Arioso in Red [official lyric video] – Dave Mohan

Indie folk


Arioso in Red [official lyric video] – Dave Mohan, released on July 27, 2022.

Seldom does a day go by but I return, at some stage, to Bach. I recall the magic of first hearing the D minor Chaconne, the glorious opening mvt of Cantata 140, the slow mvt of the double violin concerto… the opening Arioso of Cantata BWV 156, to which I owe the inspiration for this particular little offering. I’ve never subscribed to the notion that Bach’s music is more cerebral, less emotionally charged than the music of later generations. Despite its transformation into a contemporary love song I’ll be delighted if something of the romance and warmth of Bach’s original shines through here. The final section of the song resorts to a simple vocalise elaboration of the Arioso melody. A heartfelt tribute to the composer who, more than any other, set me on a musical journey (from classical roots to folk, rock, jazz, fusion… and back) that still, so many years later, feels like it’s only just begun. A very special vote of thanks to the many others who’ve contributed to this recording, including: Carolina de la Muela (vocals); Nicholas Ojeda (Dble Bass). Strings – Nightsongs Studio Strings. And not least, to Simon Gibson down at Abbey Road Studios for his customary prowess in the final mastering.

― Dave Mohan


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