TURN UP SPEAKERS ~ think back to our Remembrance Day Service at the National Cenotaph in Ottawa this morning…
The young lady, her trumpet and her rendition of TAPS makes your hair stand on end. The trumpet theme is performed by 13 year old Mellissa Venema at the Vrijthof in Maastricht, Netherlands with Andre Rieu and his orchestra.
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.
Incredibly beautiful …
Here is Taps played in its entirety. The original version of Taps was called Last Post, 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.
Uploaded on Jul 15, 2011 ~ ‘Il Silencio’ (The Silence) played by 13 year old Melissa Venema with André Rieu and his orchestra at the ‘Vrijthof’ in Maastricht.
Il Silencio by Nini Rosso and Guglielmo Brezza is notable for its trumpet theme which is based on a Neapolitan cavalry bugle call from Italy. It is also similar to Taps (also known as Butterfield’s Lullaby or Day is Done). Taps in turn was based on an earlier bugle call, the Scott Tattoo which in turn was derived from earlier English and French bugle calls. Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield composed Taps in 1862 and it was formally adopted by the US Army in 1874.