Composition

Here are two pieces from my Organbook; the first is the Toccata (Hommage á Muffat) in C major and the other is the Toccata.  Interestingly, these are the only two pieces in the Organbook to share the title “Toccata.”  The first is modeled on the ancient Toccatas of Muffat or really any of the early masters in the 17th century.  It’s sectional, contains moments of counterpoint, flourishes at the keyboard, and an excited triple meter ending.  The second Toccata, on the other hand, is more in the French Romantic vein, though for manuals.  Really, the piece almost feels like an introduction and that there is pedal melody about to join the toccata in the hands.  Enjoy the two pieces back to back!

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