Subject: John Buttrey Manuscript

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Pandean Dance in Tekili

From the John Buttrey Manuscript This tune comes from a ballad opera by English composer James Hook (1746-1827) "Tekeli, or the Siege of Montgatz" - 1806. This tune appears in numerous manuscripts and published works from the period. melodies to some of...

Pedlar (The) - A Retreat

John Buttrey Manuscript. It is a curious setting of the 9/8 slip jig "The Jolly Gay Pedlar" forced into 6/8 time. I really can't guess whether this was intentional or accidental. 9/8 is actually a more common time signature for a "retreat" type tunes. I...

Quickstep - No. 531

A 6/8 March from the Buttrey Manuscript - Ca 1800 With notes from the transcriber - Sol Foster.

Recruiting Sergeant (The)

John Buttrey Manuscript. This could be a dance tune or a march. The picture from the Buttrey Manuscript looks to be of a Scottish officer. Can anyone provide any more detail? Saskia Tomkins plays the tune in the sound file linked below.


John Buttrey Manuscript Buttrey was a military musician. His book contains scores of "retreats" they were among the many duty tunes that would be played by fifers and drummers in an army camp or garrison. The "Retreat" was the tune played at the end of th...

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