Original version of “Taps”

8 02 2014

I have never heard the original version of Taps. I have often heard the somber notes of this music played at funerals that I conduct for veterans or a public service of remembrance. This is a beautiful rendition of the complete music of Taps. I recommend you to have a box of tissues on hand.

Pastor Dave

This version of the original “taps” music is played by a 13 year old Dutch girl named Melissa Venema.
The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland.Many of you may never have heard 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.
Watch at this site, and go full screen.http://www.flixxy.com/trumpet-solo-melissa-venema.htm
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