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What is the difference between a fugue and toccata?

A toccata is an organ work (usually) in an improvisational style which does not involve counterpoint. A fugue is a contrapuntal piece involving one subject and many voices.
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Who composed the organ piece toccata?

Many composer have included "toccata" in the titles of their compositions ... Bach, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, Boellman, Purvis, and many others.
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What is JS Bach's Toccata in D minor?

It is a major organ solo work which requires great dexterity at the organ console for the hands as well as the feet. Probably one of JS Bach's most famous (and often performed (MORE)

What year did Johann Sebastian bach compose the music ''Toccata and Fuge in D Minor''?

Bach actually wrote two toccata-and-fugue pairs in D minor, both in 1708. The most famous one (appeared in the original Fantasia movie, and often used as a stock piece of gene (MORE)

What is a toccata?

Dating from the baroque period, a toccata is apiece written for  stringed instruments. It is hallmarked by the quick fingering  required to master the piece.