Baritone (or barytone, although this spelling is essentially archaic and little-used since the 1920s) is a type of male singing voice that lies between the bass and tenor voices. It is the most common male voice. Originally from the Greek βαρύτονος (barýtonos), meaning deep (or heavy) sounding, music for this voice is typically written in the range from the second F below middle C to the F above middle C (i.e. F2–F4) in choral music, and from the second G below middle C to the G above middle C (G2 to G4) in operatic music, but can be extended at either end.

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... Debussy assigned all three male roles to the baritone range ... Jean-François Thibault writes "One does not know what exact baritone ranges Debussy would have used for his three male characters, or if, as in Pelléas, he would have graduated them from Deep Bass ... The assignation of the three roles to baritones of the same range is significant in that it opens up the strong possibility that the characters are three incarnations of ...
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Luigi Piazza
... Piazza (1884 – March 22, 1967), was an Italian operatic baritone, particularly associated with the Italian repertory, especially the role of Rigoletto ... While active, such was the great depth of baritone talent, he was appreciated as a fine "provincial" baritone but he nonetheless achieved a degree of international fame through ...
Baritone Voices in Other Music
... In barbershop music, the baritone part sings in a similar range to the Lead (singing the melody) however usually singing lower than the lead ... A barbershop baritone has a specific and specialized role in the formation of the four-part harmony that characterizes the style ... there is consequently such a singer (at least in barbershop singing) as a female baritone ...
List Of Compositions By Eugène Bozza - Vocal - Choral
... L'étoile du soir, Chorus for 3 Female Voices and Piano (1946) Requiem for Soprano, Tenor and Baritone (1950) Messe de sa Sainte té Pie XII for Soprano, Alto, Tenor ...

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