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Offline Bob

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How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
« on: August 08, 2008, 03:03:33 PM »
I got the Ludvig part. 

Schytte?

Besides the obvious, is it ShIIIt?  Or ShIIIt-E?



On the lighter side, I can imagine someone announcing the Schytte piece they are about to play. :)
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 03:09:26 PM »
To be on the safe side, perhaps pronounce it to rhyme with "beet, fleet, meet" or maybe "shee - ta" (rhyme with "cheetah"?)

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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 04:37:37 PM »
Next on our program is a piece of :-X

Maybe make use of the "e" at the end. shy-TAY
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 05:35:31 PM »
I've heard "Shite."  I like it.
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 06:51:59 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludvig_Schytte

He's Danish.  A Danish Schytte.  Studied with Liszt, so he's Liszt's Schytte.  Wrote educational music... educational Schytte.  Not to be confused with the two Schytte concerti of course.  And he's a Romantic composer, so he's the Romantic Schytte.  Looks like he's a pre-Hitler Schytte too.  And I don't see anything about a doctorate, so I guess he's just Mr. Schytte to you.

That still doesn't tell me how to pronounce the name though.  I'd hesitate to use that one in church.  Play some Schytte music in church?  Tell someone you played a piece of Schytte in church?  This is one of those words to tread carefully around.
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 09:09:23 PM »
I got a bunch of answers from the linguist corner:
"The correct pronunciation in Modern Danish (slightly different from how it was pronounced when he lived) is ['luðˀ.vi 'skødə] in approximated IPA. This is not exactly easy to pronounce for an English-speaking musician, though. I’d probably pronounce it like ['skʊdə] (with the [ʊ] being like the u in ‘put’) if saying it in English, I think."

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"also known as Ludwig Skutte (with an umlaut u), " ... and apparently in the old ABRSM book he was listed to rhyme with "shooter" or like the German "Schuette" (u with Umlaut).

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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008, 12:30:37 AM »
Ah, I see.  More like "scooter?" 
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008, 02:22:31 AM »
I'd be afraid to ask this question never mind answer it.   ;D
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #8 on: August 09, 2008, 02:31:48 AM »
There's a Schytte piece on the forum collection here.  That's why I ask.  At first glance I thought Scuttle, then I looked more carefully...  :-X :-[ ::)
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008, 05:02:24 AM »
Haha, I was going to suggest "Skittuh," with the "uh" being the "oe" in Goethe.
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #10 on: August 09, 2008, 05:35:30 PM »

On the lighter side, I can imagine someone announcing the Schytte piece they are about to play. :)


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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #11 on: September 24, 2008, 11:27:06 PM »
( shi-te )
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #12 on: September 28, 2008, 11:06:52 PM »
i mean its ronounced like shite
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #13 on: September 29, 2008, 02:48:44 AM »
Haha.  That's not helping.  I'm thinking of several ways to pronounce that.

It's one syllable?

And what would it rhyme with?  Kite? 
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #14 on: September 29, 2008, 09:45:32 AM »
To save a load of retyping - what keypeg said in Reply #5 above is right. More or less rhymes with 'scooter' but the first vowel is lighter and the double t is heavier.
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #15 on: October 03, 2008, 09:31:47 PM »
well microsoft sam said it is pronounced like ( sca-ti )  ;D
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #16 on: October 11, 2008, 11:38:57 PM »
The y in Schytte like in y or ü in
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and the e very short, as in "shooter"

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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #17 on: October 12, 2008, 04:06:31 AM »
To save a load of retyping - what keypeg said in Reply #5 above is right. More or less rhymes with 'scooter' but the first vowel is lighter and the double t is heavier.

Pronouncing it shite is so much more fun though.
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #18 on: December 23, 2012, 05:03:15 PM »
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Re: How to pronounce this composer's name? Schytte
«Reply #19 on: December 24, 2012, 04:13:48 AM »
i read it as 'scythe'....as the pronounce for ''dead scythe'' ? how about that...i think it should sound better than 'shitttt'... :P
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