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MI 2110 B344ho
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Unpublished, printed by CMC / Inédit, imprimé par le CMC
1) Hot Toccata one 2) Toccata Dolce 3) Hot Toccata too
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Halifax Macaloney Room at the Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University 14 Sep 2014 Barbara Pritchard - piano
69184, Hot toccatas, AR3158, Robert Bauer, 00:10:15
In thinking about Barbara Pritchard's "Touch" concert, I naturally considered composing a toccata. I've never really taken much notice of the toccata. So, I looked up the definition and it seemed quite generic. A toccata is " a virtuoso piece of music typically for a keyboard or plucked string instrument featuring fast-moving, lightly fingered or otherwise virtuosic passages or sections, with or without imitative or fugal interludes, generally emphasizing the dexterity of the performer's fingers. ". This got me thinking about the act of 'touching.' I figure there are two basic types of touch. If one touches something and the feeling is pleasant, the finger lingers and relishes the experience. At the opposite end of the spectrum, if one touches something and the experience is unpleasant, the finger is pulled away quickly. So, I now had two basic approaches to my work. The quick touch is what I associate with most toccatas, as per the definition. This also got me thinking about the childhood experience of touching a hot surface like a stove. So, my first draft title for this piece was "Hot to the touch". Then I explored the 'hot' idea further and thought of the jazz connotations. In particular I thought of Latin inspired 'hot jazz'. Then I jokingly thought about 'Hot Tomales' and that's how I finally settled on the title "Hot Toccatas". But, of course that meant that I needed more than one. So, I devised a suite of three pieces in a standard musical configuration of fast, slow, fast. The first and last are 'hot' (fast) and the middle one is 'dolce' (sweet and slow).The actual pitch material for this piece is taken from a short fragment based on my last name "Bauer'. Ignoring the "u" and "r" which have no musical equivalents, this leaves the theme.......... B flat, A, E.
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