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Toccata (solo piano)

by Wendy Hiscocks (1983)

Audio Sample

Performance by Sally Mays from the CD Anthology of Australian music

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Anthology of Australian music

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Anthology of Australian music / Sally Mays.

Library shelf no. CD 44 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Toccata was written in 1983, in response to a workshop commission for the Sydney Schumann Society, while Wendy Hiscocks was still studying with Peter Sculthorpe. The work was influenced by the composer's introduction to Indian raga, and by encouragement from Peggy Glanville-Hicks to concentrate on melody and rhythm.

Work Details

Year: 1983

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB Grade 7-8

Dedication note: Dedicated to Sally Mays


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