Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Formed 1959
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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1959
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Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF) is an English chamber orchestra, based in London.

John Churchill, then Master of Music at the London church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and Neville Marriner (later Sir Neville) founded the orchestra as "The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields", a small, conductorless string group. The ASMF gave its first concert on 13 November 1959, in the church after which it was named. In 1988, the orchestra dropped the hyphens from its full name.

The initial performances as a string orchestra at St Martin-in-the-Fields played a key role in the revival of baroque performances in England. The orchestra has since expanded to include winds. It remains flexible in size, changing its make-up to suit its repertoire, which ranges from the Baroque to contemporary works.

Neville Marriner continued to perform obbligatos and concertino solos with the orchestra until 1969, and led the orchestra on recordings until the autumn of 1970, when he switched to conducting from the podium from directing the orchestra from the leader's desk. Marriner held the title of Life President until his death in 2016. On recordings, besides Marriner, Iona Brown and Kenneth Sillito have led the orchestra, among others.

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Sospiri for Strings, Harp and Organ
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Sospiri for Strings, Harp and Organ
Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048 (1st mvt)
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Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048 (1st mvt)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Agnus Dei - Coronation Mass
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Agnus Dei - Coronation Mass
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The Yeomen Of The Guard: Overture
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The Yeomen Of The Guard: Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wir wandelten durch Feuersgluten (Die Zauberflote) (feat. Kiri Te Kanawa & Francisco Araiza)
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Wir wandelten durch Feuersgluten (Die Zauberflote) (feat. Kiri Te Kanawa & Francisco Araiza)
Franz von Suppé
Tantalusqualen (Overture)
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Tantalusqualen (Overture)
George Butterworth
The Banks of Green Willow
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The Banks of Green Willow
Gabriel Fauré
Offertorium (Requiem, Op 48)
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Offertorium (Requiem, Op 48)
Robert Schumann
Violin Concerto in D minor (2nd mvt - with a coda by Benjamin Britten)
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Violin Concerto in D minor (2nd mvt - with a coda by Benjamin Britten)
Felix Mendelssohn
Konzertstück No 1, Op 113
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Konzertstück No 1, Op 113
Franz Schubert
Serenade
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Serenade
Georg Philipp Telemann
Trumpet Concerto in D for trumpet, 2 oboes, strings and continuo: I. Allegro
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Trumpet Concerto in D for trumpet, 2 oboes, strings and continuo: I. Allegro
Edward Elgar
Sospiri
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Sospiri
Michael Tippett
Divertimento on 'Sellinger's Round'
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Divertimento on 'Sellinger's Round'
Gioachino Rossini
William Tell Overture (conclusion)
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William Tell Overture (conclusion)
Edward Elgar
The Wand of Youth Suite No 1 (Sun Dance)
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The Wand of Youth Suite No 1 (Sun Dance)
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Hallelujah
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Hallelujah
Arthur Sullivan
The Mikado (Overture)
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The Mikado (Overture)
Debbie Wiseman
The Selfish Giant
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The Selfish Giant
Debbie Wiseman
The Nightingale and the Rose
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The Nightingale and the Rose
Frank Bridge
Summer, tone poem for orchestra
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Summer, tone poem for orchestra
Heitor Villa‐Lobos
Bachiana Brasileira No 5
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Bachiana Brasileira No 5
Arthur Sullivan
Iolanthe (Overture)
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Iolanthe (Overture)
Richard Rodgers
My Funny Valentine arr Stevens 'in memoriam Chet Baker'
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My Funny Valentine arr Stevens 'in memoriam Chet Baker'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo in C major, K 373
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Rondo in C major, K 373
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043 (2nd mvt)
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Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043 (2nd mvt)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Musikalisches Opfer (Musical Offering), BWV 1079
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Musikalisches Opfer (Musical Offering), BWV 1079
Gioachino Rossini
Largo al Factotum (The Barber of Seville)
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Largo al Factotum (The Barber of Seville)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker Suite (Waltz of the Flowers)
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The Nutcracker Suite (Waltz of the Flowers)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 25 In G Minor
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Symphony No. 25 In G Minor
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Adolphe Adam
Giselle: Act II: Variation de Giselle; Finale
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Giselle: Act II: Variation de Giselle; Finale
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade in G major, K 525, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' (4th mvt)
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Serenade in G major, K 525, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' (4th mvt)
Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 25 (3rd and 4th mvts)
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Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 25 (3rd and 4th mvts)
Gabriel Fauré
Fantaisie, Op 79
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Fantaisie, Op 79
Johann Sebastian Bach
Keyboard Concerto No 7 in G minor, BWV 1058 (3rd mvt)
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Keyboard Concerto No 7 in G minor, BWV 1058 (3rd mvt)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
String Sonata No.2 In A Major
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String Sonata No.2 In A Major
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Holberg Suite Op 40
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Holberg Suite Op 40
Michael Tippett
Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli for string orchestra
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Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli for string orchestra
Thomas Arne
Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in G minor
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Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in G minor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Horn Concerto No 4
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Horn Concerto No 4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Duet from The Magic Flute ('Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen')
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Duet from The Magic Flute ('Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen')
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Romance
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Romance
Albert Lortzing
Zar und Zimmermann (Overture)
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Zar und Zimmermann (Overture)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio in E major, K. 261 for violin and orchestra
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Adagio in E major, K. 261 for violin and orchestra
Max Bruch
Scottish fantasy Op.46 for violin and orchestra; III. Andante sostenuto
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Scottish fantasy Op.46 for violin and orchestra; III. Andante sostenuto
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical' (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical' (4th mvt)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 40: Joshua Bell & the Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-12T11:54:16
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12
Aug
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 40: Joshua Bell & the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Proms 2018: Prom 40: Joshua Bell & the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2016: PCM 4
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Cadogan Hall, London
2016-08-08T11:54:16
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8
Aug
2016
Proms 2016: PCM 4

Proms 2016: PCM 4

Cadogan Hall, London
Proms 2014: Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-08-10T11:54:16
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10
Aug
2014
Proms 2014: Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton

Proms 2014: Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch & Walton

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2003: Prom 32
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Royal Albert Hall
2003-08-11T11:54:16
11
Aug
2003

Proms 2003: Prom 32

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1994: Prom 37
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-15T11:54:16
15
Aug
1994

Proms 1994: Prom 37

Royal Albert Hall

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