plagal cadence


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plagal cadence

n.
A cadence with the subdominant chord immediately preceding the tonic chord. Also called amen cadence.
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Noun1.plagal cadence - a cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonicplagal cadence - a cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic
cadence - the close of a musical section
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He notes that the Christe and the second Agnus Dei end with the characteristic plagal cadence of the model.