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John Christian Mencke: Waltz composed in honour of the Grand Victory at Waterloo. London, [1815]

The Battle of Waterloo (1815)

June 2015

The Battle of Waterloo, 18 June 1815

Throughout the nineteenth century (and beyond) all national events were reflected in popular music.  We show here a small selection of dances and ‘battle pieces’ published in the aftermath of the victory.