Program Notes Catalogue

Miss Mussel writes programme notes for orchestral and chamber music concerts in England and would be happy to create an original set of notes for your next concert. Her preferred method is to write an essay that links the whole program together and discusses overarching themes rather than writing three or four independent notes. Of course, if your organization has a format in place already, she is happy to accommodate that.

If you’ve got an emergency and need ready-made notes, please drop Miss Mussel a line and she’ll see what she can do.

Here’s a list of what’s already in the catalogue.

Andriessen, Louis
9 Symphonies of Beethoven

Bach, JS
Sinfonias and Inventions: BWV 791, 792, 793, 796, 797
WTC BWV 885, 892

Bartok, Bela
Op 114 Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste

Beethoven, Ludwig Van
Piano Sonatas: Op 2 No. 1 | No. 2 |No. 3 |Op 7 | Op 10 No. 1 | No. 2 | No.3 | Op 27 No 1 | No. 2 ‘Moonlight’ | Op 54 | Op 57 ‘Appassionata’ | Op 81 ‘Les Adieux’ | Op 109 | 110 | 111
Symphonies: No.1 Op 26;
Concerti: Triple Concerto Op 56 | Piano Concerto No. 4
String Quartets: Op 59 No.2 ‘Razumovsky’ | Op 95 ‘Quartetto serioso’

Berg, Alban

Op 1 Piano Sonata;

Brahms, Johannes
Piano: Op 116
Chamber: Op 8 Piano Trio [original score]
Voice: Wo bist du, meine Konigen? Op 32 No.9 | Lerchengesang Op 70 No.2;
Orchestra: Wo0 1 Hungarian Dances Nos 1, 3 and 10

Britten, Benjamin

Op 20 Sinfonia da Requiem; Phantasy for Oboe & Strings

Chabrier, Emmanuel
Feuille d’Album

Chopin, Frederick

Concerto: Op 21 F minor
Impromptu: Op 36
Mazurka: Op 24 no.2 | Op 50 Nos 1&3
Nocturne: Op 62
Polonaise: Op 44
Waltz: Op 64

Debussy, Claude
Piano: Nocturnes |Cathédral engloutie | Ondine | General Lavine | La plus que lente

Hadyn, Joseph
String Quartet: Op 54 No.2
Symphonies: 13 | 26 ‘Lamentione’

Holst, Gustav

Op 32 ‘The Planets’

Ibert, Jacques
Flute Concerto

Ireland, John
Op 3 Piano Trio

Jacob, Arnold

Quartet for Oboe and Strings

Ligeti, Gyorgy
Romanian Concerto

Liszt, Franz
Valse Oubliée | Mephisto Waltz No.1

Mayer, John
Mandala ki Raga Sandeet [Flute Concerto]

Mendelssohn, Felix

Valses Sérieuses Op 54 | Piano Trio No.2 Op 66

Messiaen, Olivier
Offrandes Oubliées | Turangalila Symphonie

Mozart, W.A

Chamber: K370 Oboe Quartet | SQ Eb+ K428 | Piano Trio C major K548 | K570 Adagio for cor anglais & strings;
Symphonies: K551 ‘Jupiter’


Arias and Dances from Dardanus


Piano Concerto No. 1 Op 45

Ravel, Maurice

Daphnis & Chloe (complete)

Rebel, Jean Fehry
Le Cahos

Saint-Saens, Camille
Op 110 Valse Nonchalante

Scarlatti, Domenico
S481, 492

Schubert, Franz

Sonatas: D840 ‘Relique’; D959
Impromptu: D935 1-4
Chamber: Piano Trio B flat major Op 99
Symphonies: No. 4 B flat major D485

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Op 60 Symphony No. 7 ‘Leningrad’

Stravinsky, Igor
Pulcinella Suite

Weber, Carl Maria von
Op 65 Invitation to the Dance

Webern, Anton

Five Movements for SQ Op 5 | Piano Variations Op 27


  1. Euan Currer

    Would it be possible if could i have some programme notes on bachs prelude and fugue in g minor WTC BWV 885
    would be very much appreciated as i have a concert in a few weeks and am finding it extremely difficult to find notes on it.

    Kindest regards
    Euan Currer

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