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Amen Cadence

Definition of the noun amen cadence

What does amen cadence mean as a name of something?

noun

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

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Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

Because it is sung to the word amen at the conclusion of Protestant hymns, it is also termed an amen cadence. As at the conclusion of hymns, it often follows immediately on an authentic cadence and is interpreted in this context as elaborating ...

Google previewThe Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1999)

by Don Michael Randel

Because it is sung to the word amen at the conclusion of Protestant hymns, it is also termed an amen cadence. As at the conclusion of hymns, it often follows immediately on an authentic cadence and is interpreted in this context as elaborating ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Music (2013)

by Michael Kennedy, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Joyce Kennedy

Plagal cadence (Amen cadence, church cadence, Greek cadence). Chord of the subdominant followed by that of tonic.

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Music Definitions

by L. C. Harnsberger

It is sometimes called an Amen cadence. plagal mode: A mode whose keynote is a fourth higher than the lowest note. Also see authentic mode. plainchant, plainsong 1: Gregorian Chant. 2: Monophonic, unmeasured chant. player piano: A ...

Google previewAmerican History and Encyclopedia of Music (1910)

by William Lines Hubbard

Church cadence; amen cadence: a popular name for the plagal cadence, one formed by a subdominant chord which is built up on the fourth tone of the scale and followed by a chord of the keynote.

Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music ... (1910)

by Edward Dickinson, George Whitfield Andrews, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

Church cadence; amen cadence: a popular name for the plagal cadence, ...

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Music : Definiti (1996)

by Lindsey C. Harnsberger

It is sometimes called an Amen cadence plagal mode: A mode ...

Google previewMini Music Guides: Dictionary of Music (2013)

All the Essential Terms, Composers, and Theory in an Easy-to-Follow Format! by L. C. Harnsberger

It is sometimes called an Amen cadence. plagal mode: A mode whose keynote is a fourth higher than the lowest note. Also see authentic mode. plainchant, plainsong 1: Gregorian Chant. 2: Monophonic, unmeasured chant. player piano: A ...

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Music (2005)

The Most Practical and Useful Music Dictionary for Students and Professionals by L. C. Harnsberger

It is sometimes called an Amen cadence plagal mode: A mode ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

In the mandge, an equal measure or pro- sists of the chord of the subdominant followed by that of the tonic : frequently used at the close of chanta or hymn- tunes with the word "amen," and sometimes popularly called the amen cadence.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1900)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

used at the close of chants or hymntunes with the won “amen,” and sometimes popularly called the amen cadence—Suspended cadence, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1914)

sists of the chord of the subdominant followed by that of the tonic: frequently used at the close of chants or hymntunes with the word “amen," and sometimes popularly called the amen cadence.—Suspended cadence, an ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

sists of the chord of the subdominant followed by that of the tonic: frequently used at the close of chants or hymntunes with the word “amen,” and sometimes popularly called the amen cadence.—Suspended cadence, an ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

Amen cadence, is rarely used except in sacred music. Directly opposed to the final character of the Authentic cadence is the Half-Cadence, called also the Half- Close, which ends on the dominant chord, preceded by the tonic. This gives the ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

sists of the chord of the subdominant followed by that of the tonic: frequently used at the close of chants or hymntunes with the word “amen,” and sometimes popularly called the amen cadence.—Suspended cadence, an ...

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