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Toccatina
harpsichord  (2008)  3'

published by Sweet Child Music

  • commissioned by Lyn Ellen Burkett

In Toccatina, I tried to evoke some of the idioms of old harpsichord style, without actually imitating them.  I also tried to write a piece that would sound (and look) flashy without actually being overly difficult. 

The single movement has a number of contrasting sections.  The sections are delineated by different themes, tempos, textures, and timbres, but are unified by a consistent harmonic language throughout the piece.

Toccatina was written for a French double harpsichord with a range of FF-f'''.