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Thread #139434 Message #3198892
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
30-Jul-11 - 11:06 PM
Thread Name: Perfect Pitch
Subject: RE: Perfect Pitch
Looking up again on Wikipedia, A=400 is an international standard - ISO 16.
Of course that doesn't mean everyone follows that. Wikepedia lists New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony orchestras using A=442, Most modern German and Austrian orchestras at A=443, mentions the baroque tunings McGrath gave, etc.
Lowest pitch I found mentioned was A=380 (1720 English pitch pipes) and the highest I've found is A=480 (some organs played by JS Bach). Apparently that's around 4 semitones difference.