Mudcat Café message #1057833 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64600   Message #1057833
Posted By: Dave Bryant
20-Nov-03 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: Falsetto
Subject: RE: Falsetto
As has been mentioned already, most counter-tenors (eg James Bowman) have bass or bass/baritone natural ranges, which have a range to but an octave lower than a normal female contralto voice (similar to the Tenor - Soprano comparison). On one of his records the famous Afred Deller sang several songs in his bass voice and I can remember a wonderful rendition of "In Cellar Drear" where he gets all the way down the D-R-I-N-K-I-N-G octave to an incredible bottom note (I don't mean the sort that Spaw's famous for).