Monday, June 3, 2013


The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland .
Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety, for all of the men and women that have died for the freedom we have in America .  
Melissa  Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist.  She is also from Holland .

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. <> 

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