Cançons de carrer - 1926
Dotze cançons del Llibre de la
Pàtria - 1936
La cançó dels catalans - 1930
La Marieta de l'ullviu - 1926
Missa de rèquiem - 1899
Bruniselda - 1906
Dansa del gnoms - 1893
Don Joan de Serrallonga 1907
El castell dels tres dragons -
El comte Arnau - 1905
El Ferrer de Tall
Jesús de Nazareth - 1894
L'alegria que passa - 1898
La Santa Espina - 1907
La viola d'or
La nit de l'amor 1901
Les monges de Sant Aiman
Nit de Nadal
Concert per a violoncel i
Minuet per a quartet de corda
Sonata per a violí i piano
La fada - 1897
Empòrium - 1906
Titaina - 1912
Tassarba - 1916
Introducció a l'Atlántida -1893
El poema de la Nit i el Dia i de la
Terra i de l'Amor - 1920
Baixant de la font
del gat - 1926
La nostra Roser - 1941
La sardana de la Pàtria - 1921
La sardana de les monges - 1919
Les fulles seques - 1909
Les neus que es fonen
Mar lliure - 1935
in Barcelona the
childhood, he went with his fathers to Buenos Aires -
Argentina -. The father, a musician, helped him in his first musical
studies in that city and later - 1875 - in Córdoba also in
Argentina. Before his return to Barcelona, the young Morera was
commissioned by the Argentinean government to write some compositions as "Himno a la patria"
The year 1883 he comes back to Barcelona where he immediately know the
most important musicians of Catalonia at that time as
Isaac Albéniz and
followed his musical studies with the masters Vidiella (piano) and
Pedrell (composition). Compositions as "Introducció a
l'Atlàntida" - 1893 - where wrote in that period.
Lately, he lived for two years in Brussels where he perfection his musical
knowledge's with Paul Gilson and Philippe Févez,
and later he went again to Argentina. Finally he returned
definitely to Barcelona in the year 1890 starting a very active musical
activity, being in a short period of time one of the most representative
musicians of the Catalan musical Modernisme (Art
Nouveau). An example of the music he wrote in that period is the opera "La
fada" (The fairy) showed for the first time during the "Quarta Festa Modernista"
(The forth Modernist - Art Nouveau - Festival) organized by Rusiñol
in Sitges in the year 1987 specially devoted to the music.
Before, in 1895, he founded the choral "Catalunya Nova".
The activity and vitality of Morera is exceptional, he wrote more of 800
compositions: concerts, chorals, scenic music, symphonic works, operas,
sardanes (national Catalan dances), etc., some of which are mentioned in Works.
Morera is a brilliant example of musical Catalan nationalism. Some of his works
are today part of the national Catalan most appreciated compositions as La santa
espina, L'Empordà, Les fulles seques, La sardana de les monges, etc.
Morera was also the author of some books on musical theory as
"Tractat pràctic d'harmonia" (Practical treaty on harmony). He
also wrote a book on memories "Moments viscuts" published in the
Morera died in Barcelona the 12 March of the year 1942.
The picture on the left is
painted by Santiago Rusiñol representing Enric Morera conducting the Choral "Catalunya Nova".