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Taps, Complete Version...

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Unomee, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Unomee

    Unomee Cheesehead

    Jan 24, 2011
    This was sent to me by a friend. I didn't know there was a "complete" version of Taps.

    The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland. The young lady, her trumpet and her rendition of TAPS makes your hair stand on end.

    Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety, for all of the men & women that have died for you to have the freedom you have in America. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss and I guarantee you'll never forget.

    Amazingly beautiful .. Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist.

    Here is Taps played in its entirety. The original version of Taps was called Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps. Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereby the original was played on a bugle.

    Taps Complete
  2. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 29, 2010
    Somewhat mangled version of the history of the song. Others relate a different story:

    Arlington National Cemetery:: Ceremonies

    Different histories don't hurt the value of the rendition in the OP clip though.

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