French violinist and composer. Father of François Rebel. By 1699 he was first violinist of the Académie royale de musique, journeyed to Spain the following year, and was given a place in the 24 Violons du Roy on his return in 1705. He served as court composer, maître de musique at the Académie, and director of the Concert spirituel. Compositions include choreographed "symphonies"; the work entitled Les élémens(1737) contains a depiction of chaos.