Subject: John Buttrey Manuscript

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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...

Scotch Reel In D

Buttrey Manuscript. An untitled reel. If you recognize and know a name for this tune, please get in touch!

Scotch Tune

From the Buttrey Manuscript This jig or 6/8 march could be a pipe tune. It fits the compass of that instrument perfectly. I've found tunes in other sources that start off the same way, but none that are really the same.

Slow March in D

John Buttrey Manuscript. One of the hundreds of marches to found in this book. Slow marched were played at 60-80 beat per minute in Buttrey's era. If you recognize and know a name for this tune please get in touch!

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