Had a quick look; couldn't find any music (amazingly) so I'll pass, thank you.
It struck me that you could combine this and Londonderry air into one piece, playing both at the ame time, and it might sound quite nice.
Sheet music easily found (free PDF download) here http://www.free-scor...ic.php?pdf=9298
This arrangement was the work of Friedrich von Flotow (good old Irish name that!!) A well-known Victorian operatic composer (at the time well-known, that is) of the German persuasion
He used it in his opera "Martha".
It's not very exciting Irene. [attachment=7255:lastrose.mp3] more or less as writ but I only saw your post 20 mins ago so don't expect much. You could play it on yours probably, it doesn't need much range. I started tinkering arround it and came up with what I thought sounded better fairly easily, but if you don't mind K I'd rather not. Londonderry Air I like; this is a bridge too far.
I wouldn't disagree with you that it wasn't very exciting David! I never said it was (LOL) Merely responding to your comment that you couldn't find an arrangement anywhere on line
(The heading to the arrangement , by the way, does,indicate that it's a piano piece for beginners - - and you certainly ain't that, from all the conversations we have had in the past! )
I haven't tried playing it personally, as I can't get at a tina at the moment, thanks to recuperating from the operation side of things (which don't allow me to bend down to pick things up, and also means that I have a certain degree of discomfort which makes me resistant to the idea of trying anything llike that.) . I have enough fun currently trying not to drop my crutches - or anything else -and life is rather taken up with eating, exercising, resting, walking a bit, and not much else. (Not even my singing
As a result I had to be content with sight reading, which indicated that it was going to be a bit routine and uninteresting, and just one tiny step up above a basic oom pah pah accompaniment . (Dull) . I think if I was having a go at it myself (even with my relatively inexperienced hands ) I'd be inclined to start experimenting using the base line as a springboard.
As to Kautilya's comments that you've slowed it down - really ?? That surprises me. The speed is more or less what I would have expected from my memories of hearing it sung in the past, and from the word contents of the song which are somewhat sombre . It's not really a song for speedy or jaunty delivery - see below"The Last Rose Of Summer"
'Tis the last rose of summer left blooming alone
All her lovely companions are faded and gone
No flower of her kindred, no rosebud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes and give sigh for sigh
I'll not leave thee, thou lone one, to pine on the stem
Since the lovely are sleeping, go sleep thou with them
Thus kindly I scatter thy leaves o'er the bed
Where thy mates of the garden lie scentless and dead
So soon may I follow when friendships decay
And from love's shining circle the gems drop away
When true hearts lie withered and fond ones are flown
Oh who would inhabit this bleak world alone?
This bleak world alone Edit:
When I made the comment above, I hadn't actually listened to the Youtube clip that Kautilya had put up. I have now listened to Mr Rieu's orchestral arrangement, and must admit that I thought that that version dragged rather a lot. (It wasn't really helped by the use of the flageolet. The tune is a rather lush one as normally presented, and that gave it a rather weedy sound ... but then, that 's a personal opinion, I suppose)
Another version of Flotow's arrangement of the piece, sung here by Renee Fleming ... which I must admit I vastly prefer to those by Joan Sutherland and Dame Kiri .... much more fluid. http://www.youtube.c...feature=related
Having listened to all three of these vocal versions I must admit that they are all a tad slower than yours IMHO
(I forgot to say thanks for your rendition which satisfied curiosity)
Edited by Irene S, 01 February 2012 - 07:27 AM.