Grade 2 – Last Rose of Summer Piano Sheet Music

    One of the most famous Irish melodies is “The Last Rose of Summer.” It is told that Michael William Balfe wrote this song when he was a 21-year old law student. He had been asked to write a musical piece as an exercise for his training as a musician. This popular song’s melody has become part of the Irish traditional music repertoire and is known throughout the world.

“The Last Rose of Summer,” Grade 2 piano sheet music, arrangement by David Carr Glover for beginning pianists, PDF format download.


Please note: this Grade 2 – Last Rose of Summer Piano Sheet Music has been produced so that it may be accessible to all individuals and not just those with a trained ear.

The staff and notes have been simplified. However, this simplification does not affect the essence of the music: it is still as beautiful as ever!  

            Timing has been added to help you achieve a perfect performance. This Grade 2 – Last Rose of Summer Piano Sheet Music may be used to practice and perform.

            In Grade 2 piano sheet music, you will learn the following: C position major scale notes, Bb key signature notes, staccato flourishes, simple melodies in left hand chords, two octave descent from top G down to bottom E with notes on the way up.

            This Grade 2 – Last Rose of Summer Piano Sheet Music may be used to practice Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3 piano lessons.

            The Grade 1 piano sheet music is available on our website, and it’s also included within the Grade 1 Free 65-Page Pianoscope Sheet Music Book which you can download free of cost.

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