Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Last Post, The Original Version Of Taps Brilliantly performed

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

“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.

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