Mr. Moulton seemed interested about the reading, and I read him the 'toccata' after dinner, and other poems.
But the music was not all to the tune of “A toccata of Galuppi's.”
The compass of the pedals in this toccata shows that it must have been written for the organ in the Lutheran Church at Cthen.
I wish you would send me Handel's six fugues and the toccata and fugues by Eberlin.
The toccata of Galuppi left behind as its relics the melancholy of mundane pleasure and a sense of its transitory existence.
In the Bachgesellschaft edition the toccata is called fantasia.
The toccata contains three movements—allegro moderato, allegro, adagio.
I have no doubt that the toccata by Chaminade, which I do not know, is written on similar lines.
The toccata is in two movements—allegro moderato and adagio.
toccata—a brilliant composition for piano or organ, usually characterized by much rapid staccato playing.
1724, from Italian toccata, from toccare "to touch." A composition for keyboard instrument, intended to exhibit the touch and technique of the performer, and having the air of an improvisation.