SMC S939FS/ HL 144839
Tattoo is the stirring finale of Legacy, commissioned for the bicentennial celebration of West Point. The opening theme “Tattoo” is based on the bugle call which signals a return to quarters at day’s end. The score includes antiphonal effects with optional offstage bugles and field drum, creating an authentic “military” sound. The old West Point song “Benny Havens” leads into the reemerging “Tattoo” theme, now answered by other bugle calls, bringing the work to a rousing conclusion.