The last Rose of Summer – Letzte Rose

The last Rose of Summer - Letzte Rose

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The Last Rose of Summer is a poem written by Irish poet Thomas Moore in 1805.  Sir John Stevenson (1761-1833) set the poem to its widely known melody, which was published in December 1813 in volume 5 of a collection of Moore’s work named as “A Section of Irish Melodies”.

The German composer Friedrich von Flotow included “The Last Rose of Summer” in his opera “Martha” as a sort of leitmotif for love.

 

The last Rose of Summer
Celtic Woman 

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Letzte Rose – The Last Rose of Summer
MARTHA

 

The Last Rose of Summer
in Kerkrade

 

Des Sommers letzte Rose
2003 in Musikschule Kempten

 

 

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