Definition funny of Tenors:

urbanThe high male singing voice in opera, choir, and music in general, with a singing range from C3 (an octave below middle C) to C5 (a man's high C) an octave above. Situated between the contralto and baritone, the tenor usually plays the male lead in opera and musical theater, usually a young romantic hero. Many pop singers are tenors, although the vocal subcategories used in opera are not applied to them. Examples include Justin Timberlake, Clay Aiken, Adam Lambert, Matthew Morrison, Darren Criss, Chord Overstreet, Freddy Mercury, Steven Tyler, and Adam Pascal.

urbanAccording to vocal weight/voice type and range, tenors are usually divided into five different categories: countertenor: has the same singing as speaking voice as a regular tenor, but his natural range is in the alto (or even soprano) register. Leggiero ("light") tenor: flexible voice with a very high range, he's a vocal acrobat. Lyric tenor: A strong, sweet, lightweight voice usually reserved for the boy next door and other vulnerable, naive charcters. Examples include Roberto Alagna and Luciano Pavarotti. Spinto tenor: A lyric voice with a strong dramatic edge, a bridge between lyric and dramatic. Examples include Placido Domingo and Mario Lanza. Dramatic tenor: A powerful, emotive, edgy voice which is suited to bold, tragic heroes. Examples include Mario del Monaco and Jose Cura

urbanThe highest male singing voice. Usually plays the hero, the lover in opera or musical plays. They get all of the best pieces written for the male voice. The countertenor has the normal range, speaking and singing, as a regular tenor, but is capable of singing in the contralto, mezzo-soprano, and, sometimes, even soprano ranges. They use falsetto, rather than their lower range, when singing. The lyric tenor is the lighter, sweeter sounding, while the dramatic tenor has a stronger, richer, more heroic voice.

urbanThere's the Heldentenor, and he looks interested in the dramatic soprano, all decked out in her brass chestplate and horned helmet.

urbanThe Higher masculine voicing in choral music. Just above the Baritone. It may be divided into two classifications: Tenor and Countertenor; Countertenor being the highest voicing. Other genres of tenors include the Heldentener and the Lyrical Tenor.

urbanThe tenors sang the fifth in the chord at the end of the movement.

urbanThe highest male register in standard music. In four part music, Tenor is the second to the lowest part in the music, above Baritone/Bass and below the female register of Alto in four part music.


Songs about Tenors:

songsTarantula (Ft. Fresh, $Pyda & Tenor Fly) by Pendulum from the Album Hold Your Colour

songsTenor Fiesta by Don Diego from the Album Fun

songsWachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: Recitative: Er kommt, er kommt, der Braut' gam kommt! (Tenor) by Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, members, Kurt Thomas Hans-Joachim Rotzsch from the Album Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas - BWV 71, 111, 140

songsNimm von uns Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101: Aria: Handle nicht nach deinen Rechten (Tenor) by Yukari Nonoshita from the Album Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Vol. 31 - Bwv 91, 101, 121, 133

songsNimm von uns Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101: Recitative: Die Sund hat uns verderbet sehr (Tenor) by Yukari Nonoshita from the Album Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Vol. 31 - Bwv 91, 101, 121, 133

songsBritten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31 - Elegy - O Rose, Thou Art Sick by London Symphony Orchestra from the Album Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings; Les Illuminations; Nocturne

songsFair Phyllis I Saw sitting All Alone - Tenor Predominant by Matthew Curtis from the Album Fair Phyllis I Saw sitting All Alone


Books about Tenors:

booksThe Tenor by Peter Danish (Feb 22, 2014)

booksThe Tenor by Peter Danish (Feb 1, 2014)

booksThe Tenor by Peter Danish (Feb 24, 2014)

booksTenor Clef for the Cello by Cassia Harvey (Sep 1, 2004)

booksThe Tenor Wore Tapshoes by Mark Schweizer (May 1, 2005)

booksTenor Banjo Chord Encyclopedia by Inc. Mel Bay Publications (Jul 1, 1973)

booksThe Messiah: An Oratorio for Four-Part Chorus of Mixed Voices, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Soli and Piano by G. F. Handel, T. Tertius Noble and Max Spicker (Nov 1986)


Movies about Tenors:

moviesVoices of Firestone: The Great Tenors / Bjorling, Corelli, Tagliavini, Tucker 2012 NR - Runtime: 59 mins Starring: Jussi Bjoerling, Ferruccio Tagliavini, et al. Directed by: Unavailable

moviesThe Original Three Tenors Concert 1990 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 26 mins Starring: José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, et al. Directed by: Brian Large

moviesThe 4Th Tenor 2012 PG-13 CC - Runtime: 1 hr 38 mins Starring: Robert Davi, Rodney Dangerfield, et al. Directed by: Harry Basil

moviesThe Canadian Tenors: Live At The Royal Conservatory Of Music Toronto 2010 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins Starring: The Canadian Tenors Directed by: The Canadian Tenors

moviesThree Mo Tenors 2001 NR - Starring: Thomas Young, Roderick Dixon, et al.

moviesThe Three Tenors Christmas 2000 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 21 mins Starring: Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, et al.

moviesThe 3 Tenors: Paris 1998 1998 NR - Runtime: 2 hrs 5 mins Starring: José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, et al. Directed by: Mathias Ledoux


Wiki information Tenors:

The Three Tenors
Opera Artist, Musical Group, Musical Artist

The Three Tenors is a name given to the Spanish singers Plácido Domingo and José Carreras and the Italian singer Luciano Pavarotti, who sang in concert under this banner during the 1990s and early 2000s. The trio began their collaboration with a...

The Canadian Tenors
Classical Artist, Award Winner, Musical Group, Award Nominee, Musical Artist

The Tenors are a vocal quartet consisting of Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters, and Clifton Murray. They perform operatic pop music that is a mixture of classical and pop,featuring songs such as "The Prayer" and Panis Angelicus from...