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Pitch (soprano pitch / alto pitch)

Discussion in 'English Only' started by SwissPete, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Looking at the list of current singers for Chanticleer, I see countertenor, soprano pitch and countertenor, alto pitch.
    Can a musically-inclined member enlighten me as to what they are? Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  2. Myridon

    Myridon Senior Member

    Texas
    English - US
    I believe it's short for "alto/soprano pitch range". "Countertenor, alto pitch (range)" is a man who sings in the alto range normally associated with a female voice.
     
  3. JJohnson

    JJohnson Senior Member

    Southwest Texas
    Texan English
    Yes, a countertenor is a man who can sing very high parts, usually music written for a castrato.
    The alto/soprano indicates that his voice matches a woman's alto or soprano range.
     
  4. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Thank you, Myridon and JJohnson.
     

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