Towering Toccata

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Towering Toccata
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Studio album by Lalo Schifrin
Released 1977
Recorded October 18 & 20 and December 21, 1976
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label CTI
CTI 5003
Producer Creed Taylor
Lalo Schifrin chronology
Black Widow
(1976)Black Widow1976
Towering Toccata
Voyage of the Damned
(1977)Voyage of the Damned1977

Towering Toccata is an album by Argentine composer, pianist and conductor Lalo Schifrin recorded in 1976 and released on the CTI label.[1]


The Allmusic review states "it isn't the ideal follow-up to Black Widow that Schifrin fans might have hoped for. That said, the album has enough strong tunes and enough of a consistent sound to please hardcore Lalo Schifrin fans and anyone who loved Black Widow".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The song "Roller Coaster" would be re-recorded and released on Schifrin's soundtrack to the 1977 film Rollercoaster.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lalo Schifrin except as indicated

  1. "Towering Toccata" (Johann Sebastian Bach) - 5:04
  2. "Frances' Theme" - 4:19
  3. "Macumba" - 6:12
  4. "Eagles in Love" - 2:51
  5. "Theme from King Kong" (John Barry) - 4:12
  6. "Most Wanted Theme" - 2:44
  7. "Midnight Woman" - 6:07
  8. "Roller Coaster" - 4:45
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on October 18 & 20 and December 21, 1976



  1. ^ Payne, D. CTI Records discography accessed March 1, 2012
  2. ^ a b Guarisco, D. A. Allmusic Review accessed March 1, 2012