Posted by Paul White (Stamford, Lincs. UK) on January 18, 1999 at 04:46:43:
In Reply to: history of music posted by lecanuet on January 11, 1999 at 12:09:36:
: In the early 1600s the Picardie third was used to raisze the minor third to a mjor third at the end of a piece. Does anyone knows the meaning of the word Picardie in this context ? Many thanks, jpl
In Europe it is known as the tierce de picardie. This is an area of Northern France but no-one knows the connection. Rousseau was the first to use the term much later than much of the music which employs this device.
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