Drumming Up America! is a setting of five historic melodies for rudimental drummers with band accompaniment. It is dedicated to the late Robin Engleman, my much-admired Toronto Symphony colleague. The tunes are: The British Grenadiers, Scotland the Brave, Roslin Castle, The Downfall of Paris and Yankee Doodle. The Downfall of Paris uses the traditional rudimental drum part. Roslin Castle was the traditional funeral march before Chopin's Funeral March became popular.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 B-flat clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, 4 B-flat trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, euphonium, tuba, double bass, xylophone, snare, Scottish and muffled drums, rudimental bass drum (an alternative part for non-rudimental bass drum is shown).