Toccata Fantastica Op. 106
SMC S780EP/ HL 3778455
This piece revolves around a theme that begins rather menacing and discordant in the large tutti sections. Nearly every section has the opportunity to shine as the melody is layered throughout the entire band. Additionally, the accents in much of the melody and accompaniment suggests a very changeable pulse, though most of the music is written in 4/4 time. A expressive and beautiful flute and/or oboe solo is offered in the middle before returning to the original melodic feel. Finally, the menace and discordant melody and harmonies resolve to a more triumphant feeling to end the music.