[Smt-talk] Plagal cadence

Nicole Biamonte nbiamonte at aya.yale.edu
Wed Apr 22 20:34:14 PDT 2009

This is undoubtedly not the first usage, but Cherubini comments on the
relationship between authentic and plagal modes and cadences (dividing the
8ve into 5th+4th vs. 4th+5th) in his *Cours de contrepoint et de
fugue*(Paris: M. Schlesinger, c. 1837), v. 2, ch. 7.

Nicole Biamonte
University of Iowa

2009/4/22 Peter Schubert, Prof. <peter.schubert at mcgill.ca>

>   What I’d like to know is where this term occurs for the first time. I
> don’t recall seeing it in any treatise in the sixteenth century or even the
> early 17th. My bet is French treatises from the late 17th-early 18th cc.
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