Jean Baptiste Senaille

po_senaille-jean-baptiste2Jean Baptiste Senaillé (November 23, 1687 – October 15, 1730) was a French born Baroque composer and violin virtuoso.

Senaillé studied under Jean-Baptiste Anet, Giovanni Antonio Piani and in Italy under Tomaso Antonio Vitali and imported Italian musical techniques and pieces into the French court. He wrote around 50 violin sonatas. He is most well known for a fast 2/4 movement from one of these sonatas, Allegro Spiritoso, which has had versions published transcribed for a wide variety of instruments, from violoncello to bassoon to euphonium.