Bressan, Peter

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Bressan, Peter Gender: M
Pierre Jaillard
born on 27 May 1663 (greg.) at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Bourg en Bresse, France, 46n12, 5e13
Timezone LMT m5e13 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 05°32' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 00°12 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 09°28'


French woodwind maker, one of the most important baroque recorder makers.

He moved to England in 1688, and is first mentioned as Brazong or Bresong in English archives in 1691 as one of the 'hautboys' who accompanied William III to Holland. He became a leading London maker of flutes, recorders and oboes.

Bressan published violin sonatas by Castrucci (1718) and violin or flute sonatas by Barsanti (1724). He died on 21 April 1731, Tournai, Belgium.



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites parish register quoted in "Pierre Jaillard, Peter Bressan" by Maurice Byrne, The Galpin Society Journal, vol. 36 (March 1983), p. 2: "The instrument maker we know as Peter Bressan was born at one o'clock in the morning on 27th May 1663, and he was baptized Pierre Jaillard at Notre Dame, parish church of Bourg-en-Bresse, later that same day."


  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Violin and flute sonatas)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Crafts (Woodwind maker)