TOCCATA (Rottenburg Toccata)

Title, Duration, Place, Year, Publisher, Dedicated to, Premiere (performer(s), place, date)

TOCCATA (ROTTENBURG TOCCATA), 5', Bayonne, Schott, to Prof. Ruben Sturm, Prof. Ruben Sturm, Rottenburg Cathedral, 08.11.15


The Rottenburg Toccata develops the choral melody of "Sankt Martin, dir ist anvertraut"  in the virtuosic style of french romantic toccatas​. The work is articulated in three sections with contrasted textures : opening variation of the melody with sextuplet figurations, middle variation with a peasant rhythmical character in the minor mode and conclusion presenting the choral melody on the pedal.


Naji Hakim : Rottenburg Toccata, excerpt from the sketches