Show Summary Details

Page of
<p>Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use&#160;(for details see Privacy Policy).</p><p>date: 17 June 2019</p>

Baritone(i) (from Gk. barytonos: ‘deep-sounding’; Fr. baryton; Ger. Bariton; It. baritono)locked

  • 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 ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.

Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft