Italian “jigs”

Italian “jigs”

Does anyone out there have any Italian tunes in 6/8? ABC or other format or even a youtube.
Are there tarantella dances in 6/8?
I have been asked to slip one in to a set of jigs I am playing at a wedding for the Italian side of a family.
I will be playing the jigs on an organetto (melodeon) so I suppose its appropriate.
I have no knowledge of Italian traditional music so any info is appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Patrick

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Re: Italian “jigs”

X:1
T: Tarantella
Z: gian marco
S: https://thesession.org/tunes/3721#setting3721
R: slide
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
G|cdc BcB |A^GA BAB|cBc dcd|e3 e2G|
cdc BcB|A^GA BAB|cde E^F^G |A3A2:|
|:G|GAB cBc|GAB cBc|fed cBA|^GAB A2=G|
GAB cBc|GAB cBc|fed cBA|E^F^G A2:|
|:g|a2a g2g|fgf e2e|efe dcB|^GAB A2g|
a2a g2g|fgf e2e|fed cBA |E^F^G A2:|
|:cBc GAB cBc fed|cBA ^GAB A3 GAB|
cBc GAB cBc fed|1cBA ^GAB A3 GAB:|2cBA ^GAB A3 zee||
|:cee cee cee cee|fed c2B c3 zee|
cee cee cee cee|1fed c2B A3 zee:|2fed c2B A3 GAB||
|:cBc GAB cBc fed|cBA ^GAB A3 GAB|
cBc GAB cBc fed|1cBA ^GAB A3 GAB:|2cBA ^GAB A3||




X:1
T:tarantella rouge et noir
C:Ricardo Tessi
L: 1/8
M:6/8
K:C
|:d^cd|=cdB AdA|B2G GBd|f2f ece|d2B d^cd|
=cdB AdA|B2G GBd|f2f fed|g3:|
|:ege|c’eg ec’e|b2f dfd|bdf dbd|c’2g ege|
c’eg ec’e|b2f dfd|bdf bag|c’3:|]

This is the archetypal Tarrantella

X:1
T:Tarantella di Sophia
L:1/8
M:6/8
K:Am
a2a e2e|a2a e2e|f2f fgf|e3 efe|
d2d ded|c2c cdc|B2B BcB|1 A3 Ace :|2 A3 |:
A2B|cBc dcB|cBc dcB|cBA ^GAB|A3 A2B|
cBc dcd|ede fed|cBA ^GAB|A3 :|
A2G|c2c cde|g2g gag|f2f fgf|e2G GAB|
c2d e2f|g2g a2g|bag fed|c3 e2f|
gfg a2g|f3 d2e|fef g2f|e3 e2g|
fed d2d|edc c2d|e2d c2B|(A3 A2)|]

X:1
T:Tarantella Nicenna
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Dm
|:A |ABA d2A |A^GA B2 A |FGA ABA |GFE F2D |
ABA d2A |A^GA B2A |FGA ABA |GFE D2 :|
|:D |DED CEG |BdB c2A |FED CEG |Bdc A3 |
AAA A^ce |gfe f2 d |d^cd ABA |GFE D2:|




This one is French but Tarantella like.

X:1
T:Languedoc Wedding Tune
R:Wedding march
O:France
M:6/8
K:D
Adf Adf|fed e2c|Ace Ace|gfe f2d|\
Adf Adf|fed e2c|Ace gfe|ABc d3:|
|:Adf a2^g|a2=g e2c|Ace g2f|g2a f2d|\
Adf a2^g|a2=g e2c|Ace gfe|ABc d3:|

More southern French.


X:1
T:Farandole de Lantasque
C:Trad Provencal
Q:1/4=180
I:abc2nwc
L:1/8
K:D
D2F|A2A A2B|AGF E2F|G2G G2A|GFE D2E|
F2F F2G|F2E E2F|G2A B2c|1A3:|2d3|]
|:ABc|d2d d2B|c2c c2A|B2B cBA|F3-F2A|A2B c2B|
[1A2A AFA|A2B c2A|F2A:|[2A2A A2B|A2B cBA|d3|]

Re: Italian “jigs”

check out La Ciapa Rusa and I Tre Martelli, 2 Italian bands that toured the UK in the 90’s, they had a lot of
6/8 tunes including quite a few ‘Sbrandos’ very much like an Irish or English 48 bar jig.
The Tarantella is particularly Sicilian - which end of Italy are the wedding guests from?

Re: Italian “jigs”

I once picked up a jig in Donegal. Apparently a Donegal fiddler had once been asked to play a tune while in Italy. He chose this jig and all the Italians immediately recognized it. My source said that it had been learned from Italian sailors a long time ago.

What say you - Italian or not?

K:D
|:dBA dBA|ecA ecA|~f3 gec|dfb a3|
dBA dBA|ecA ecA|~f3 gec|1 edc d3:|2 edc d2e||
|~f3 d2B|ABA Ade|~f3 fed|efe e2f|
~g3 bag|~f3 agf|efg ABc|1 d3 d2e:|d3 d3||

Re: Italian “jigs”

Are not most/all tarantellae in 6/8 timing? Used to love dancing it!

Re: Italian “jigs”

Thanks for the responses. Loads to go on here.

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X:1
T: Wedding Tarantella
T: Cicerenella
R: tarantella
O: Italy
N: If the D part is used, the order is ADBC or ADABAC.
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
T: ABACA(DA)
F:http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/Intl/tune/Tarantella_Cicerenella_Bm.abc 2013-05-30 123002 UT
K:Em
%
P: A
|: e2e \
| "Em"B2B e2e | B2B B2B | "A,m"c2c cdc | "Em"c2B BcB \
| "B,#7"B2A ABA | "Em"A2G GAG | "B,#7"G2F G2F | "Em"E2z :|
P: B
|: E2F \
| "Em"GFG "A,m"AGF | "Em"GFG "A,m"AGF | "Em"GFE "B,#7"^DEF | "Em"E2z E2F \
| "Em"GFG "A,m"AGA | "Em"BAB "A,m"cBA | "Em"GFE "B,#7"^DEF | "Em"E2z :|
P: A
|: e2e \
| "Em"B2B e2e | B2B B2B | "A,m"c2c cdc | "Em"c2B BcB \
| "B,#7"B2A ABA | "Em"A2G GAG | "B,#7"G2F G2F | "Em"E2z :|
P: C
|: "D7"DEF \
| "G,"GFG BGB | d2d ded | "D7"d2c cdc | "G,"c2B "D7"DEF \
| "G,"GFG BGB | d2d d^cd | "D7"fed cBA | "G,"G2z :|
P: D (rare)
|: B2c \
| "G,"d2d e2d | "D7"c2B A2B | c2c d2c | "G,"B2A G2B \
| "E7"d2d e2d | "A,m"c2B A2B | "D7"cdc B2A | "G,"G2z :|

Re: Italian “jigs”

The pne abpve seems to be very populR for weddings- when we played it at a wedding in Switzerland the Italian relatives were very pleased