3,3,3,3, - 4,3,3,1, - 2 perc., - strings
Toccata was written for Orkester Norden with a commission from NOMUS. Toccata is a continuous prologue and one movement. The piece can be categorized as a concerto for orchestra, since focus is brought to all the instruments at one time or another.
Orkester Norden conducted by Toumas Ollila premiered the piece in Rättvik in Sweden in the summer of 1999, and shortly afterwards played it in Stockholm, Helsinki and Riga among other places. The orchestra conducted by Okku Kamu performed Toccata in the Philharmonie in Berlin at the inauguration of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin the same year.
Premiere: Rättvik, Sweden, July 10th 1999, Orkester Norden, dir. Tuomas Ollila