Required Resources: Organ
Jon Naples has given us a wonderfully-crafted toccata in the style of French composer, Théodore Dubois (1837-1924).
This twelve-page piece begins Allegro at quarter note = 100, with a sixteenth note pattern in the right hand over eighth-note motion in the left, reminiscent of the Dubois Toccata in G.
C Major moves to E Major for a slower middle section in lyrical quarters and eighths.
A cantabile solo line leads to some flashbacks to the beginning rapid motif.
The middle section ends with some quick alternation among the three manuals and a slow, rallentando modulation back to C Major.
A reprise of the first section material leads to a fitting cadence over a low C pedal point.
Moderately difficult, Naples' Toccata in C (à la Dubois) would make a good postlude for a festive occasion ... perhaps a Christmas Midnight Mass built around living American composers?