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Awakenings: “TAPS”…Day is Done

on January 27, 2014

See on Scoop.itAwakenings: America & Beyond

Hopefully you are aware of “Taps” but many of you may have never heard the version played in its entirety. “Taps” was originally written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in the clip presented below. In 1862, it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

The video @Awakenings features 13-yr-old Melissa Venema playing “Taps” on a trumpet whereas the original was played on a bugle.

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One response to “Awakenings: “TAPS”…Day is Done

  1. Micki Peluso says:

    I love the mournful tone of this song and can never listen without crying. Even without words the soulful music says so much.

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