Ex. 5, "Cattivo custode" (Nigra 50)

A well-known ballad from Lagnier's collection demonstrates a solo melody derived an older two-voice performance practice. This song may be classified as belonging to Type 3. The melody begins with a characteristic jump from the fifth to the first degree and ends on the fifth degree in the first section. When the melody starts again it presents the third degree where one expects the tonic and ends on the third degree. After the first section of the song, the melody clearly reflects an older two-voice practice, but the lower part (the "tenor") no longer appears in the repetitions.

Transciption from Lagnier 1984:154

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