(b Paris, 1674; d Paris, 1763).
Fr. flautist, bassoonist, and instrument maker, best known of Fr. family of ww. instr. makers, composers, and performers active in 17th and 18th cents. Called himself ‘le Romain’ probably because of visit to It. in his youth. By 1708 was bassoonist in Grands Hautbois and flautist in ‘chamber of the king’. Much sought‐after as teacher. The flutes he made are magnificent instrs. Wrote Principes de la flûte traversière (1707, Eng. trans. 1968), L'art de préluder sur la flûte traversière (1719), and Méthode pour la musette (1737). Pubd. 2 books of suites for fl. and bass (1708, 1715).