List of Compositions Featuring the Viola d'amore

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Viola d'amore Solo

  • Anonymous
43 Pieces for Viola d'amore
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite in G minor, BWV 995 Arranged by Elaine Fine
  • Christian Pezold (1677-1733)
Viola d'amore Suite in A major
Viola d'amore Suite in F major

Viola d'amore and Continuo

  • Attilio Ariosti (1666–1729)
Recueil de Pièces, 15 Sonatas for viola d'amore and basso continuo (1718?)
6 Cantatas and 6 Viola d'Amore Lessons, Contains 6 Sonatas for viola d'amore and basso continuo (1724)
  • Carl Joseph Toeschi (1731-1788)
Viola d'amore Sonata in D major

Viola d'amore and Piano

  • René de Boisdeffre (1838-1906)
Rêverie, Op.55 Arranged for viola d'amore and piano
  • Elaine Fine (b.1959)
Birthday Piece No.1 (Fine, Elaine) for viola d'amore and piano (2009)
Birthday Piece No.2 (Fine, Elaine) for viola d'amore and piano (2010)
Birthday Piece No.3 (Fine, Elaine) for viola d'amore and piano (2011)
Birthday Piece No.4 (Fine, Elaine) for viola d'amore and piano (2012)
Birthday Piece No.5 (Fine, Elaine) for viola d'amore and piano (2013)
Birthday Piece No.6 (Fine, Elaine) for viola d'amore and piano (2014)
Peace for the New Year (2009)
4 Pieces from Doktor Faustus (2010)
  • Xaver Hammer (1741–1817)
Viola da Gamba Sonata No.1 in D major for viola d'amore and piano (1786); original for viola da gamba and basso continuo
  • Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Kleine Sonate, Op.25 No.5 for viola d'amore and piano (1922)
  • Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Chacone Arranged for viola d'amore and piano by Louis van Waefelghem and François-Auguste Gevaert
  • Jean Paul Égide Martini (1741–1816)
Plaisir d'Amour for viola d'amore and piano (1780); transcription by Louis van Waefelghem
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Le Cygne from Le Carnaval des Animaux for viola d'amore and piano (1887); transcription by Louis van Waefelghem
  • Louis van Waefelghem (1840-1908)
Romance for violin/viola d'amore and piano
Soir d'automne for viola d'amore/viol and piano/harp (1903)

Viola d'amore and Orchestra

Viola d'amore Solo and Orchestra

  • Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Viola d'amore Concerto in D major, GWV 314 (viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Viola d'amore Concerto in G major, GWV 726 (viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Viola d'amore Concerto in G minor, GWV 336 (viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Ouverture in A major, GWV 476 (viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Ouverture in A major, GWV 729 (viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Ouverture in D minor, GWV 426 (viola d'amore, strings, bassoon, continuo)
Ouverture in D minor, GWV 427 (viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Ouverture in E major, GWV 438 (viola d'amore, strings, bassoon, continuo)
Ouverture in G major, GWV 458 (viola d'amore, strings, bassoon, continuo)
Ouverture in G major, GWV 459 (viola d'amore, strings, bassoon, continuo)
Ouverture in G major, GWV 460 (viola d'amore, strings, bassoon, continuo)
Ouverture in G major, GWV 461 (viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
  • Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Kammermusik No.6 2 versions; 1927 (original version) and 1929? ("definitive" version)
  • Anton Stamitz (1750-1809)
Viola d'amore Concerto in F major (viola d'amore/violin/viola, strings)
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Viola d'amore Concerto in A minor, RV 397 (viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Viola d'amore Concerto in D major, RV 392 (viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Viola d'amore Concerto in D minor, RV 393 (viola d'amore, strings, continuo)

Viola d'amore + 1 and Orchestra

  • Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Concerto in A major, GWV 339 (viola d'amore, viola, strings, continuo)
Concerto in D major, GWV 317 (viola d'amore, viola, strings, continuo)
Concerto in D minor, GWV 725 (flute, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Ouverture in D major, GWV 419 (oboe d'amore, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
  • Andrzej Marek Hendzel
Koncert Bałtycki (trombone, viola d'amore, strings)
  • Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935)
La mort de Tintagiles, Op.6 (1900) ; (2 violas d'amore, orchestra)
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in D minor, RV 540 (viola d'amore, lute, strings, continuo)

Viola d'amore + 2 and Orchestra

  • Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Concerto in Bb major, GWV 343 (oboe, chalumeau, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Concerto in F major, GWV 327 (flute, chalumeau, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Concerto in G major, GWV 333 (flute d'amore, oboe d'amore, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Ouverture in A major, GWV 477 (flute d'amore, oboe d'amore, viola d'amore, strings, bassoon, continuo)
Ouverture in F major, GWV 450 (flute, chalumeau, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
  • Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto in E major, TWV 53:E1 (flute, oboe d'amore, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)

Viola d'amore + 4 and Orchestra

  • Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Ouverture in F major, GWV 451 (flute, 2 chalumeau, viola d'amore, horn, strings, continuo)

Chamber Music

Chamber Ensemble with Continuo

Continuo + 2

  • Anonymous
Trio Sonata in D major (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
Partia by Mr. Grobe (viola d'amore, bass viol, continuo)
Trio Sonata (violin, viola d'amore, continuo)
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704)
Harmonia artificioso-ariosa (Partita No.7 for 2 violas d'amore, continuo)
  • Wilhelm Ganspeckh (1687-1770)
Suite in A major (2 violas d'amore, continuo or flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
  • Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Trio Sonata in Bb major, GWV 217) (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
Trio Sonata in C major (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
Trio Sonata in D major, GWV 205 (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
Trio Sonata in D minor, GWV 207 (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
Trio Sonata in E minor, GWV 209 (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
Trio Sonata in F major, GWV 210 (chalumeau, viola d'amore, continuo)
  • Johann Peter Guzinger (1683 — 1773)
Partita No.1 in F major (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
Partita No.2 in F major (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
Partita No.3 in F major (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
  • Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729)
Trio Sonata in F major, SeiH 256 (flute, violin/viola d'amore, continuo)
  • Olga Nazaykinskaya (b.1962)
Trio Sonata, Op.3 No.2 (viola d'amore, viola, continuo)
  • Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)
Trio Sonata in C minor, QV 2:Anh.4 (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
Trio Sonata in F major, QV 2:Anh.29 (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
  • Franz Simon Schuchbauer (d.1743)
Trio Sonata in A major (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
Trio Sonata in A major (2 violas d'amore, continuo)
Trio Sonata in C major (2 violas d'amore, continuo)
Trio Sonata in G major (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
  • Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Trio Sonata, TWV 42:D15 (flute, viola d'amore, continuo)

Continuo + 3 or more

  • Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Sinfonia in F major, GWV 577 (viola d'amore, 3 violas, bassoon, cello, continuo
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Chamber Concerto in F major, RV 97 (viola d'amore, 2 oboes, 2 horns, bassoon, continuo)
  • Johann Brentner (1689-1742)
Partita in F major (viola d'amore, 2 oboes, horn, continuo)

Chamber ensemble without piano

2 Instruments

  • Elaine Fine (b.1959)
5 Musings on Melodies from van Eyck (2013) ; for viola d'amore and guitar
New Year's Greeting (2012) ; for viola d'amore and guitar
Sonata d'amore (2008) ; for oboe d'amore and viola d'amore
  • Ludolf Nielsen (1876-1939)
Fresko (1913) ; for viola d'amore and harmonium

3 Instruments

  • Johann Michael Böhm (c.1685-c.1753)
Trio for Viola d'amore, Oboe d'amore and Bassoon
  • Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
Divertimento in E-flat major (viola d'amore, viola, cello)
  • George Hunter (b.1918)
Trio for Recorder, Viola d'amore, and Viola (1947)

4 Instruments

  • Elaine Fine (b.1959)
Quartetto d'amore (2009) ; for flute (or violin), oboe d'amore (or viola d'amore or oboe or viola), violin, cello
  • * Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)
String Quartet No.2 'Intimate Letters' (1928) ; First version features viola d'amore as a substitution for viola.

5 Instruments

  • Elaine Fine (b.1959)
3 Dances for Five Violas d'amore
  • Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition Arranged for 5 violas d'amore by Elaine Fine.

9 Instruments

  • Nicholas Ruaimi (b.1997)
Expresión de amor No.4, Op.71 (2012) ; No.2 for 2 piccolos, 2 flutes, clarinet (E♭), bassoon, violin, viola d'amore, cello

Vocal Music with Viola d'amore

  • Attilio Ariosti (1666–1729)
Pur al fin gentil Viola (soprano, viola d'amore, continuo)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36c
7. Aria: "Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen" (soprano, viola d'amore, continuo)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190
5. Duett: "Jesus soll mein Alles sein" (tenor, bass, unspecified instrument, continuo) ; Works nicely on viola d'amore tuned in D, but more likely written for oboe d'amore.
Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152 (soprano, bass, recorder, oboe, viola d'amore, bass viol, continuo) ; Viola d'amore features in 3 movements.
Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft, BWV 205
5. Aria: "Frische Schatten" (tenor, viola d'amore, bass viol, continuo)
Johannespassion, BWV 245
19. Arioso: "Betrachte, meine Seel!" (Bass, 2 violas d'amore, lute, continuo)
20. Aria: "Erwäge" (Tenor, 2 violas d'amore, continuo)
  • Anders von Düben (1673-1738)
Huru kort och ont är dock vårt liv (soprano, 2 flutes, 2 violas d'amore, 2 violins, 2 violas, continuo)
  • Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Ach Sterbliche bedenkt das Ende, GWV 1157/25
4. Aria: "Mein Leben steht in Gottes Händen" (soprano, oboe, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Erschrocknes Zion sei erfreut, GWV 1128/24
6. Aria "Jesus lag in Todes Banden" (soprano, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Erwacht ihr Heiden, GWV 1111/34
2. Aria "Wo bist du? großer Trost" (bass, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
5. Aria: "Auf Gottes Leitungswegen" (soprano, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
7. Choral: "Du unbergeiflich höchstes Gut" (SATB, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Gott ist's der in euch wirket, GWV 1163/23
5. Aria: "Mehret euch, ihr Glaubenszweige" (soprano, viol d'amore, strings, continuo)
Halleluja Dank und Ehre, GWV 1109/40
5. Chorus "Laß o große Gott" (SATB, 2 oboes, 2 trumpets, 2 timpani, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Herr unser Gott, GWV 1174/17
5. Aria: Gott wolle unsern David schützen" (bass, oboe d'amore, viola d'amore, continuo)
Ich habe Lust abzuscheiden, GWV 1175/26c
5. Aria: "Sprich zu unsrer Fürstin Segen" (bass, flute, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Ihr schlummert, ihr schlafet
Aria: "Ach, was hält uns doch vor Sorge" (soprano, viola d'amore, continuo)
Jesu frommer Menschenherden, GWV 1140/25
3. Aria: "Geht nur fort" (bass, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Kommet herzu lasset uns dem Herrn frohlocken, GWV 1174/38
6. Aria: "Herr, laß dir dies Himmelslob wohlgefallen" (soprano, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Lobet ihr Knechte des Herrn, GWV 1174/18
6. Aria: "Lass, Gott! alles wolgerathen" (soprano, viola d'amore, continuo)
Preise Jerusalem den Herrn, GWV 1174/20
10. Aria: "Die hohe Gnade laß uns" (bass, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Schicket euch in die Zeit, GWV 1151/14
3. Aria: "Mein Auge schauet" (soprano, bass, oboe, viola d'amore, cello, continuo)
So demütiget euch nun, GWV 1125/23
5. Aria: "Jesus, reiner Tugend Siegel" (soprano, oboe, viola d'amore, continuo)
Wer die Wahrheit tut, GWV 1139/38
5. Aria: "Ach, großes Licht" (soprano, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
7. Choral: "Mein Trost, mein Schatz" (SATB, bassoon, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Wir warten eines neuen Himmels, GWV 1167/23
3. Aria: "Bereite dich, mein Geist" (soprano, bassoon/viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
Wir wissen dass unser irdisches Haus, GWV 1175/39b
5. Aria: "Brich nur, schwache Leibeshütte" (soprano, flute/oboe, 2 violas d'amore, strings, continuo)
Wisset ihr nicht dass auf diesen Tag, GWV 1127/26
6. Aria: "Jesus' Tod bringt mir das Leben" (soprano, viola d'amore, strings, continuo)
  • Maria Aurora von Königsmarck (1662-1728)
O großer Gott du aller Welt Gebieter (SB solo, SB, recorder, viola d'amore, continuo)
  • Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935)
L'archet, Op.26 (soprano, viola d'amore, piano, women's chorus)
  • Johann Christoph Pezel (1639-1694)
Des Abends, Morgens und Mittags (ATB, 2 violas d'amore, 2 violas, "basso di viola", continuo)
  • Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Brockes Passion, TWV 5:1
26. Aria: "Ein gläubiges Seele" (soprano, oboe, flute, viola d'amore, continuo)
36. Aria: "Es scheint" (soprano, viola d'amore, continuo)

Operas with Viola d'amore

  • Ferenc Erkel (1810-1891)
Bánk bán (1861) ; Viola d'amore features in Act II.
  • Gustav Charpentier (1860-1956)
Louise (1900) ; Viola d'amore features in Act IV.
  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)
Káťa Kabanová (1920-21) ; Viola d'amore used throughout to represent the title character.
  • Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Le jongleur de Notre-Dame (1901?)
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864)
Les Huguenots (1836) ; Viola d'amore features in Act I.
  • Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949)
Palestrina (1912-15)
  • Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Madama Butterfly (1903-04) ; Viola d'amore features in the Hummingbird Chorus.
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Juditha Triumphans, RV 644 (1716)
8. Aria: "quanto magis genero-sa" (mezzo soprano, viola d'amore, 2 violins)

Orchestral Works with Viola d'amore

  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)
Sinfonietta (1926) ; Viola d'amore featured in the first version.
  • Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Romeo and Juliet (2nd suite)
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Amazonas

Methods and Albums

  • M.J. Goldis
Schule für Viole d'Amour, Op.6, (1916)
Alte Meister für Viole d'Amour, (1917) ; Contains solos and duets for viola d'amore.
  • Louis-Toussaint Milandre
Méthode facile pour la viole d'amour, Op.5, (1782)
  • Henrik Runk (1807-1871)
Viola d'Amore Album, (1866-68) ; Contains works for Viola d'amore and various other instruments (harp, guitar and viola)
  • Paul Shirley
The Study of the Viola d'Amore, (1920)

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