Subject: John Buttrey Manuscript

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Bonnie Light Horseman - A Retreat

From the John Buttrey Manuscript. This tune also tunes up as one of the the melodies for a well-known Napoleonic broadside song called "The Bonnie Light Horseman" or "Broken Hearted I'll Wander", which is usually thought to be about the Battle of Waterloo...

Buttrey Manuscript Artwork in Colour (2017)

Here are some more recent pictures (2017) of some of the the artwork found in the Buttrey Manuscript. Sandra Cameron, the manuscript's owner, graciously allowed me to photograph them in the summer of 2017. They are all watercolour over pencil and coloured...

Buttrey Manuscript Page Scans

For those who want the fun of trying to decipher some of these tunes on their own. These are a few random pages from the John Buttrey Manuscript. There are usually 3-4 tunes on each page. In the early 1980s I made photocopies of parts of the Buttrey Manus...

Candle Stick (The)

John Buttrey Manuscript - A reel or march.

Cape Breton March

A 4/4 March “John Buttrey was a military musician in the British army settled in the Peterborough area. His massive manuscript (over 1000 tunes) dates roughly from 1790s -1840. The book contains military "duty tunes", marches, song tunes and dance music...

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