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Old 03-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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A Tribute


A friend sent this. I never knew it was from a longer rendition.
It is 5 minutes long, and I think you will enjoy it very much.

The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Austria .

The young lady, Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist. Her rendition of TAPS will make 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 . Miss Venema's rendition simply is beautiful.

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 whereas the original was played on a bugle. Turn on your speakers sit back and enjoy it


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Thanks for sharing. It was truly beautiful and soulful. Just to be able to blow a trumpet is a job but to blow for almost 5 mins. during a song and make it look so easy. She is very talented. Again thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for sharing, brings a few tears to the eyes.
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Thanks for posting this again. It is worth hearing a few times.

It was discussed here: Taps - The Long Version

and a few pages of comments.

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There is another version on youtube(sorry, I don't know hor to post a link) search TAP'S FOR THE FALLEN BRAVE by Allen Sherman's 101 strings Orchestra.
It is indeed a great and well worth 3min 35 sec. to listen too. I will have the traditional as it will be played by Military personell at the local VA Cemetery.
Let me take this time to THANK YOU ALL for your service. I will meet you all at assembly on High.
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