Definition of Toccatas

1. Noun. (plural of toccata) ¹



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Definition of Toccatas

1. toccata [n] - See also: toccata

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Literary usage of Toccatas

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1. Johann Sebastian Bach: The Organist and His Works for the Organ by André Pirro (1902)
"... AND FUGUES OF JS BACH toccatas FANTASIAS THE PASSACAGLIA—THE SONATAS THE organ compositions of JS Bach (especially such of them as are free in style, ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"His toccatas for Harpsichord are in many cases a chain of short movements ... Bach's organ toccatas are very grand, one of the finest being that in F (B.-G. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1889)
"The toccatas to his Fugues for Clavecin are in some cases a chain of short ... The fourth of those in the Peters volume of 'toccatas and Fugues' is the only ..."

4. A History of the Pianoforte and Pianoforte Players by Oskar Bie, Ernest Edward Kellett, Edward Woodall Naylor (1899)
"The clavier- toccatas of Bach are free pieces of that wonderful many-sidedness of ... But when we sit down to the toccatas, we dispose our arms and hands, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1890)
"The toccatas to his Fugues for Clavecin are in some cases a chain of short ... The fourth of those in the Peters volume of 'toccatas and Fugues' is the only ..."

6. The Story of Organ Music by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1905)
"Spitta (Bach, vol. ip 323) shows that his toccatas contributed to the formation of the ... The style of his toccatas is founded on that of the Gabrielis, ..."

7. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"Aria with 30 Variations ("Goldberger Variations"); The Well Tempered Clavier, vol. I.; The Well Tempered Clavier, vol. II.; 3 toccatas, Fugue in A minor, ..."

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