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Dr. Cristiano Rizzotto

Official website of the Latvian Brazilian organist Dr. Cristiano Rizzotto

Toccata

Solo Organ
Duration: 4 min

I wrote this organ piece during my time as the Titular Organist at the Benedictine Abbey of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and dedicated it to the its great organ (pictured). The Abbey was built in 1590 and the organ in the 1770s in the state of Pernambuco. It is one of the oldest functioning organs in South America. The instrument was expanded in 1945.

Wayne Leupold Editions published Toccata in Volume XXXVI, Number 3, WL620053, March 2014 of The Organist’s Companion. Click here to order this volume of TOC containing my Toccata directly from the publisher.

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Solo Organ
Duration: 4 min

I wrote this piece during my time as the Titular Organist at the Benedictine Abbey of Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil (Mosteiro de São Bento do Rio de Janeiro) and dedicated it to the its great organ (pictured). The Abbey was built in 1590 (the second in Brazil by a mere ten years) and the organ in the 1770s in the state of Pernambuco. It is one of the oldest functioning organs in South America. The instrument was expanded in 1945.