THE HOME OF SPECIALIST MUSICLtd Editions | Signed CD's | Special Offers | Vinyl | BoxSets

Music For Viola Da Braccio & Harpsichord

Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
Release Date:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
Music For Viola Da Braccio & Harpsichord
Music For Viola Da Braccio & Harpsichord


With The Melancholic Bach, Emilio Moreno delves pensively and wistfully into the realms of the music that Bach might have written for the viola. This new Glossa album is in fact, by turns, a reflective but also an uplifting treat from beginning to end. Moreno, of course, is a violinist as well as a violist: with the former he has been directing his ensembles La Real Cámara and El Concierto Español, whilst with the latter instrument for many years he has been leading the violas of Orchestra of the 18th Century. Knowing the Johann Sebastian Bach of concertos, sonatas, partitas and of many other pieces Moreno has yearned for there to be parallel repertory from the great master playable on the viola and it is recorded that Bach himself excelled on the viola and was fully aware of its soloistic potential as well as its gently melancholic timbre (so suitable for those crucial Bachian inner harmonies). Aside from established obbligato viola pieces Bach's copious oeuvre did not bear much fruit, so with harpsichordist Aarón Zapico (who has previously accompanied Moreno on Boccherini and Castro albums), Moreno set about creating a representative demonstration of pieces which he could play on a 1751 Sympertus Niggel viola da braccio. For The Melancholic Bach Moreno adapted movements from a range of Bach's trio sonatas, cantatas and organ chorales, with the viola taking the melody line and the harpsichord the other two parts.


  1. Name
  2. Trio Super: Herr Jesu Christ, Dich Zu Uns Wend BWV 665a
  3. Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier BWV 731
  4. Trio BWV 583
  5. O Mensch, Bewein Dein Suunde Gross BWV 622
  6. Komm, Gott Schopfer, Heiliger Geist BWV 631a
  7. Adagio-Vivace (After BWV 76)
  8. Andante (After BWV 582/2)
  9. Allegro (After BWV586)
  10. Allmanda 2a For Solo Harpsichord (From BWV 965)
  11. Allegro (After BWV 664)
  12. Adagio-Vivace (After BWV 614)
  13. Allegro (After BWV 676)
  14. Tres Vivement For Solo Viola (From BWV 572)
  15. Exercitium For Solo Viola (From BWV 598)
  16. Helft Mir Gotts Gute Preisen BWV 613
  17. Ich Ruf Zu Dir BWV 639
  18. Wenn Wir In Höchsten Noten Sein BWV 641
  19. Wer Nur Den Lieben Gott Lasst Walten BWV 691
In stock

Fast delivery & returns worldwide

In stock