Definition of Concert pitch

1. Noun. The pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C.

Exact synonyms: International Pitch, Philharmonic Pitch
Generic synonyms: Pitch

Definition of Concert pitch

1. Noun. (music) the pitch that is heard (usually with a transposed instrument) ¹

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Literary usage of Concert pitch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Everybody trier, at all events, not to be flat Wind instruments made to concert pitch force the pitch up at all publie performances. ..."

2. The Elements of Natural Philosophy; Or, An Introduction to the Study of the by Golding Bird, Charles Brooke (1867)
"The assumed tone or note in any particular locality is there called the concert pitch. The following tables (from tile report of the French commission, ..."

3. The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher: In Plymouth Church, Brooklyn by Henry Ward Beecher, Truman Jeremiah Ellinwood (1869)
"When an organ is at concert-pitch, every thing else has got to come up to it—and the instrument is generally at concert-pitch. ..."

4. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"The French normal pitch is now generally adopted as concert pitch and is 435 double vibrations per second, for a', A in the second space of the treble ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1812)
"But then you must observe, that this is our I) flat at concert-pitch : for, 240 being assumed as concert pitch, ..."

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