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
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