from Fifty Years of Army Music, page 16:
A small drummer-boy steps out with a rope with a running noose to it, and places the noose around the man’s neck. The drums and fifes strike up that traditional tune, ‘The Rogue’s March’ and away goes the procession, the band boy first, and the rogue behind him, led by the drummer boy and his rope…the band, the escort, and the rogue step out, so that every one of his comrades may have close view of his wretched end as a soldier. The band makes for the barrack gate, and the rogue, as he reaches it, is given a vigorous farewell kick by the boy. The gate is [then] slammed on him.
John Mackenzie-Rogan, Fifty Years of Army Music (London, 1926), p. 16. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386516086719 accessed: 9 December, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|The Rogue's March|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|
Originally submitted by th4 on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 15:21:26 +0000