A sonata written by John Christian Mantel

Organist at St. Mary's church c.1737 - 1748

John Christian Mantel (or Johann Christian Scheidemantel) was the church organist at St. Mary’s Church, South Benfleet from probably 1737 to 1748, when he moved to Great Yarmouth.  More information about him can be found on another page of this website, using the link below.

John Christian Mantel, the maestro of South Benfleet.

The cover of the sonata features a painting  of St. Mary’s Church porch by Frank Hobden .

A performance of the sonata can be seen on YouTube using the link further down the page.


St. Mary's Church, South Benfleet
Cover for a Sonata by John Christian Mantel
Bernhard Forster
Sonata by John Christian Mantel
Premiered at Landestheater Coburg, 4th April 2021

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