The Salvation reel

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Salvation has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Salvation has been added to 120 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Salvation
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EGAE GAEG|~A2cA BAFA|~B3c BAFA|dBcA BAFA|
EGAE GAEG|A2cA BAFA|~c3A BAFA|EFAB cAA2:||
|:BceB ceAe|~f3e cBB2|~f3e ~f3g|abaf ecBA|
cdec defg|abaf efc2|fecA B2AB|cBAE F4:||
X: 2
T: The Salvation
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EGAE GAEG | AecA BAFA | B3B- BAFA | dAcA BAFA |
EGAE GAEG | AecA BAFA | BccA BcAF | EFAB cA~A2 :||:
BceB ceBc | effe cBBe | f3f- fece | agae fecB |
cdec defg | agae fece | fecA B2AB | cBAE FAE2 :||!
EGAE GAEG | AEGA EGAE | FGAF GAFG | AFGA FGAF |
GABG ABGA | BGAB GABz | BccA BcAF | EFAB cA~A2 :||

Six comments

Info about The Salvation

Composed by Simon Bradley. I learned it from a band called Croft No. 5. It’s a very popular session tune in Glasgow.

I learned a slightly different version of this tune from the playing of Karen Tweed with the band Swap. I think it has a great drive to it:

EGAE GAEG | AecA BAFA | B3B- BAFA | dAcA BAFA |
EGAE GAEG | AecA BAFA | BccA BcAF | EFAB cA~A2 :||:
BceB ceBc | effe cBBe | f3f- fece | agae fecB |
cdec defg | agae fece | fecA B2AB | cBAE FAE2 :||!

It’s also become a hot tune for contradances here in New England. Rodney Miller and David Surette do a great version of it and have this fun variation on the A part that drives dancers wild:

"variation for A part:"!
EGAE GAEG | AEGA EGAE | FGAF GAFG | AFGA FGAF |
GABG ABGA | BGAB GABz | BccA BcAF | EFAB cA~A2 :||

Fingering

any thoughts about fourth finger vs open A’s and e’s in The Salvation? Are string changes (i.e. open) essential to the rhythm, drive, or is 4th finger better?

I don’t think it really matters, whatever works for you!