The last rose of summer

Song TitleThe last rose of summer (Search)
Composer(s):Benjamin Britten (arr.)
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):Thomas Moore
Keyword(s) & Features: Alone; Bleak; Blooming; Blushing; Circles; Companions; Dead; Decaying; Fading; Flowers; Following; Friendship; Gardens; Hearts; Last; Leaves; Leaving; Love; Pining; Rosebuds; Roses; Scattering; Sighs; Sleeping; Summer; Withering; World; Aging; Bittersweet; Death; Dying; Folksongs; Growing Old; Ireland; Irish; Life; Lost love; Passage of time
First LineTis the last rose of summer (Search)
Average Duration4:00 (Search)
Year of composition 1957 (Search)
Link to English Text Online
Larger WorkFolk Songs Volume 4: Moore's Irish Melodies (Search)
Musical FormModified strophic (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
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Difficulty LevelGraduate (Search)
Catalog DesignationFolk Songs vol. 4 no. 9 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerHigh voice
Range: Eb4 - Ab5 (Search)
Original KeyEb Major (Search)
Dedicated ToAnthony Gishford (Search)
Premiered ByPeter Pears, tenor; Benjamin Britten, piano; January 1958 (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Also available in medium voice (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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