A London Sketchbook

Online Access


The concert will be available at 7.30pm on Thursday 20 August, and for 30 days following.

We open our summer online festival with a journey through the heart of musical London, including pieces performed in and around the church in the 17th and 18th centuries. Featuring well-known movements from Purcell’s Abdelazer and Handel’s Water Music, alongside part of Mozart’s London Sketchbook composed during his childhood London residency together with music by Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an extraordinary composer, violinist and conductor born in 1745 in Guadeloupe.

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To help to get the most out of the performance, we are also delighted to offer a complimentary programme for the concert, with more details of the performers and works included. Download the full programme here.


Mozart, arr. Rondeau – Kontratanz (The London Sketchbook)

Purcell – Rondeau from Abdelazer
Purcell – Chaconne in G minor

Handel – Suite in F from Water Music
Overture – Air – Bourrée – Hornpipe

Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de Saint-Georges – Allegro assai from Quartet No 6 in D

Handel – Suite in G from Water Music
Minuet – Rigaudon & Trio – Minuet – Gigue

Mozart – Divertimento in D


Zeb Soanes Presenter
St Martin’s Strings


Our thanks to supporters of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Trust, who have funded the St Martin’s Summer Online Festival.

As the impact of COVID-19 takes hold, we need people like you to keep supporting us and helping the musicians we work with. Each concert in our festival costs around £2,000 to produce. To help us keep playing on, please consider making a donation today.

Please note that this concert is pre-recorded in the church with no audience present, and has been edited together before broadcast. The performers and technical crew carefully adhere to all current government regulation on social distancing.


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