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The scope of notes that an instrument or a voice can produce. Also, the scope of a composition, from the lowest note to the highest. A narrow range has fewer notes between the highest and lowest pitch while a wide range has many notes between the highest and lowest pitch.


Aram Khatchaturian: Gayne Suite No. 1, "Sabre Dance"

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite, Op. 46, No. 1, "Ase's Death"

Maurice Ravel: Boléro

Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32, Jupiter, "The Bringer of Jollity"

Range, Medium: Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, Moderato

George Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major, III

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, IV

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, III

Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20

Leonard Bernstein: On the Waterfront, "Love Theme"

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras, No. 5, 1

Claude Debussy: Syrinx for Flute Solo

See Also

[Italian] tessitura


Last Updated: 2016-06-07 01:56:17