Traditional Bugle Call : The Last Post

This Bugle call is played in the military forces at the end of the day. It summarises the day since it consists of a number of phrases from different calls signifying different events which have occurred during the day. Since this piece marks a "closing", it is also played at military and other funerals, as is an alternative shorter piece used at the end of the day called Taps. A variety of calls can be used to mark the start of the day, including The First Post, Rouse or various versions of Reveille (e.g. Charlie Reveille, Reveille (UK) and Reveille (US)). See the links at the left to download the sheet music or audio files. More bugle calls are listed in our article about the history and cultural impact of Bugle Calls

The Last Post (bugle call) - MP3 & Midi files

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The Last Post (bugle call) - Sheet Music

The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for The Last Post (bugle call) in PDF format.

The Last Post (bugle call) - sheet music 1st page