Definition of Toccata

1. Noun. A baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style.




Definition of Toccata

1. n. An old form of piece for the organ or harpsichord, somewhat in the free and brilliant style of the prelude, fantasia, or capriccio.

Definition of Toccata

1. Noun. (music) A piece of music (usually for a keyboard instrument) designed to emphasise the dexterity of the performer. ¹

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Definition of Toccata

1. a musical composition usually for an organ [n -TAS or -TE]

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Literary usage of Toccata

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1. The Homophonic Forms of Musical Composition: An Exhaustive Treatise on the by Percy Goetschius (1898)
"Certain sections of an Etude, toccata, etc., or of a Dance-form (eg, the "Trio"), ... Examples for reference : toccata-species, and Prelude: BACH, ..."

2. The Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review by Richard Mackenzie Bacon (1823)
"A second toccata; composed by Charles Neate. Op. 5. London. '\ Chappell and Co. A toccata, we believe, signifies nothing more than a composition, ..."

3. The Homophonic Forms of Musical Composition: An Exhaustive Treatise on the by Percy Goetschius (1898)
"THE toccata, CAPRICCIO, SCHERZO, ETC. 1 33a. When the motive or figure, ... Certain sections of an Etude, toccata, etc., or of a Dance-form (eg, ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"6ji A toccata OF GALUPPI'S OH Galuppi, Baldassare, this is very sad to find! I can hardly misconceive you; it would prove me deaf and blind; But although I ..."

5. Counterpoint Applied in the Invention, Fugue, Canon and Other Polyphonic by Percy Goetschius (1902)
"The toccata as single movement: The toccata as Invention is exemplified in Bach ... 26, might be called a toccata. It is left to the student to inspect such ..."

6. Counterpoint Applied in the Invention, Fugue, Canon and Other Polyphonic by Percy Goetschius (1902)
"The toccata as single movement: The toccata as Invention is exemplified in Bach, Well-temp. Clavichord, Vol. I, Prelude 22 (already cited); Vol. ..."

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