passus duriusculus

07:06 Nov 30, 2006
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Latin to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Music
Latin term or phrase: passus duriusculus
My interest in this phrase is in the usage in musical contexts in the 17th to 21st centuries. I thus don´t have a Latin sentence in which it occurs.

Google references mostly indicate that it refers to a falling chromatic passage, or sometimes to a falling or rising chromatic passage. Perhaps I should be content to accept the modern usage as found, but I would appreciate it if someone could illuminate for me the meaning of the Latin from which it derives.
Chris Rowson (X)
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