Biography of Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (1680-1730)

Baptized in Gent, Belgium
Played oboe, flute and harp
Lives in Paris, where a few of his works are published
Lived in London, this is how he became called John of London
First flute at Haymarket Theatre
Made the flute popular in England.
Made a fortune of about 16.000 pounds mainly by teaching.
Wrote many sonatas for flute and was the first to compose soli for it.
Dies in London

Sheet music for flute:

Drei Sonaten
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(recorder (violin), piano)
Edition Peters, Nr. 9669
Rating: easy
  1. Sonate C-Dur: Poco largo - Allegro - Grave - Allegro
  2. Sonate F-Dur: Largo - Allemande - Gavotte - Sarabande - Siciliana - Giga
  3. Sonate a-moll: Vivace - Allegro - Largo - Allegro
Sonata (e-moll)
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(2 flutes, piano basso continuo)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Largo
The continuo part is highly romantic set and thus hard to endure.
Sonate (C-Dur)
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(flute, piano basso continuo)
Schott Verlag, ED-3942
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Adagio (in 8)
  2. Vivace
  3. Adagio
  4. Gigue
Edited by Louis Moyse. My version has an error, the fourth mouvement is included twice.
Sonate (C-Dur)
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(recorder (flute), cello (viola da gamba), harpsichord (piano))
Rating: easy
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Affettuoso
  4. Allegro

Literature von/über Jean-Baptiste Loeillet

Last edit 02.03.2012