||[Sep. 8th, 2006|02:38 pm]
Ok: the morning sound is definitely "to the colors"- see here for a sound clip and sheet music. I'm still going to have to figure out what the evening one is: it might be the same thing and I'm too tone deaf to realize it.
update, at 3pm: it's "retreat". (here)
I love it that you went and researched this. :)
The text under 'To The Colors' would more or less confirm this.
It could be fun to save a couple of them for future use.
referred to me as a "Marine biologist" thanks to my studies. While the thought of pranking them early, as they march out, with a blaring bugle call might be tempting, I'm reluctant to get shot.
In retrospect, the other site I was looking at
has text that leads in this direction as well, but the bugle calls are not quite exactly the same in cadence and pitch as the one that blares every morning, and I was trying to match them up from memory. At some point, they tend to blend together in my head. I'm just proud that I could tell it wasn't taps or reveille.
2006-11-11 05:34 pm (UTC)
military wake up and sleepy time
I lived in Watertown, MA, across the street from the Arsenal. They had recorded Taps every evening. [I don't think they had Revelie in the morning. The neighbors would have complained.] I kind of liked it, especially in the summer when the windows were open. It made me think of summer camp.