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Tenor (from Lat. tenere: ‘to hold’)locked

  • David Fallows,
  • Owen Jander,
  • Elizabeth Forbes,
  • J.B. Steane,
  • Ellen T. Harris
  •  and Gerald Waldman

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In polyphony between about 1250 and 1500, the structurally fundamental (or ‘holding’) voice, vocal or instrumental; by the 15th century it came to signify the male voice that sang such parts, and later it was applied not only to singers covering roughly c (called Tenor C) to ...

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