Toccata Brillante by Dennis Alexander
This Dennis Alexander classic is a favorite in my piano studio. Commissioned in 1990, this showstopper still continues to entertain students, audiences, and festival judges! Alfred's product description has this to say about Toccata Brillante:
"A toccata is a "touch" piece, and this intermediate level solo offers good contrasts in touch, shifting rhythms, and dynamics. The meter changes from 2/2 to 1/2 (!) to 5/4 time, and the tempo is marked as "Presto." The left hand does quite a bit of ostinato broken octave work and the right hand will have broken chord and scale work."
"Toccata Brillante" at a Glance
Key: C Major
Tempo: Half note = 100-112
Hand-size limitations: Students must be able to comfortably manage ostinato broken octaves throughout the piece.
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