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The Last Rose Of Summer

Music by Thomas Moore

Originally Performed by New York Voices

"The Last Rose of Summer" is a poem by the Irish poet Thomas Moore. He wrote it in 1805, while staying at Jenkinstown Park in County Kilkenny, Ireland, where he was said to have been inspired by a specimen of Rosa 'Old Blush'. The poem is set to a traditional tune called "Aislean an Oigfear", or "The Young Man's Dream", which was transcribed by Edward Bunting in 1792, based on a performance by harper Denis Hempson (Donnchadh hAmhsaigh) at the Belfast Harp Festival. The poem and the tune together were published in December 1813 in volume 5 of Thomas Moore's A Selection of Irish Melodies. The original piano accompaniment was written by John Andrew Stevenson, several other arrangements followed in the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Release Date: 1813


The Last Rose of Summer

The Last Rose of Summer

This tender Irish melody is lovingly set for mixed choir and solo voice. The verses unfold with a tinge of sorrow at the passing of summer's glory, but with warm remembrance of her beauty.

Voicing: SATB


The Last Rose of Summer

The Last Rose of Summer

This tender Irish melody is lovingly set for mixed choir and solo voice. The verses unfold with a tinge of sorrow at the passing of summer's glory, but with warm remembrance of her beauty.

Voicing: SAB


The Last Rose Of Summer

The Last Rose Of Summer

New York Voices

This timeless Irish folk song has been arranged by the renowned Darmon Meader of the group New York Voices. Simple unison and harmonies that respect the tune and lyric open then graduate to a more contemporary sound to add freshness without difficulty. A dream to teach and sing!

Voicing: SATB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Alexander L'Estrange : Danny Boy and Other Classic Irish Melodies : SAB : Songbook : 9780571521906 : 12-0571521908

Alexander L'Estrange : Danny Boy and Other Classic Irish Melodies

The Irish have long been famed for their powerful traditional melodies, and three in this volume are surely amongst the finest. 'Danny Boy' (the melody of which is also known as 'Londonderry Air') was first published, without a title, in 1855. The words most commonly associated with it were written by an Englishman who apparently never set foot in Ireland! 'The lark in the clear air' is an exquisite song celebrating the beauty of nature. The poignant words of 'The last rose of summer' match the song's mournful, drooping melody.

Songlist: Danny Boy, The Lark In the Clear Air, The Last Rose of Summer

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Voicing: SAB | 7769b | Songbook | $5.50 | With Piano


Alexander L'Estrange : Danny Boy and Other Classic Irish Melodies : SA : Songbook : 9780571523634 : 12-0571523633

Alexander L'Estrange : Danny Boy and Other Classic Irish Melodies

This enchanting collection of traditional Irish melodies showcases three of the finest songs to originate from the 'Emerald Isle' from the classic title song 'Danny Boy' to the poignant 'The Last Rose of Summer' and 'The Lark in Clear Air'. If you are looking for straightforward and rewarding repertoire for your beginner choir, then you need look no further than Choral Basics - the perfect series for singers of all ages. These simple 2-part choral arrangements for soprano and alto voices make the series perfect for choirs. The rich array of repertoire is bound to be a hit with singers of all ages, and the technical abilities of choirs at this level have been taken into consideration. Straightforward and idiomatic piano accompaniments have been included and are designed to support the vocal lines, without putting pressure on staff with less developed keyboard skills. Choral Basics are great value for money providing a contrasted set of arrangements for any concert.

Songlist: Danny Boy, The Lark In the Clear Air, The Last Rose of Summer

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Voicing: SA | 40736b | Songbook | $5.50 | With Piano


New York Voices : A Cappella Arrangements : SATB : Sheet Music

New York Voices : A Cappella Arrangements

The World War II classic, "I'll Be Seeing You", by Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain, evokes memories of the big band era, while staying in the a cappella realm. Rubato, mellow blends and dynamic shaping are keys to this Darmon Meader arrangement. It creates the melancholy feelings that are significant in time of war when loved ones are missed and longed for. A beautiful selection for the holidays and the New Year, as well as graduation. "Baby Driver" - Sheer, unbridled fun! For college or adult jazz chorus, this arrangement as sung by the New York Voices is a bit tricky, but well worth the effort. It features incredible harmony and rhythm and some a cappella sections, but the purpose of this piece is not to get technical-just to have fun! Four-part scat singing frames the piece on either end, while your baritone soloist goes to town (with great choral support) on each verse. Baby Driver, extracted from the New York Voices Songs of Paul Simon CD, is a toe-tappin', hand-clappin' jazz party. Invite everyone you know! The timeless Irish folk song "The Last Rose Of Summer" has been arranged by the renowned Darmon Meader of the group New York Voices. Simple unison and harmonies that respect the tune and lyric open then graduate to a more contemporary sound to add freshness without difficulty. A dream to teach and sing!

Songlist: I'll Be Seeing You, Baby Driver, The Last Rose Of Summer, Come Home

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by New York Voices | 8093b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Jay Althouse : International Folk Songs for Solo Singers : Solo : 01 Songbook : 038081150987  : 00-16959

Jay Althouse : International Folk Songs for Solo Singers

This outstanding collection of 12 singable folk songs from nine countries features easily learned texts in six different languages including English. Pronunciation guides and optional English lyrics are included where needed. Songs from Italy, Germany, Venezuela, Spain, France, South Africa, Canada, and USA. 64 pages.

Songlist: A la Nanita Nana, All My Trials, Aupres de Ma Blonde, Cara Mamma, Cara Mamma, Chevaliers de la Table Ronde, Guter Mond, Santa Lucia, Schlaf in Guter Ruh, Siyahamba, The Jones Boys, The Last Rose of Summer, Valencianita

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Voicing: Solo | 2952b | Songbook | $15.95


Jay Althouse : International Folk Songs for Solo Singers - Medium High : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 038081151021  : 00-16963

Jay Althouse : International Folk Songs for Solo Singers - Medium High

This outstanding collection of 12 singable folk songs from nine countries features easily learned texts in 6 different languages including English. Pronunciation guides and optional English lyrics are included where needed. Songs from Italy, Germany, Venezuela, Spain, France, South Africa, Canada, and USA.

Songlist: Santa Lucia, Cara Mamma, Schlaf in Guter Ruh, Guter Mond, Valencianita, A La Nanita Nana, Aupres De Ma Blonde, Chevaliers de la Table Ronde, Siyahamba, The Last Rose of Summer, All My Trials, The Jones Boys

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Voicing: Solo | 5424b | Songbook & 1 CD | $26.95


Jay Althouse : International Folk Songs for Solo Singers - Medium Low : Solo : Songbook : 038081151038  : 00-16964

Jay Althouse : International Folk Songs for Solo Singers - Medium Low

This outstanding collection of 12 singable folk songs from nine countries features easily learned texts in 6 different languages including English. Pronunciation guides and optional English lyrics are included where needed. Songs from Italy, Germany, Venezuela, Spain, France, South Africa, Canada, and USA.

Songlist: Santa Lucia, Cara Mamma, Schlaf in Guter Ruh, Guter Mond, Valencianita, A La Nanita Nana, Aupres De Ma Blonde, Chevaliers de la Table Ronde, Siyahamba, The Last Rose of Summer, All My Trials, The Jones Boys

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Voicing: Solo | 5425b | Songbook | $20.95


Individual Folios

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The Last Rose of Summer : SATB : Greg Gilpin : Songbook : 00-16319 : 038081136752

Greg Gilpin : The Last Rose of Summer

A tender and graceful arrangement by Greg Gilpin of a captivating Irish ballad. This simple, yet deceptively subtle arrangement includes quite a bit of unison and 2-part writing, saving the mixed part writing for powerful effect. The piano accompaniment is a classic and adds much to this arrangement's appeal.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-16319


The Last Rose of Summer : SAB : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 00-16320 : 038081136769

Greg Gilpin : The Last Rose of Summer

A tender and graceful arrangement by Greg Gilpin of a captivating Irish ballad. This simple, yet deceptively subtle arrangement includes quite a bit of unison and 2-part writing, saving the mixed part writing for powerful effect. The piano accompaniment is a classic and adds much to this arrangement's appeal.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-16320


The Last Rose of Summer : SSA : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 00-16321 : 038081136776

Greg Gilpin : The Last Rose of Summer

A tender and graceful arrangement by Greg Gilpin of a captivating Irish ballad. This simple, yet deceptively subtle arrangement includes quite a bit of unison and 2-part writing, saving the mixed part writing for powerful effect. The piano accompaniment is a classic and adds much to this arrangement's appeal.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-16321


The Last Rose of Summer : SATB : Joseph Martin : Sheet Music : 00198372 : 888680647988

Joseph Martin : The Last Rose of Summer

This tender Irish melody is lovingly set for mixed choir and solo voice. The verses unfold with a tinge of sorrow at the passing of summer's glory, but with warm remembrance of her beauty.

Arranger: Joseph Martin | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00198372


The Last Rose of Summer : SAB : Joseph Martin : Sheet Music : 00198407 : 888680647995

Joseph Martin : The Last Rose of Summer

This tender Irish melody is lovingly set for mixed choir and solo voice. The verses unfold with a tinge of sorrow at the passing of summer's glory, but with warm remembrance of her beauty.

Arranger: Joseph Martin | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00198407


The Last Rose Of Summer : SATB : Darmon Meader : New York Voices : Sheet Music : 35012272 : 747510068822

Darmon Meader : The Last Rose Of Summer

This timeless Irish folk song has been arranged by the renowned Darmon Meader of the group New York Voices. Simple unison and harmonies that respect the tune and lyric open then graduate to a more contemporary sound to add freshness without difficulty. A dream to teach and sing!

Arranger: Darmon Meader Performed By: New York Voices

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35012272


The Last Rose of Summer : SAB : Alexander L'Estrange : Sheet Music : 12-0571537987 : 9780571537983

Alexander L'Estrange : The Last Rose of Summer

The poignant words of The Last Rose of Summer, by Thomas Moore, match this song's mournful, drooping melody. After a temporarily uplifting modulation for the third verse, where the men of the choir echo the melody two measures behind, the arrangement ends as it began---in a solitary mood, with an empty, bare fifth. Faber Choral Singles offer a series of beautifully crafted arrangements in a diversity of musical styles for today's choirs. From Broadway, pop and folk to spirituals, gospel and original works, the Faber Choral Singles series guarantees the perfect repertoire for every occasion.

Arranger: Alexander L'Estrange

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 12-0571537987

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