On Sunday trumpets sounded at the same time all over the world with the well-known instrumental tune of Il Silenzio, commemorating the start of the First World War a hundred years ago, reported news agency MTI. In Hungary musician Áron Koós-Hutás was the one to sound the trumpet in Budapest.
Áron Koós-Hutás played the three-minute tune on the Buda Castle’s Savoy terrace alone. The initiative originated from the Italian Prime Minister’s Office, as countries England, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States of America all joined up. All performances were recorded as the Italian television plans to compose a commemorative clip.
The thematic melody, written in 1965 is an extension of the same Italian Cavalry bugle call used by the Russian composer Tchaikovsky to open his Capriccio Italien. Il SIlenzio is used all over the world by military and civilian organizations alike to mark a moment of silence. (MTI)
Il Silenzio, performed by Andre Rieu:
Photo: Illyés Tibor