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'''.