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.
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):
|: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.
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).
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!!!!!
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’
Both had very sad endings to incredible lives, uncanny really.
Could "Munroe & Monroe" be a title to a tune? maybe?
Sounds more like Bond villains… ;-)
Wracking my brains, both of them, wasn’t there a ~
David Munrow ~ with respect
David Munrow ~ 1942 - 1976
I think we have just about everything we could get our hands on that was produced under his direction…
“Saltarello” ~ another
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on August 29th 2003 by dafydd.