I wrote 'Tarantella' in 1985 when I was in College but recently edited/re-wrote it for this video. I hope you enjoy it. ! Please share if you do. The 'Tarantella' has its origin in Italy as far back as 1100 B.C. The music usually has an upbeat tempo in 6/8. Music was supposed to be a remedy for 'Tarantism' . The cure for being bit by a wolf spider named 'tarantula' after the region in Southern Italy.