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Just One Falsetto

Arts series. Alan Yentob delves into the world of falsetto singing, the high-pitched vocal range sung by men that comes closer to the female voice.

From the Beach Boys to Queen and Jeff Buckley, falsetto singing has a long and distinguished presence in all types of music, one that continues to fascinate and enthral audiences. Alan Yentob delves into the world of falsetto singing, the high-pitched vocal range sung by men that comes closer to the female voice, and discovers why falsetto can express emotions that could not otherwise be achieved. With contributors including Frankie Valli, Brian May, Philip Bailey from Earth, Wind and Fire and Harrow School Chapel Choir, imagine... asks why men are compelled to sing in such a voice.

1 hour, 5 minutes

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Credits

Role Contributor
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Presenter Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest Brian May

Broadcasts

  • Tue 10 Jul 2012 22:35
  • Tue 10 Jul 2012 23:05