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Toccata
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Francis Pott’s Toccata was written shortly after the completion of his giant Passion Symphony for organ, Christus, with which it shares certain features. As in many sections of the (much) longer work, Pott’s characteristic use of additive rhythms and primary-colour harmony is very much in evidence. The Toccata begins after a brief introduction in which the lyrical second theme is first heard. Later, after an initially hesitant recapitulation of the main figure, the lyrical theme is transferred, fortissimo, to the pedals as the piece reaches its climax. The opening flourish returns and settles, after a triumphant fanfare, onto a blazing chord of F sharp major.

from notes by James O'Donnell © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67680 track 19
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-68019
Duration
9'37
Recording date
26 June 2007
Recording venue
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Summerly
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. The Feast of Ascension at Westminster Abbey (CDA67680)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: April 2008
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