I learnt this off the excellent Zoe Conway album, called Zoe Conway (2002). She plays the parts differently to how I’ve written it here, using A, B, C, A A, B B, C C.
The folk process in action… The original tune is a 4 part hornpipe composed for highland pipes by Robert Mathieson (IIRC). The source album has got parts 3, 2 and 4 in that order, I think! :-)
Thanks for this info, Niall. I recently bought the album as an iTunes download and it isn’t so easy to access background info about tunes from this format. However, that great store of knowledge, ‘The Session’ provides detailed background about the album via the ‘Recordings’ tab. Zoe Conway writes there that, "I learned Desert Storm from a Scottish pipe band during a festival in Galicia in Northern Spain. "
Nice tune - just regrouped the dots a bit …
Desert Storm, X:3
Just for the sake of completeness here is the original version from "The Big Birl". I’ve put it into Ador (it needs the C natural) rather than the Bflat equivalent that the GHB sound in.