Vox Pueri Latin
Vox Tauri Latin

Wedgwood writes: “at Carigrana Church, Genoa [Italy], these two names constituted the ‘Soprano’ and ‘Basso’ of one stop ... which in all probability was merely a variety of Vox Humana.” Williams cites the examples at Orvieto Cathedral, and translates them as “boys' voice” and “bulls' voice”. Grove dates it at around 1600, and describes it only as “a particularly thin Vox humana”.


Vox Pueri, Vox Tauri; Orvieto Cathedral, Italy; Fulgenzi 1591.


Grove[1]: Viejas. Wedgwood[1]: Vox Pueri / Vox Tauri. Williams[1]: Glossary: Viejas.
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