We’ve finally reached the SOL Modes – 7 and 8. This week we’ll focus on Mode 7, which recites on RE, and has a Home Tone of SOL.
If you listen to the SOL to SOL scale, you’ll discover it has a major sound, and with the exception of one interval (MI to FA), it is like the DO Scale that we all know so well. How can this be? It is because the modal scales are based on a series of whole and half steps in various positions. The arrangement in the SOL scale is very much like that of the DO scale.
Try singing along using the solfege names.
Now listen to this antiphon in it’s entirety, followed by Psalm114, sung in Mode 7.