Drummer Hodge

Full details...
page one of Drummer Hodge

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:


seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.


Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

Static preview

The static preview shows a basic image of the first page.

Interactive preview

The interactive preview also shows a preview of the first page, but it's a bit slower to load. The preview is displayed using the Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology from Avid. With most scores, this technology will provide a higher quality preview, as well as being able to switch to full screen mode and also play the displayed music to you.

Printing after purchase

After you have purchased this item the Cloud Publishing technology is utilised to provide the printing mechanism for the music. As such, we recommend checking that the Interactive Preview displays correctly on your device before committing to a purchase.

Full details

Hardy’s Drummer Hodge was written at the end, possibly, of the final century in which glory and heroism could be regarded as proper themes of war poetry: forty years earlier Tennyson had asked "When can their glory fade?…Honour the charge they made". Hardy’s war poems seem to have much more difficulty finding meaning in violent death, and anticipate themes found in some first world war poetry only a few years later. In my music for this short poem, the military references in the accompaniment never sit comfortably with the text or the vocal melody - nor should this poem leave us feeling comfortable.

Score ID
Year of composition
Thomas Hardy
Difficult (Grades 7+)
2 minutes
Voice + keyboard
Modern classical music
Related scores

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

Reviews of Drummer Hodge

Sorry, there's no reviews of this score yet. Please .

You might also like...