7th Framework Programme ICT - Information and Communication Technologies www.i-treasures.eu Sa Boghe Paolo Bravi, Marco Lutzu, Sebastiano Pilosu
Sa Boghe The melodies of the boghe usually do not 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 center.
Sa Boghe The boghe sings the lyrics with a relatively natural voice. His melody is characterized in various cases by embellishments like voltas, appoggiatura, narrow vibrato.
SA BOGHE – model, interpretation, improvisation The boghe is the leader of the group: he usually chooses the lyrics to sing, establishes the tonality of the song (puntu) and the typical one-tone modulation (artziadas and abassadas, respectively ‘raising’ and ‘lowering’) within the song. His melodies are based on the local modas (village style). Nevertheless, every good boghe should give its personal interpretation of the traditional melodic model.
SA BOGHE – model, interpretation, improvisation In the following slides you can hear and see the evolution of the melodic profile in some versions of mutos, one of the typical metric type used in Sardinian oral poetry. In the following slides you can hear and see the evolution of the melodic profile in some versions of mutos, one of the typical metric type used in Sardinian oral poetry. You will see that there are common features – for example, the syllabic andamento and the prevalence of descendent profiles – but there are also differences, even in two performances given by the same singer.
Sa Boghe - Mutos Example 1a / 1b: Village: DORGALI Source: Tenores, CD LiveStudio 2003, ed. Marco Lutzu Boghe: Tatano Milia
Sa Boghe - Mutos Example 2: Village: TORPE’ Source: Tenores, CD LiveStudio 2003, ed. Marco Lutzu Boghe: Savatore (Tore) Chessa