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Author Name: Freealiopterix 4 Comments
Date Added: February 26, 2012 06:02:41 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Toccata


Toccata



Notes dance in minor key dischord.

Chromatic scales run round and around;

Difficult is it to find the word

To express the joy of the sound.

Intricate is the whole or part;

Such is the skill in the writing.

To the end from the very start

My attention is it holding.

Pity and respect the piano

Which can but just have enough keys

To match this amazing tempo

And the change of scales such as these.

I'm in awe of the composer

But no more than the performer.






Author's Notes:
I wrote this whilst listening to a piece of music by Ginastera...
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Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on February 27, 2012 08:45:34 AM Report

"... in awe of the composer But no more than the performer..."    


Each has a unique position in music with neither more important than the other.  Without someone writing his music, the performer would have nothing to perform.  Likewise, the composer would have no one to play his music.  Both would result in very frustrating situations.  They need each other.  I don't know which I'd chose to be if I had to chose.  I think it would probably be the audience, because with out them, neither the composer nor the musician would have jobs,


Love the poem


Gene





Comment By: FreeDean on February 26, 2012 01:24:33 PM Report
WOW Alistair. I loved it so so so much, I couldn't resist to share the link to one of the best or perhaps THE BEST Toccata ever, by Bach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o  Thank you so much... ~Dean
Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on February 26, 2012 09:13:27 AM Report
A beautiful description of a beautiful piece of music!  I admit that I don't know it -- the composer, I think, was pre-Baroque or thereabouts -- yes no: so the toccata was probably written for harpsichord?  Regardless, a dynamic and wonderful poem!  --David
Comment By: FreeTomahawk on February 26, 2012 07:46:33 AM Report


I must admit, I never heard of this composer and Classical is my province and aegis. Ginastera, huh? Have to check it out. Bach's Tocata and Fugue in D Minor is great, n'est pas? Good piece, my friend.


 


Len





 


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