Toccata
Yves Daoust - 1989

From Suite Baroque

Suite Baroque was composed for the concert-performance Ni terrible ni simple by harpsichordist Catherine Perrin. Used as transitions between solo harpsichord pieces performed by the musician, each of the movements of Suite Baroque articulates a different dramatic climate which reflects various "moods" of the performer/actress.

Each movement of the suite is constructed on a specific aspect of the baroque style, its rhetorical processes, its artifices - signs now almost indecipherable but for a small circle of experts.

Toccata was done from the preface of the Premier livre des toccatas (1615) by Girolamo Frescobaldi.