Since there are a lot of horn players on this forum, I thought I'd throw this out.
On Friday I was a pall bearer in the funeral of an old friend of the family who died. He was 92 years old, and was a naval officer in World War II.
A Scottish bagpiper was present at graveside to play "Amazing Grace". Real bagpiper, real bagpipes, real playing.
After that, two Navy servicemen appeared to give military honors. One of the Naval servicemen (a woman) played taps--on one of those "digital bugles" that the US Armed Forces have been using for several years now. By "played taps" I mean she held the instrument to her lips and pushed the "play" button, which produced a digital recording of "Taps" out of the speaker concealed in the bell of the "instrument".
Has anybody else experienced digital taps at a funeral?
If you're not familiar with the military digital bugle, here are some links.