Notes Upon Notes

Notes upon Notes was set up by the writer/editor Joanna Wyld, who is experienced in writing high-quality, thoroughly-researched notes on all genres of music.

Joanna Wyld has written several hundred notes covering the spectrum of musical styles and repertoires, including: classical, pop, nostalgia, folk and music for children.  Recent commissions include:

Joanna Wyld's versatility ensures that each note is tailored specifically to the music's target audience.  Her ability to write quickly to order means that every note is delivered promptly, even when commissioned at short notice.

Artists for whom Joanna Wyld has written include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Hallé, the LSO, RLPO, RPO; the Nash Ensemble; Barbara Bonney, Julia Fischer, Dame Felicity Lott, Viktoria Mullova, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Pascal Rogé; Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Harry Enfield; Shirley Bassey, Blue and Bobby McFerrin.

Joanna has also conducted interviews with percussionist Evelyn Glennie, violinists Viktoria Mullova and Lisa Batiashvili, the conductor/composer Stephen Barlow, and the author Michael Morpurgo (Children's Laureate 2003–5), who described her work as "wonderful."

Sample notes

John Cage Night—Apartment House, QEH


LSO / Kristjan Järvi—Grieg: Peer Gynt




Brahms—String Sextet No. 1 in Bb, Op. 18
Schoenberg—Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4


Departures—song recital


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall—brochures

2011:  [link]

2012:  [link]

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the South Bank Centre—brochure


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