Canto A Tenore . Voices
The melodies of the boghe do not usually exceed the range of a fifth, starting from the first degree of a major scale.
The first degree is also, in most cases, the tonus finalis of the melodic phrases and the tonal centre.
The boghe sings the lyrics with a relatively natural voice.
His melody is characterised in various cases by embellishments such as voltas, appoggiatura and narrow vibrato.
The voice of the soloist (the boghe) is accompanied by the other three singers through the corfos (sing. corfu, ‘stroke’).
The polyphonic characteristics of the a tenore singing and its typical timbric shapes emerge during the corfos.