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|Work Title||Trio Sonata in D major|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.1 No.4|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Baroque|
|Instrumentation||Recorder, oboe, continuo|
The introduction by Belgian musicologist Ernest Closson, after a few vague general historical remarks that throw no light on the sources for this edition, establishes that following the investigations of a Ghent archivist, V(ictor) van der Haeghen (1854 - 1916), the composer, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, was born in Ghent 14th March 1653 and died "75 years later", a presumed fact he finds puzzling. He evokes the possibility of a mix-up, but does not mention "John" Loeillet, only one Jacques and one Etienne-Joseph, both Belgian and possibly related. Although he evokes the possibility of homonymity he does not realize there were two Jean-Baptistes, one in Ghent, and the other in London, both dying fairly young with different dates than the ones proposed here.