The Queen's Farewell (score & parts) - 3BSN
Composer: Tollett, Thomas
Publisher: Chris Weait
The Queen's Farewell
for bassoon trio
by Thomas Tollett (ca. 1630-1695) - Irish composer
Edited by Christopher Weait (b. 1939)- American composer, bassoonist, and pedagogue. This work was one of two "Farewells at the Funeral of the late Queen" (Queen Mary II 1662-1694) and was found in James Paisable's oboe tutor, the "Sprightly Companion" published in London in 1695. The other Farewell for four double reeds is by Paisable (available as CW6604C). His tutor may well be the first for the then newly-emerging oboe. The version for three bassoons is transposed to a minor from the original c minor. The piece typifies occasional music for wind instruments for solemn occasions.
Also available as a flexible double reed trio: 6602A.