Octavists of the Russian Orthodox church.
The lowest note I distinguished was bottom AA ;))
At 1′ 58″ and at 3′ 52″ are A flat below bottom C
At 4′ 41″ is perceptible bottom F below bottom C
Those of us who have sung Rachmaninov’s Vespers are acquainted with the former but very few are capable of the latter.
On one record, BIS-CD-1141, Jyrki Korhonen performs a song by Rautavaara, specially adapted for him by the composer, where he sings (not burps) a low F below bottom C. Lots of low G:s, Bflats on that record with that amazing voice.
Robert von Bahr
Heavy smoking and hard drinking make this possible.
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