‘Joy, joy doth so arise’ for Brass Trio


First published in 1593, this is the second song of the collection ‘Canzonets, or Little Short Songs to Three Voyces‘ by Thomas Morley (c. 1557 – 1602). Initially containing 20 songs, it was later revised in 1606 to add another 4 songs to the collection. It is a light, whimsical secular madrigal typical of the Renaissance, with Morley being considered by some to be the ‘Father of the English Madrigal’. Originally scored for SSB voices, it has been arranged here by Ben Williams-Stacey for brass trio.

Instrumentation:

Trumpet 1

Trumpet 2

Trombone – parts also included for Horn in F and Bass Trumpet (Bb treble)