duple time

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musical time with two beats in each bar

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The vocal line maintains a simple duple time signature over the compound duple meter in the piano accompaniment.
This makes a clear reference to the Volkslieder of Schubert and Brahms, which were also written in in a brisk tempo, compound duple time, and contained horn calls.
As a Scottish folk dance in duple time, the reel stands in stark contrast to the triple time hornpipe, a 'uniquely English dance' that 'centred in Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Nottingham'.
He originally wrote the last note of the phrase before the change of time-signature as a minire, then, using a cross through each stem, he changed it to a semibreve; if the music was to continue in duple time here, this note would, indeed, have been a minim; moreover, it is clear from the cramped spacing in each part that no room was left after the bar-line for the new time-signature of 3.
We also can hear either the major scale or the minor scale, in the same way that we can hear either the duple time or the triple time.
19) But this chorus opens in duple time, and its imitative texture, melodic content and major `tonality' set it at some distance from the musical content of Zefiro.
Although Franck does not employ some of the more dramatic harmonic devices evident in the music of Gabrieli and Schutz, he does animate his settings with frequent word painting; one particularly effective example involves Franck's mixture of cross relations, suspensions, and sequences with a shift from triple to duple time to create a musical affect of drunkenness for the text "Esset, meine Lieben, und trinket, meine Freunde, und werdet trunken
For the slow duple time (with the time signatures of C and ?
We shall see below that the same split of the normal range of tempos for duple time into a higher portion and a lower portion was reported by Praetorius and Purcell.
It is even possible that 'Turkelony' itself is a corruption of the Italian title rather than of tordiglione, as Mabel Dolmetsch suggested, since the tordiglione was a dance in triple time related to the galliard, whereas 'Turkelony', musically at least, is related to the pavan and therefore in duple time.
The text, |Omnis terra adoret te' (|All the earth worships thee'), evokes a majestic tempo, emphasized by long notes and rests at the end of the movement, preceding the evidently joyful |Et psallat tibi', in duple time, marked ligerement (one of the |time-words' discussed below).
And why the lurch into duple time at the end of each stanza?
Particularly unfortunate is the arbitrary direction to interpret the Gigue of the Sixth Partita, notated under an archaic duple time signature, in 24/8, following the supposed model of the Gigue from Johann Jacob Froberger's Suite VII, which exists in an alternate triple-time version.