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I was looking at some Romantic era works, and I have found an unusual cadence of:

GER.6-I CADENCE!!!!!

Is there a name for this cadence? I'm tempted to say it is a variant plagal cadence - A plagal cadence is normally a [pre-dom]-[tonic] cadence of IV-I, but in this case it is a Ger.6-I instead.

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    Never got into the foreign 6ths, but this sounds like a V to modulate into C#/Db, as it constitutes Ab7, spelled strangely! – Tim Jun 19 at 13:37
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    I've heard bVI-I ending cadences in quite a few Romantic-era piano pieces--this Ger. Aug. 6-I cadence seems like a natural extension. – Dekkadeci Jun 19 at 16:55
  • @Dekkadeci - bVI-I ending - what if there is a passing chord bVII??? A bVI-bVII-I - MARIO xD! – Maika Sakuranomiya Jun 19 at 23:30
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    Out of curiosity, where did you find this cadence? It's possible it's better understood as a common-tone chord than as a real cadence. – Richard Jun 19 at 23:45
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    @MaikaSakuranomiya Do you have measure numbers? – Richard Jun 20 at 14:38
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As the Augmented Sixth Chords are usually pre-dominant, this may be called a plagal cadence.

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