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crotchet

1. Music a note having the time value of a quarter of a semibreve
2. Zoology a small notched or hooked process, as in an insect

crotchet

Obsolete term for crocket.
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Palestrina's response to the text is both sensitive (a wonderful passage at the end of Beati omnes paints the word `pacem' (`peace') by slowing the rate of musical change, using scalic motives in minims rather than the crotchets more typical in such fully scored sections) and, in one case, punning: in Beati omnes there is a rather odd passage of perfect mensuration setting the concluding words of a verse of the psalm, which was presumably prompted by the fact that those words were `in circuitu mensae tuae' (`around thy table'), `circuitu' suggesting the circle sign which represented perfect mensuration.
In Variation 1 there is a contraction from a canon at the minim (bars 5, 6--7, 17) to one at the crotchet (bar 23), but this latter pattern, which continues in even quavers throughout the first half of Variation 2, long outstays its welcome, for which eleven further bars of contrasting right-hand passage-work (bar 49 etc.
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In a passage containing unequal quavers, for example, a dotted crotchet would be lengthened and the following quaver shortened in direct proportion to the amount of inequality.
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Overall, crotchet and quaver declamation plays an important part in the piece, as can be seen from illus.
The first of these concerns the fact that crotchet figures in this piece appear dotted at several points in a number of sources; Doe's critical commentary states (p.
There is great technical control and mental concentration, but shaping rarely goes beyond the size of the crotchet beat, and the smallest common note value is treated as fundamental.
Bruggen opts for a sharper contrast of tempo between the two middle movements than Beethoven's metronome markings suggest, although the slow movement, beginning at around crotchet = 50, enjoys at all times a live sense of lines in motion, while in the second movement the scherzo is paced to perfection, and it is only in the trio (about minim = 160) that listeners who eagerly await the telling succession of staccato and legato articulation in the oboe may feel cheated when it slips by as they blink.
the tied crotchet g" in bar 23 of the first Allegro of no.
A great many of these variants are of the simplest kinds: the rhythm of a single part is altered by, for example, dividing a note into two shorter ones or by adding or removing a dotted rhythm; or crotchet decoration is added or suppressed.