Jun 22, 2010, 8:23 AM
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If you're talking of choral repertoire (given that this is a choral site), there is all that Russian Orthodox music that relishes having sub-basses singing an octave below the basses. Rachmaninov's Vespers, for example, with that amazing descending scale down to a low Bb. Basses who can do that audibly are precious indeed.
Re: [PRHumphrey] Is there no repertoire for me?
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Alternatively, if you are after solo repertoire, given that transposition is so easy using electronic keyboards, why not simply transpose standard baritone repertoire, say, down a fourth or a fifth. I have a recording of Robert Lloyd singing Winterreise extraordinarily low, for example, and it works. With transposition you can sing anything you like. Even the Queen of the Night's arias if you're feeling utterly outrageous!