The Tarantella is an Italian folk dance. Tarantellas are usually in a rapid, typically “per 8” time signature. Tarantellas were often grouped with other such similar dances as the tarantata and tarantelle by musicians looking for convenient labels to describe any fast rustic tune; however, many Tarantellas do not begin with the typical tarantella bass pattern. Tarantellas often have an ABAC or ABAB rhyming structure, two eight-bar sections each consisting of a repeated binary-metrical “Siciliana” melody over a dominant pedal point (for example, D –G–D in Tarantella Napoletana). Tarantellas sometimes end in a tarantella-style coda, and may have an “a cappella” section towards the end. Tarantellas are often associated with the pizzicato ostinato technique, where the left hand repeatedly plays the same note or chord.
George Gershwin – I Got Plenty O Nuttin Piano Sheet Music George Gershwin’s “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’” was featured in Porgy and Bess, a George and Ira Gershwin musical which debuted on Broadway in 1935. The song is sung by the protagonist of George and Ira Gershwin’s opera, Porgy. The song is significant because