In SATB four-part mixed chorus, the tenor is the second lowest vocal range, above the bass and below the alto and soprano. In mens choruses that consist of four male vocal parts TTBB (tenor 1, tenor 2, bass 1, bass 2), tenors will often sing both in chest tone and falsetto, extending the vocal range of the choir.
Which is higher first or second tenor?
The Top Tenors sing the highest part and usually lead the melody. Second Tenors most usually sing complex harmonies rather than the melody - not an easy task. The First Bass (or baritone ) vocal range falls somewhere between the Bottom Bass and Second Tenor, typically from around the A below middle C to the F above.
Is soprano 1 or 2 higher?
In choral music In SATB four-part mixed chorus, the soprano is the highest vocal range, above the alto, tenor, and bass. Sopranos commonly sing in the tessitura G4-A5. When the composer calls for divisi, sopranos can be separated into Soprano I (highest part) and Soprano II (lower soprano part).
What is a tenor 1 range?
roughly C3 to A4 Low voicesoprano:C4 to A5mezzo-soprano:A3 to F#5alto:G3 to E5 (and contralto as F3-D5)tenor:roughly C3 to A4baritone:A2 to F41 more row
What is a tenor one?
Tenor 1 voice is usually referred as first tenor. Quoting Wikipedia: Mens chorus usually denotes an ensemble of TTBB in which the first tenor is the highest voice. Typically (but not always) the 1st Tenor part is the melody, with the other parts as harmony(s).
How rare is a tenor voice?
Probably only 48 - 52 percent of the population can be tenors seeing as they are usually men. Then if you factor in an even spread of basses, barries, and tenors you would probably be looking at 13 - 16 percent at best. So you say there is an even spread of tenor barrys and basses.