concert pitch


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concert pitch

n.
2. The state of being ready and tensely alert: a diver whose mental and physical states were at concert pitch before executing the dive.

concert pitch

n
1. (Music, other) the frequency of 440 hertz assigned to the A above middle C. See pitch130, international pitch
2. informal a state of extreme readiness

con′cert pitch`


n.
1. a standard of pitch used for tuning concert instruments, 440 vibrations per second for A above middle C.
2. a state of heightened eagerness, readiness, or tension.
[1760–70]
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Noun1.concert pitch - the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C
pitch - the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
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The more he drank cocktails, the more he was compelled to drink in order to get the desired result, the inhibitions that eased him down from the concert pitch of his operations.
He was keyed up to concert pitch, and there was never a moment in the long day when he was not fighting for moments.
I was keyed up to concert pitch, my brain was working smoothly and quickly, my hands never fumbled once, and it seemed that I almost divined the thousand little things which a small-boat sailor must be taking into consideration every second.
Both were high-strung, prone to excessive tension and endurance, and they lived at concert pitch.
Robert Havlin worked Golden Horn on the Al Bahathri at Newmarket yesterday and, asked about keeping him at concert pitch after missing the King George, he said: "The boss is a master at that.
THE GREY GATSBY should be reaching concert pitch following two readying runs for Royal Ascot and is fancied to come out on top in a fascinating renewal of the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
A reappearance fourth at Ascot a fortnight ago should have brought RAWAKI to concert pitch for the Listed 888sport Tapster Stakes (2.
Many vocalists and choral directors find themselves in the position of arranging instrumentation for their programs; pianists are challenged to read lead sheets, improvise and comprehend concert pitch in accompanying instrumentalists.
Brilliant winner of the Triumph Hurdle 12 months ago, the gelding has been brought to concert pitch by Dessie Hughes, who has a rich history in this race.
The vivid poetic portraits of figures of ancient mythology, the amorous Pan, the frivolous Phaeton, the wretched Niobe, the gleesome Bacchus, the contemplative Narcissus and the fleeing Arethusa, created by Britten for the "water" section of the Aldeburgh Festival, represent a great challenge affording the oboist plenty of wonderful possibilities how to persuade the listener that his instrument is not only able to give the concert pitch at the beginning of the performance but also to conjure up a timbre-differentiated expression and, in the case of someone like Vilem Veverka, a surprising dynamic range as well.
Some "authentic" details couldn't be replicated from that heady premiere: the 60 male altos in a huge chorus, complemented by an orchestra of 125, and the Town Hall organ so beloved of Mendelssohn is nowadays tuned to modern concert pitch, so a substitute had to be used.
He looked in need of his run at Wolverhampton a couple of weeks ago and he should now be at concert pitch.