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Is there a technical name for when a piece originally in triple meter is arranged into quadruple meter? (Usually this is done by doubling the first a beat.)

For example, the quadruple-meter arrangement in Biden's inauguration ...

X: 1
T: The Star-Spangled Banner: Biden Inauguration
M: 4/4
L: 1/4
K: Gb
d/B/ | G2 B d | g3 b/>a/ | g2 B =c | d3 ||

... of the triple-meter "Star-Spangled Banner":

X: 2
T: The Star-Spangled Banner: Triple Meter
M: 3/4
L: 1/4
K: Gb
d/B/ | G B d | g2 b/>a/ | g B =c | d2 ||

I've heard similar treatments of "Silent Night" and "Away in a Manger" in shopping mall background music.

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    Usually doubling a beat - often not the first. – Tim Jan 22 at 15:13
  • Answer - no specified term. – Tim Jan 22 at 20:19
  • Was it really in G flat? – phoog Jan 22 at 20:48
  • @phoog Yep, at least it wasn’t In F# :0 – John Belzaguy Jan 23 at 9:16
  • @JohnBelzaguy - someone told me it was in Lydian - due to that #4... – Tim Jan 23 at 9:26

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