The Rose In Full Bloom reel

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X: 1
T: The Rose In Full Bloom
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|cBAG F2 F2 | F2 AF EFGd | cBAG F2 c2 | defd cBAB |
cBAG F2 F2 | F2 AF EFGd | cBAG F2 c2 |
defd cBAc || f3 g afef | gece gece |
f3g afef | gece f2 f2 | f3 g afef | gece gece |
fgaf gece |fedc defd | f8 |]

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The Rose In Full Bloom

The Rose in Full Bloom. Source: Old Irish airs by H. Hudson, 1842 v. 1 # 344. The source is a bound handwritten book in the Boston Public Library. Apparently a rare tune; I’ve never found any other reference to it, at least under anything similar to this name. It’s an interesting melody: it strikes me as somehow both naïve and intellectual, with an almost baroque or early classical feel to it, leading me to wonder if the original composer had some classical training. I’ve omitted grace notes before the last note of measure 12. The source score ends with the series of eighth notes in measure 16, which seems very abrupt, though that measure there ends in an end bar. At any rate, I’ve added a final long F to give a sense of closure.

I’ve composed a set of variations for solo flute adapted from this tune; if anyone’s interested, they can find the score and a computer-generated audio file at:

https://musescore.com/user/2488/scores/5705755

or:

https://youtu.be/6lMt0Ro-TKc


or the sound file only at:

https://soundcloud.com/jon-corelis/the-rose-in-full-bloom