A White Rose

Alternate Title

  • “The White Rose”1

Composition Year

  • 1932 or after


  • Piano and high voice


  • 1 min 30 sec

Lyricist and Source

  • John Boyle O’Reilly (1844–1890)
  • In Bohemia. Boston: Pilot Pub. Co., 1886.
  • Henney, Nella Braddy, ed. The Standard Book of British and American Verse. Garden City, NY: Garden City Pub. Co., 1932.


Premiere Performance

  • Unknown

Published Editions


Thematic Incipit


  1. Brown, Rae Linda. The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2020.


  1. While some online sources give the title of O’Reilly’s poem as “The White Rose,” the original collection in which it appeared lists it as “A White Rose.” 

  2. This manuscript lists The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) as Price’s source.