The Last Blue Rose composed by Vicki Tucker Courtney. For SSA choir, piano. Concert. Octavo. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-2628H).
One rose as yet remains unborn; it bears no leaf, it holds no thorn; But still its charm surpasses all along my heart's own garden wall... Although the blue rose does not occur in nature, in literature it carries a very special and mysterious significance. It can represent hope, dreams, and impossibility, or it can symbolize hope for a miracle, enchantment, and new possibilities. Most famously, the blue rose represents the impossible and unattainable, as is so beautifully expressed in this scrumptious ode to a love always admired but never attained. Perfect choice for spring concerts, too!