Il Silenzio

Conductor/composer Andre Rieu showcases Il Silenzio (commonly known as a variation of Taps) with trumpet solo by 13 year old Melissa Venema.  The song is much more beautiful when played in its entirety, as opposed to what we hear in movie funeral scenes.  This is probably the most peaceful five minutes you'll have all day.


Il Silenzio from Brandon Noonan on Vimeo.


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to Scott M.
I love this melody by Nini Rosso and would love to get the words to the song or a translation of the words that are spoken in the song. Any help would be appreciated.

thank you and have a great day.

mike n.
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I don't understand why people can't just enjoy the piece as it is, without critiqueing it. It's beautiful and one can compare or not, it's relation to Taps.
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I am away from home working in the middle east, and have just found this on the net. I have been playing this all day and my mates are loving it. Outstanding what a talent. Well done kid.
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the reason why you don't hear this at funerals, and why you only her "TAPS"??

"Il Silenzio" was written 100 years after "TAPS" was. It is not a variation of the song at all but an entirely new composition by Nino Rosso.

Sorry to disappoint you guys.
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The Nini Rosso version is on Youtube, I'd highly recommend watching it. The song has has words,too. I heard that frequently while growing up ,my dad had picked up the record whenn he was stationed in Italy when that was composed and recorded. There were so many great Italian songs in that decade.
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