noun, plural toc·ca·tas, toc·ca·te [tuh-kah-tee; Italian tawk-kah-te] /təˈkɑ ti; Italian tɔkˈkɑ tɛ/. Music.
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Toccata—a brilliant composition for piano or organ, usually characterized by much rapid staccato playing.Music Notation and Terminology|Karl W. Gehrkens
The toccata contains three movements—allegro moderato, allegro, adagio.Bach|Charles Francis Abdy Williams
But in Bach's hands the toccata becomes one of the noblest and most plastic of forms.
I wish you would send me Handel's six fugues and the toccata and fugues by Eberlin.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
I have no doubt that the Toccata by Chaminade, which I do not know, is written on similar lines.Piano Playing|Josef Hofmann