Subject: John Buttrey Manuscript

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No. 6 - A Retreat

One of many "Retreat" tunes from the John Buttrey Manuscript. This one has a nice baroque flavour.

No 7 - A Retreat

From the John Buttrey Manuscript. This is a rare thing - a untitled tune called a "Retreat" in 2/4 time. Usually tunes with that designation are in some form of triple time - 3/2, 3/4, or 9/8. Can anyone shed any light on this?

No. 8 - A Retreat

Another "Retreat" from the Buttrey Manuscript

Nobody Coming To Marry Me

A song melody from the John Buttrey manuscript. (Notes on sheet music) John Buttrey was a military musician in the Brititsh army who seems to have settled in the Peterborough area. His massive manuscript (close to 1000 tunes) dates roughly from the time ...

No No Not I My Love - A Retreat

John Buttrey Manuscript This melody could be that of the song "Oh No Not I" which contains the line "Oh [no] no not I my love" in some versions. A Newfoundland sailor was walking in the Strand He met a pretty fair maid and took her by the hand Will you ...

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