semibreve

[ UK /sˈɛmɪbɹˌiːv/ ]
NOUN
  1. a musical note having the longest time value (equal to four beats in common time)
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How To Use semibreve In A Sentence

  • The theme, an eight-bar structure of stentorian semibreve piano chords, receives six doggedly unvaried statements.
  • For the first time the minim is now fully accepted as a note-value in its own right rather than as a special kind of semibreve.
  • More startling, his manic-depressive nature is expressed by sudden changes of tempo, juxtaposing passages in semiquavers with slow-moving minims and semibreves.
  • The relationship between the semibreve and the minim is exactly the same as that accorded to the breve and semibreve.
  • For example, the addition of a stem carries no essential meaning that requires a minim to last half as long as a semibreve, but convention dictates it.
  • Some simply take the themes in order to construct fantasy variations; others write in semibreves and minims to make the motifs for chorale preludes.
  • The theme, an eight-bar structure of stentorian semibreve piano chords, receives six doggedly unvaried statements.
  • The cantus firmus is sounded in semibreves in the middle of the three voices.
  • It's pretty unusual to find hemidemisemiquavers in pieces of music, because most of the time they're too short to be significant - just 1/64th of a semibreve.
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