Canto A Tenore . Voices

Sa Boghe

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 Accompaniment:

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.