Last Rose of Summer, The (violin viola duo)
Title: The Last Rose of Summer
Composer: traditional Irish, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Viola
Printout: 2 pages
Note: The Last Rose of Summer stands out even among Irish ballads for its lyric beauty and simple elegance. It is popular at weddings and funerals alike, and makes an excellent interlude for services of all types. In this setting, both violin and viola play the melody while accompanied by counter-themes played by the other.