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About The John Buttrey Manuscript

About The John Buttrey Manuscript The John Buttrey Manuscript is a massive hand-written book of about 1000 tunes compiled for the use of a British fife and drum band in the late 1700s and early 1800s. It was created in England and brought to Canada in ...

A Hymn

A Hymn - or as Buttrey called it "A Him"

A Portuguese Air

A jig or quickstep from the John Buttrey Manuscript - Circa 1800

Ashley's Hornpipe

From the Buttrey Manuscript - Circa 1800 I'm not sure why he calls this 6/8 tune a hornpipe. It looks like a jig to me. There are a number of "Ashley" tunes in this manuscript. I'm not sure who Ashley might have been, but I have my suspicions. The tune ...

Ashley's No. 1 - Hornpipe

From the Buttrey Manuscript - Circa 1800 There are a number of "Ashley" tunes in this manuscript. I'm not sure who Ashley might have been, but I have my suspicions. The tune often mis-named "Ashely's Ride" actually refers to Philip Astley, an 18th centur...

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