Thomas Tollett was born in Dublin Ireland in the early
1600;s. he was one of three brothers (John & Charles)
who were members of the Dublin city music from 1678 to
1688. In 1689, he came to London and lived as a
composer. 1n 1695 he received an appointment to the
royal court (King's Musick) but without fee.
In the time of Henry Purcell, odes were composed by the
Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal. Thomas
Tollett was a court musician at the Chapel Royal during
the reign of Queen Mary and was called upon to produce
a funeral march for the procession at her death. His
manuscript remains at the Bodleian Library.
Although originally written for period brass ensemble,
I created this arrangement for Woodwind Trio (Fllute,
Oboe & Bassoon).