Life’s Gems

The subject: “Magnificent … Taps!”

Veterans’s Day is November 11th. We are sharing this MAGNIFICENT rendition of “Taps” in honor of those who have served our country and to the families who have lost their loved ones.  We thank you for your sacrifices so that we may live in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

Forwarded to me by my brother, Dr.  Ronald J. Pancner, M.D.,  who received this from his friend, Mr. Len Scaduto. The following comments are Len’s evaluation and explanation of this piece.

        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.”

The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland. Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereby the original was played on a bugle. 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.

This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss, and I guarantee you’ll never forget. It makes your “hair stand on end.”

Click here to listen to “Taps”