The word toccata comes from the Italian word toccare (to touch). Such virtuosic pieces for the keyboard typically display the performer's technique. Each piece in this collection provides an opportunity to demonstrate dexterity combined with musicality, characterization, and a genuine command of the instrument. These flashy, exciting toccatas will let students shine in recitals, competitions, and festivals. Titles: Toccata alla breve * Toccata capriccio * Toccata concitato * Toccata fuoco * Toccata marcato * Toccata strepitoso.