Born in Italy in 1682, little is known of this composer born of Jewish parents until 1737. He made an appearance as a cellist in London that year, and may have come there first as an instrument dealer in 1728. He then became popular in London musical circles, becoming the solo cellist at the Drury Lane Theater, before passing away at the age of 101. These sonatas were the only ones that he wrote for flute and continuo, and it is very important that the ornaments and slurs agree between the flute and cello. Sonata n7 is in D major, and the movements are Adagio, Allegro and Allegro. Sonata n8 is in a minor, and the movements are Allegro, Adagio and Minuetto.