The title gives clues of how the piece can be understood. The words "old" and the name of the movements connect us to the past. The word "licks" comes from blues, rock and jazz. Licks can be arpeggio-figures, scales and riffs that is regularly used in improvisations.
Toccata is a well known musical genre from the baroque keyboard music, a free flowing piece filled with energy. The ritornell can be described as a refrain, in other words a reoccurring theme that we know from the ritornell form of the baroque era.
The piece has three movements:
1. Toccata I
3. Toccata II
Total duration: ca. 17:00
Percussion (minimum three players):
1: Timpani, Glockenspiel, Marimba (same instrument as perc. 3), Tambourine, 3 cymbals, Tam-tam, Triangle
2: Vibraphone, Snare Drum, Tom-toms (5), Bass Drum (optional with pedal) Wood block, Crash Cymbal, Hi-hat, Bongo (small), Triangle
3: Marimba, Xylophone, Tubular Bells, Bass Drum, Ride cymbal, a2 Cymbal, Wood block, Whipwww.torsteinaagaardnilsen.no