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The Last Rose of Summer (1960)


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The Last Rose of Summer

’Tis the last rose of summer left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions are faded and gone;
No flow’r of her kindred, no rosebud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes, or give sigh for sigh.
So soon may I follow, when friendships decay,
And from love’s shining circle the gems drop away!
When true hearts lie wither’d, and fond ones are flown,
Oh! who would inhabit this bleak world alone?

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Composer

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

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