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 first four sonatas, written with the former in mind, require little movement beyond fourth position, and as a result, are set in bass and tenor clefs only.
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.
This Allegro in common time, set entirely in tenor clef, opens with a martial two-measure figure affirming the home key of C major both through triadic outlines in the cello and repeated eighth-notes in the basso reinforcing either the pitch CI or a chordal outline of the triad.