tenor clef


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tenor clef

tenor clef

n. Music
The C clef positioned to indicate that the fourth line from the bottom of a staff represents the pitch of middle C.

tenor clef

n
(Music, other) the clef that establishes middle C as being on the fourth line of the staff, used for the writing of music for the bassoon, cello, or tenor trombone. See also C clef
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Noun1.tenor clef - a clef that puts middle C on the fourth line of the staff; used for writing music for bassoons or cellos or tenor horns
clef - a musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it
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tenor clef

n (Mus) → Tenorschlüssel m
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The higher cello part also requires the player to read tenor clef, but never for more than eight measures at a time.
Only in his opus 1 does Graziani make use of the soprano, mezzo-soprano, and alto clefs as opposed to the now more common tenor clef.
Two other oddities: the middle parts have been swapped round in bars 62-83 of the Kyrie--this solves a serious problem of range, but is not mentioned in the introduction; the canonic dux changes from treble to tenor clef for the second half of the Credo, a confusing move which seems unjustified by any alteration in tessitura.
The cello solo is quite reasonable for a high school player, including cadenza and minimal tenor clef.
Solo cello uses basic thumb position and tenor clef.