clef

(redirected from alto clef)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

clef,

in music: see musical notationmusical notation,
symbols used to make a written record of musical sounds.

Two different systems of letters were used to write down the instrumental and the vocal music of ancient Greece. In his five textbooks on music theory Boethius (c.A.D. 470–A.D.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

clef

Music one of several symbols placed on the left-hand side beginning of each stave indicating the pitch of the music written after it

CLEF

(Commercial Licensed Evaluation Facility) A facility licensed by the U.K. government that performs formal security evaluations of information technology.
References in periodicals archive ?
575, in which the cello part in bar 9 of the first movement is notated in the alto clef.
The presence of an alto clef on the cello staff at the ninth measure is indeed a puzzle; it does not seem to be accounted for merely by the reversal of the parts.
For the two-gamba edition, they provide two performing scores showing both gamba parts--one score uses the original treble clef notation for the upper instrument, to be played one octave down, and the other provides an alto clef option for the tippet line.
the editors have included two copies of the gamba parts, one in treble clef and one in alto clef.
A few, however, have trio texture, and two of the concerts are recommended for two viols, the upper part being notated in alto clef, although even here Couperin allows for the possibility of performance on other instruments.
The instrument designated as "Alto" and written in the alto clef probably refers to the modern viola (commonly called "violetta" in Venice).
Perhaps the biggest disparity in the parts lies with the trombone part, which contains bass, tenor, and alto clefs.