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Toccata

(from It. for “to touch or strike”). Kind of brilliant freestyle keyboard composition, usually with many rapid equal-time notes; a small toccata is a toccatina. Composers of this kind of music include J. S. Bach,* D. Buxtehude,* G. Frescobaldi,* A. Gabrieli,* J. Pachelbel,* H. Scheidemann,* S. Scheidt,* J. P. Sweelinck.*


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