Meaning Toccata
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A fantasia-like composition for a keyboard instrument that displayed virtuosity in the art of "touching" the keyboard. In the Baroque era the toccata often served as an introduction to a fug [..]
Source: dictionary.onmusic.org

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Literally “touch piece,” a virtuoso composition for keyboard or plucked-string instrument featuring sections of brilliant passage work.
Source: stocktonsymphony.org

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A toccata is an instrumental piece, often designed to display the technical proficiency of a performer and found particularly in keyboard music from the 15th century onwards. There are notable example [..]
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1724, from Italian toccata, from toccare "to touch," from Vulgar Latin *toccare (see touch (v.)). "A composition for a keyboard instrument, intended to exhibit the touch and technique o [..]
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(Latin meaning "touch") - a virtuoso piece composed to display the technical skill of the player, usually with full chords, arpeggios and running passages, in a free fantasy style.
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a virtuoso composition, generally for organ or harpsichord, in a free and rhapsodic style. In the Baroque period, it often was the introduction to a fugue.
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A virtuoso work characterized by brilliant passagework, and often perpetual motion.
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A keyboard piece. It is often designed to display the technical proficiency of the performer. Best examples are those of JS Bach. It may contain a series of movements.
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A piece for keyboard, usually technically demanding, intended as a display for virtuosity.
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a piece for keyboard intended to display virtuosity. trio sonata:
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a virtuoso piece for keyboard (usually organ or harpsichord) employing dazzling passage work and dramatic chords in an idiomatic setting for the instrument.
Source: jan.ucc.nau.edu

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An improvisatory style of keyboard music especially popular during the Baroque.
Source: musicappreciation.com

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A toccata is a keyboard piece intended to show off the player’s skill.
Source: r-e-m.co.uk

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A piece of music typically for a keyboard or plucked string instrument featuring fast-moving, lightly fingered, or otherwise virtuosic passages or sections, with or without imitative or fugal interlud [..]
Source: onbaroque.com

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(n) a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style
Source: beedictionary.com

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