French composer and author of method books. Worked intermittently as an organist between 1737 and about 1780 (he was organist of the Jesuit College, Paris, in 1738) and as a teacher. Traveled to England sometime before 1773. A large proportion of his numerous works are arrangements, ranging from simple harmonizations to complete recastings of preexisting material (often popular tunes); they include songs, works for stage, concertos, instrumental chamber works, harpsichord pieces, and sacred vocal works. The nearly twenty methods (for instruments including the violin, cello, bass, flute, recorder, bassoon, harpsichord, harp, and mandolin) provide invaluable information on performance practice of the 18th century; among the topics treated are contemporary English music, the differences between French and ltalian styles, and the art of accompanying song at the harpsichord. All include numerous musical exercises or complete compositions, of which many are by composers other than Corrette.