Taps

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  1. javlin

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    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. In 1862, it was shortened to 24 notes and renamed TAPS. Melissa is playing it on a trumpet, whereby the original was played on a bugle.

    ENJOY!
     

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    I was on a burial detail in Texas, the officer we were escorting was a graduate of the ROTC program at a college that had a drum and bugle corps called the Perishing Rifles.

    They played the Taps with 2 bugles, the 2nd bugle was off in the distance about 1/2 second delayed. It gave Taps a echo that was beautiful, and sad.
     
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    Called Echo Taps, always sends shivers up my spine. Cool post.
     
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    Good find!

    She has a lot of talent. Bravo to her too!
     
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    Wasn't it called Butterfield's Lullaby as well?

    Awesome video! Bl**dy well played of the wee lass!
     

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    They did Echo Taps at my Dad's funeral. Yeah. Its haunting.
     
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    Always makes my hair stand om my neck....
     
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    Bl**dy h*ll !. That was pretty d*m good. I almost joined in the standing ovation at the end !. I think I'm going to listen to it again when I've dried my eyes....very atmospheric and emotional
     
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    That was spine tingling. Great find.
     
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    I just did Gary it's like my third time simple and beautiful!!
     
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    Leaves one somber and in sad memory. What a beautiful performance!
     
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    Taps always makes me sad. More so since it was played at my father's funeral.
     
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