Vox Humana Posted November 30, 2008 Share Posted November 30, 2008 How about hedging one's bets and finishing on an English Cadence? I don't quite follow you, Colin. An English candence refers specifically to the juxtaposition of sharp and flattened leading notes. Did you perhaps mean a final chord with both the major and minor third? That would be a false relation, certainly! To go off at a tangent, I wonder whether there is anyone who agrees with me that the ultimate tierce de Picardie is the one at the end of the first movement of Hindemith I? The first time I heard this was at an RFH recital by Arthur Wills c.1968. He came to a really tranquil ending on the minor chord and the change to the major third sounded so like an afterthought that the whole audience chuckled. One of those delicious moments you never forget. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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