Festival ToccataBy Robert D. Vandall Piano Duet (1 Piano, 4 Hands) Sheet Level: Late Intermediate Item: 00-36321
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The trademark Vandall style---rhythmic vitality coupled with lyrical passage work---is present in this exciting duet. The vivace tempo marking sets the stage for the toccata, written in G Mixolydian and 4/4 meter. Syncopation, accents and sequential passagework are hallmarks of the opening A section. The lyrical B section features secondo and primo trading a broken chord accompaniment back and forth as the parts trade the melody as well. The piece closes with a rousing return of the A section.