© 2020 Texas Public Radio
Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Cleveland Musicians Reflect On The Meaning Of Taps

A U.S. Marine Corps bugler plays taps during a ceremony on the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum in New York City. (Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
A U.S. Marine Corps bugler plays taps during a ceremony on the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum in New York City. (Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Most Memorial Day services across the country will feature a short, serene tune that dates back to the Civil War. Taps is generally played by a bugle or trumpet at military funerals or flag ceremonies.

David C. Barnett ( @DCBstream) from Here & Now contributor WCPN ideastream spoke with a couple of Cleveland musicians about the experience of putting their stamp on a song with over 150 years of history.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.