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Thread: The original Taps - beautiful

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    The original Taps - beautiful

    This is the original version of what we call Taps today. It is beautiful.

    Subject:´Taps--a must listen


    The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland. The young lady, her trumpet and her rendition of TAPS makes your hair stand on end. Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety. For all of the men and women who have died for you to have the freedom you have in America.
    This is an opportunity you won't want to miss and you'll never forget.
    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. Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereby the original was played on a bugle. Enjoy!
    http://www.flixxy.com/trumpet-solo-melissa-venema.htm

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    Absolutely beautiful and what an amazing performance by a 13-year-old! Thank you for the link.

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    She can sure play that trumpet. It will be interesting to follow her and see what she goes into for a living.

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    Thank you for posting the link and the story. It's beautiful!
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    This gave me goose bumps. Absolutely amazing - what a talent & soooo young.
    Dance like no one is watching

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    BRAVO! Indeed!

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    Thank you for sharing this clip. At her age I'm not sure how much she understands the effect it has on those of us who have had portions of it played over the grave of a loved one; the audience certainly knew. Joyce in Delaware

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    Just wonderful!

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    Brings tears to your eyes! Thanks for sharing!
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    Wow!!! Spectacular
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    Beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a blessed day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin-nannie View Post
    Brings tears to your eyes! Thanks for sharing!
    Taps was played along with the 21 gun salute at Fort Snelling National Cemetery when my husband died. It will always bring tears to my eyes. This was beautiful. Edie
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    This still makes me cry. A bugler played this at the funerals of my parents, both Navy veterans. I've never heard its entirety until now. Thank you for posting the link.
    She plays very well.

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    Amazing- hope she continues on in life playing !
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    Bravo - absolutely brilliant!!

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