alto clef

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alto clef a clef that puts middle C on the third line of a staff
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Alto clef See under Alto Bass.
    • Alto clef (Mus) the counter-tenor clef, or the C clef, placed so that the two strokes include the middle line of the staff.
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Usage

In literature:

This example affords an instance of the rare use of the alto clef (in the last few notes).
"Principles of Orchestration" by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
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