Landini cadence

Lan·​di·​ni cadence | \ län-ˈdē-nē- How to pronounce Landini cadence (audio) \

Definition of Landini cadence

: a musical cadence common in 15th- and 16th-century polyphony in which the melody ends with the scale-degree succession 7-6-1 and the bass ends with the succession 2-1

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First Known Use of Landini cadence

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Landini cadence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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