Gentili was the “first violinist” in the ducal chapel of St Mark’s, a posture which he held from 1689 until 1731. He created six compilations of published instrumental music quite equivalent in framework and form to people of his modern Albinoni. The violin way for his functions demanded greater service and dexterity than those of Albinoni however the music itself can only just be referred to as sufficient. Attention is named to Gentili’s usage of the soli and tutti areas for the adagio actions in the trio sonatas. It could suggest dual instrumentation.