Girolamo Frescobaldi, composer
Girolamo Frescobaldi was the preeminent organist of the first half of the
He was the organist at St. Peter’s in Rome from 1608 until his death in 1648,
except between 1628 and 1633 when he was court organist in Florence.
Toccata, originally written for organ, was essentially a solo piece
that was improvised.
The name "toccata" indicates that it was a "touch piece" characterized by
rhapsodic sections with sustained chords, scale passages, and broken
Toccata consists of three sections with tempos of slow, fast, and slow.
The work closes with a fast coda.
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