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triple time Line breaks: triple time

Definition of triple time in English:


[mass noun]
Musical time with three beats to the bar: seven bars in triple time
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  • Anthems written for the Chapel Royal at this time make much use of jaunty dotted rhythms in triple time, with accompaniments, ritornellos, and overtures for violins.
  • A gentle and lyrical andantino in triple time with a lilting rhythm and an emotional central section ended intimately, in stillness.
  • The second issue, the interpretation of time signatures and the relationship between duple and triple time, is more controversial.
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