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Definition of the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

 
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a small British orchestra, formed in 1959 by Neville Marriner. At first, it played only baroque music, and all its concerts took place in the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, London. It then became one of London's most famous small orchestras, playing a wide variety of music.