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These enharmonic passages recur to satiety, and the abuse of the plagal cadence deprives it of its religious solemnity.The Works of Honor de Balzac|Honor de Balzac
Thus the melody itself was said to be either authentic or plagal, according to whether it had one or two tonics.
The theme of Schumann's “Etudes symphoniques” is authentic, and the first variation is plagal.
The Plagal Cadence (A-men chord) at the end of the piece has been transcribed as breves instead of semibreves for authenticity.Sixty Years a Queen|Sir Herbert Maxwell
These modes are divided into two classes—the “authentic” and “plagal.”Music in the History of the Western Church|Edward Dickinson