Definition and background:
See Podatus. ("foot"; plural pedes) the first section of a canso, typically consisting of two musical phrases. The first phrase ends inconclusively on an ouvert ("open") cadence, usually on a step above the final; the second ends conclusively on a clos ("closed") cadence on the final itself. There are usually two pedes at the start of a canso. same as podatus; also a name for the tenor
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