First published in 1988, this book is 42 pages of of drum scores, and includes a biography and dicography of Alex. The legendary Alex Duthart is thought by many to be the greatest pipe band snare drummer of all time, and was instrumental in bringing pipe band snare drumming forward in terms of technique and musicality.
All the major drumming names of today owe a debt to Alex Duthart, and his many excellent compositions are in use today around the world.
Drum scores in this collection cover some of the outstanding scores Alex wrote for The Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band when he was L-D.
The Drunken Piper, Hills of Perth, Chief Superintendent Colin Wood, King George V's Army, P-M Willie Gray's Farewell to the Glasgow Police, The Rhodesian Regiment, British Caledonian Airways Pipe Band, Morrison Avenue, Banks of the Farrar, Bengullion, John Gordon, Monte Catarelto, P-M Donald MacLean of Lewis, The Smith's a Gallant Fireman, The Fiddler's Jooy, Monymusk, Struan Robertson, Tatties and Herring, Dolina MacKay, John MacKechnie, Major Manson, John Morrison of Assynt House, Skansen Reel, Traditional Irish Reel, The Silver Spear, Bonnie Isle of Whalsay, Buntata's Sgadan, Malcolm Ferguson, The Curlew, The Blackthorn Stick, The Kesh Jig, Rocking the Baby, Give us a Drink of Water, The Clumsy Lover, Duncan Johnstone, Millbrae Hornpipe, Cronin's Ramble, Train Journey North, Nameless.