Tag Archive | Sopranos

Tenors Strike for Higher Note Count

Takhoma Park, MD – Tenors from the church choir at tiny All Saints of North America Orthodox Church here in Takhoma Park have walked off the job, citing the lack of variety in their parts in the church music. Your intrepid editor was on the story like yellow on that saffron rice Baba Olga makes. […]

February 16 Saints of the Day – Romanos the New Martyr and Juliana of Nicomedia

On this day in 1859, the French Government passed a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch, after complaints by sopranos that the constantly-rising pitch of the orchestras of the day was cramping their style. Altos testified that the sopranos had […]