Have you ever heard anyone reach a higher pitch than Mariah reaches in this song?
That is an amazing range she has, and a beautiful song! For range, you should check out Cleo Laine on Youtube. I think that Mariah would win in a contest but Laine, who was/is a jazz singer from UK had a range of 4 octaves.
Isn't it amazing how gifted some people are? Where would we be without the joy of music, without the ability to lose ourselves in that other-worldliness, that expression of the inexpressible?
Moe , I thought of Minnie Ripperton too when the question of the highest pitch came up.
Robertico I just listened to about 30 versions of O Holy Night. Mariah's was probably the best.
At the bottom end of the scale, listen to the four and one-half octaves of
----> Ivan Rebroff
So many singers, so many magnificent voices.
Here is another one that knocked my socks off 35 years ago. If you have forgotten or never knew, may I introduce Minnie Ripperton.
Ok, robertico, first of all that's one of my favorite songs! Second, Mariah is one of the most frustrating performers for another singer to imitate. Thirdly, despite that, she is also one of my favorites.
She has developed a range some call a whisper falsetto. Falsetto usually refers to a men's high register, but in her case it is just insanely high. Many people can hit high pitches, but the hard part is to keep them in tune. When the pitches reach a certain level the performer is literal deafened to the pitch in their own head. If you notice when she goes for those pitches, she brings her hand to her ear, undoubtedly, a technique to help her hear the pitch better. Also, she is able to produce the pitch at a quieter level, this helps her to hear it better. The skill level is off the charts, because to produce higher pitches a singer usually has to increase the volume as well.
Anyway, Thanks for sharing a great song by an unequaled performer!
I personally have never known anyone or heard of anyone who has such an unbelievable range. She is able to effortlessly span many octaves, all in one song. Her voice is truly an instrument and a gift.
Thanks for sharing this song Robertico!!
Oh yes Issabela, I don't know what is more beautiful about Sarah Brightman, her eyes or her voice. Here she is in a live video.
I think it was the Gypsy Kings that originally wrote this songs:
By the way here is another video of Sarah Brightman also singing Time to say Goodbye with Andrea Bocelli: