Rose Red written and performed by Jacqueline Pollauf
Rose Red is based on a haunting melody from the Elizabethan era. The melody is frequently sung as a round, which is echoed in this piece by the melody layering upon itself intricately. There are various lyrics that have been paired with the melody over the centuries. I chose to name the piece after the lyrics I know best:
Rose, rose, rose red,
Shall I ever see thee wed?
I will marry at thy will sire,
At thy will.