Several years later Barsanti completed his studies in Padova and ventured to London, where he intended to be hired by an orchestra. This is where the composer would spend the majority of his life.
Briefly in 1717 and once again in 1718, Barsanti returned to his native city of Lucca to perform at the Santa Croce Holy Festival (an annual event organised by affluent Luccan statesmen, as a means to uphold the city musical notoriety).
In 1735 Barsanti decided to leave London, the city which had provided him with so much prosperity, and marry a woman of the Scottish aristocracy—the society of whom would eventually aid him in the publication of a modest repertoire. At length he returned to London once again, but this time he performed as a violist. He performed for many years in diverse London theatres. Impoverished and destitute, Barsanti died suddenly in 1770.
- 6 Sonatas for Recorder and Continuo Op. 1
- 6 Sonatas for Flute and Continuo Op. 2
- 10 Concerto Grosso Op. 3
- 6 Antiphons Op. 5
- "A Collection of Old Scot Tunes"
- Sei sonate Op. 2 per flauto traverso, Auser Musici, Carlo Ipata, soloist and director, Agorà AG 157.1 (1998)
- Concerti Grossi, Op. 3 (nos. 1, 4, 6, 7, 10), Auser musici, Carlo Ipata, director, Tactus Records TC.690201 (2003)
- "Francesco Geminiani - Pietro Castrucci - Francesco Barsanti : Italian Musicians In London", Arts Production (1995/2006)
- Richard Griscom & David Lasocki (2003) Routledge Music Bibliographies: The Recorder: A Research and Information Guide, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge ISBN 0-415-93744-2
- Information on Barsanti at Tesori Musicali Toscani
- Free scores by Francesco Barsanti at the International Music Score Library Project