‘Dumbarton’s Drums’ is the name of an old Scottish
dance tune with its own country dance, a ‘longways
reel-time dance for three couples’. A version of that
tune, ‘a Scottish Measure’, was printed in 1690.
And ‘Dumbarton's Drums’ is the name of the Regimental
Quick March of the Royal Scots. Their name for the tune
recalls the last colonel of their ancestor regiment
when it was serving in France. He died in 1692.
Although this work was originally written for Folk
Instruments, I created this arrangement for Flute, Oboe
& Concert (Pedal) Harp.