1. Opus 88 was published in 1818 by the House of Simrock; 2. The frontispiece was printed in French, the internal text in Italian: Quintour vs. Quintetto; 3. These intitial three wind quintets set out to compete with then-dominant interest in / availability of string (chamber) music; 4. There was no published score, only the five parts; 5. The original ensemble, whose members signed the preface were: J Guillou (flute), G Vogt (oboe), J-J Bouffil (clarinet), L-F Dauprat (horn), and M Henry (bassoon).