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I can assume the BBBB can be divided into Baritone I & II and Bass 1 & II, but what about tenors (assuming they’re all tenors and not countertenors)? Is there another name or does it go from Tenor I to Tenor IV?

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    I’m curious about this. I think it would just be I - IV like you’re thinking. I’ve seen up to soprano 3 in choir music when they had different roles. It wasn’t even range specific, just singing different things and making different noises. – xerotolerant Dec 26 '17 at 15:43
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I could be wrong, but I believe that "B" specifically refers to basses; to reference the baritones in the "instrumentation", traditionally you would use "Ba". Therefore, according to the instrumentation you provided, the song is for Bass I-IV and for Tenor I-IV, and you leave it at that. To include two separate baritone parts, two separate bass parts, and four separate tenor parts, you would say "TTTTBaBaBB".

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