Salterello jig

Also known as Saltarello.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Salterello has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Salterello
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: cBA GAB | cdB c2 G | cBA GAB | cdB c2 G |
cgf e2 d | cgf e2 d |1 cBc A2 e | Aee A3 :|2 cBc ABc | ddB c3 ||
| cBc g2 A | ggc g2 g | cBc g2 e | fed e2 d |
cBc A2 B | GAB c2 G | ABc ABG | def c3 |
|: ABc ABG | cBc d2 e | ABc ABG | cBc d2 e |
cgf e2 d | cgf e2 d |1 cBc A2 e | Aee A3 :|2 cBc ABc | ddB c3 ||
X: 2
T: Salterello
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:cBA GAB|cdB c2 G|ABc ABG|cBc d2e|
cgf e2d|cgf e2d|1 cBc A2e|Aee A3 :|2 cBc ABc|dcB c3|
|:edc B2A|c2d e2d|cBc A2B|GAB c2G|ABc ABG|
cBc d2e|cgf e2d|cgf e2d|1 cBc A2e|Aee A3 :|2 cBc ABc|dcB c3|
|:ede g2e|fed e2d|cBc A2B|GAB c2G|
ABc ABG|cBc d2e|cgf e2d|cgf e2d|1 cBc A2e|Aee A3 :|2 cBc ABc|dcB c3|
|:ede g2c|ggc g3|ede g2e|fed e2d|
cBc A2B|GAB c2G|ABc ABG|cBc d2e|
cgf e2d|cgf e2d|1 cBc A2e|Aee A3 :|2 cBc ABc|dcB c3|]

Fifteen comments

Salterello

This tunes comes from my involvement in the re-enactment scene and so is 17th century or earlier. From what I can gather, the "Salterello" is a dance style which originated in Italy but became widely popular. It just happens to fit the "jig" rythm.

The tune probably has a real name but I just know it as Salterello. I’ve heard other musicians play other parts to it, so I’m sure that there is more that could be added.

???

More non-irish…………

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You know those re-enactment folks, they live in a world of their own…

It’s Saltarello 3

It’s a 14th century Italian saltarello. It comes from the famous manuscript 29987 in the British Library, and it’s played by countless re-enactment (or early music) groups. From the playing of Ensemble Unicorn (Naxos):

K: C
|:cBA GAB|cdB c2 G|ABc ABG|cBc d2e|
cgf e2d|cgf e2d|1 cBc A2e|Aee A3 :|2 cBc ABc|dcB c3|
|:edc B2A|c2d e2d|cBc A2B|GAB c2G|ABc ABG|
cBc d2e|cgf e2d|cgf e2d|1 cBc A2e|Aee A3 :|2 cBc ABc|dcB c3|
|:ede g2e|fed e2d|cBc A2B|GAB c2G|
ABc ABG|cBc d2e|cgf e2d|cgf e2d|1 cBc A2e|Aee A3 :|2 cBc ABc|dcB c3|
|:ede g2c|ggc g3|ede g2e|fed e2d|
cBc A2B|GAB c2G|ABc ABG|cBc d2e|
cgf e2d|cgf e2d|1 cBc A2e|Aee A3 :|2 cBc ABc|dcB c3|]

Definitely not a tune I’d expect to hear at a session, but anyway…

Thank you Guidus

I have had this tune as a three parter so checked through my record collection and found it recorded the same as your abc’s by David Monroe on a vinyl disc in the 1970’s. It is one of the "Oryx Exploring the World of Music" series entitled ‘The Mediaeval Sound’
I have now amended my manuscript and look forward to playing it again correctl;y at the next re-inactment party.

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Thank you Guidus

I had this as a three part tune but your contribution made me look amongst my records and I found it on a vinyl disc recorded in the 1970’s by David Munroe. It is one of the "Oryx Exploring the World of Music " series and entitled "the Mediaeval Sound" The recorded version there is in four parts so I have amended my manuscript copy for playing, especially at re-enactment partys (we’ve done two so far but look forward to others hopefully, where we also play a fair amount of Irish. We were requested to play an Irish reel for someone to dance to at the first one).

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The second of these postings was the first but did not appear hense I re-submitted and ‘lo’ two came along at the same time!!!!!

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8-) La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha ~

Damn, I’m seeing double… Is that what we’re re-enacting, being so p*ssed that everything comes in blurred pairs? How do you re-enact that, spinning around with your forehead on a broom and holding your breath? Why re-enact when you can experience the real thing… What’s wrong with a bit of whiskey or rum or vodka?

Love that David Munroe, or was that Monroe, great mariachi music mixed with a lively Latin beat, especially the claves…

Jellied Margaritas ~

Somehow salt and jello just doesn’t make it, unless of course your meaning something like those jelly vodkas, maybe a margarita? ~ hmmmmmm? A jellied margarita. Is that what a saltarello is? I’d be willing to try it once…

It happens to me quite often it seems, ‘c’, double whammies that is, two buses along at once. I sublit one, it doesn’t appear so I submit again and whoah! they’re both there.
Try ‘assault & reelo’ as a cocktail idea. With your culinary and no doubt winery/spirital skills you should be able to come up with something pretty ‘slippy/slidey’

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Munroe/Monroe

Both had very sad endings to incredible lives, uncanny really.
Could "Munroe & Monroe" be a title to a tune? maybe?

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David Munrow ~ 1942 - 1976

I think we have just about everything we could get our hands on that was produced under his direction…