Tuesday, January 15, 2013

(TAPS): Il Silenzio - Melissa Venema with Andre Rieu & The Johann Strauss Orchestra - HQ

Via Sister Anne

 Il Silencio by Nini Rosso and Guglielmo Brezza is notable for its trumpet theme which is based on a Neapolitan cavalry bugle call from Italy. It is also similar to Taps (also known as Butterfield's Lullaby or Day is Done). Taps in turn was based on an earlier bugle call, the Scott Tattoo which in turn was derived from earlier English and French bugle calls. Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield composed Taps in 1862 and it was formally adopted by the US Army in 1874. The trumpet theme is performed by 13 year old Mellissa Venema at the Vrijthof in Maastricht, Netherlands with Andre Rieu and his orchestra.


  1. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)January 15, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    What an amazing child - thanks for the post.
    (And it will be so fitting after tomorrow's announcement on our 2A rights).

  2. fabulous thanks for that :)

    Razor in the Benewah