How low can you go? Record label launches bass hunt (omg!)

omg! – LONDON (Reuters) – The Decca music label is looking for a singer who can go where no other singer is believed to have gone before — a low “E,” which is nearly three octaves below a middle “C” on the piano. Paul Mealor, the composer behind the surprise British Christmas chart hit “Wherever You Are” sung by The Military Wives choir, has written a composition called “De Profundis (Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.” It features a low E which is six semitones lower than the “B Flat” from Rachmaninov’s “Vespers. …

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