Baritone(i) (from Gk. barytonos: ‘deep-sounding’; Fr. baryton; Ger. Bariton; It. baritono)
- Owen Jander,
- J.B. Steane,
- Elizabeth Forbes,
- Ellen T. Harris
- and Gerald Waldman
A male voice, usually written for within the compass A to f′, which may be extended at either end.
The term ‘baritonans’ was first used in Western music towards the end of the 15th century, principally in French sacred polyphony, where it may signify a voice lower in pitch than the ...