Harmony Designed by Percy Goetschius (1913)
"2) The plagal cadence. See par. 187. — *3) The rhythm in bass, in the first two measures, is irregular, the heavier note occupying the lighter beat (par. ..."

7. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"It consists of the progression from the subdominant to the tonic, and is known as the plagal cadence. It survives in the Amen with which it is the ..."

8. Intervals, Chords and Ear Training for Young Pianoforte Students by Jean Parkman Brown (1897)
"The plagal cadence. A close formed by the subdominant chord followed by tonic chord is called a plagal cadence. plagal cadences. bc 105. ..."

9. Intervals, Chords and Ear Training for Young Pianoforte Students by Jean Parkman Brown (1897)
"The plagal cadence. A close formed by the subdominant chord followed by the tonic chord is called a plagal cadence. 105. < The subdominant tone in the bass ..."

10. The Musiclover's Handbook: Containing (1) a Pronouncing Dictionary of by John Herbert Clifford (1911)
"Placidly, quietly. Placido (It.) (plah-chee'-do). Placid; quiet. plagal cadence. From subdominant to tonic: Plagal Scales or ..."

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