Can Vou be sharp in plagal second?


Νέο μέλος
I was listening to some recordings of "Lord I Have Cried" in the plagal second mode where it sounded like Vou was sharp. What exactly is going on here? Is it a melodic attraction of Vou towards Ga because the melody is centering on Ga? It almost sounds like there is a brief switch to soft chromatic based on Pa, but it's not indicated in the notation (visible in the first video below).



Ευάγγελος Σολδάτος
Plato says that music is the science of melody , the focus in all that happen in it. According to the ancient rules of symphony all the fourths in melody should be perfect. In your example, when melody Μέλος) goes down from ke to vou and back to ke then the vou has to be perfect forth with ke, otherwise it sounds not good. (Ke di ga vou gaaa di ke).
This is an ancient rule that unfortunatelly is not reported in modern theory books. This is the rule of second parallage(διπλοπαραλλαγή).
Every fourth does the same sound- "πάσα τριφωνία τον εαυτόν ήχο ποιεί "
This rule is the origin of elksis(=έλξη=), the rule of attraction between notes.
So the notes are not stable but everything is in a motion during melody, acording to the rules of parallage.
A papper of mine is issued in Greek where I have explained the matter of parallage(παραλλαγή), here

I'm glad that you notticed that vou here is sharp because here in Greece a lot of cantors and professors do not realise what they sing and cannot distinguish such details.
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