Toccata from Suite Gothique Op 25
Suite Gothique, Op. 25, written in 1895, is perhaps one of the best-known suites for organ by French composer and organist, Léon Boëllmann. "Toccata" is the fourth and final movement of that suite. Rick has faithfully transcribed this for handbells with appropriately placed accents which convey the spirit and excitement of this work. Ringers will be busy throughout, from the 16th note accompaniment in the 6’s to the Rung melody in the 3’s and 4’s, and inner-voice accompaniment in the 4’s and 5’s. A variety of dynamics and even a touch of occasional syncopation will ensure this work keeps the audience fully engaged throughout as it moves through a variety of iterations to the dynamic ending.