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perfect cadence

where the dominant passes into the harmony of the tonic chord. [Music: Thompson, 333]
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She wound up the crowd and with perfect cadence introduced the candidate, after admitting that at this third event, she was "getting to like this."
The teeming favelas are a shock to foreign visitors, but the discipline of performing in perfect cadence is obviously a federating experience for people from all walks of life.
Now on his mid eighties, Bebo shares with us a perfect cadence and sensitivity with each key of his piano; a perfect balance of expression and technique.
Deppert proceeds, with painstaking detail, to discern these forms in Bach's fugue subjects and then moves on to the various forms of harmonic cadence (where all the melodic forms are generally heard simultaneously): 'clausula formalis perfectissima' (i.e., the modern perfect cadence); 'clausula perfecta sire dissecta' (i.e., the modern plagal and imperfect cadences where the bass drops a fourth) etc.
Stanco defines Ray with pit bull brilliance, chewing through Shepard's circuitous writing style with perfect cadence, long stretches of confounded silence shattered by alarming bursts of verbal and physical violence.