Canon Music Recordings and Sheet Music

In music, the term 'canon' refers both to a contrapuntal compositional technique and a musical form derived from it. The canon as a device consists of presenting a leader melody, followed by an imitation played in other voice or voices. There can be several types of canon depending on the form of imitation (it can be an exact replication or be transformed in terms of intervals, rhythm, etc). Canons in which all the voices are identical are usually called 'rounds': each voice can start again after finishing, thus making the piece infinite.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
1 Madrigal and 18 Canons Antonio Caldara Voice(s) and Instruments Baroque
2 Choral Songs Alba Rosa Viëtor Choir and Instrument 20th Century
3 Canons, Op.34 Anatoly Lyadov Piano Romantic
3 canons pour grand orgue, Op .21 Théodore Salomé Organ Late 19th century
4 Puzzle Canons, K.73r Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Solo voice(s) Classical
4 Spiegelkanons, K.Anh.10.16 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Chamber group Classical
5 Canons Ludwig van Beethoven Solo voice(s) Romantic
5 Canons Johann Samuel Endler Solo voice(s) Baroque
5 Canons, Op.16 Anton Webern Voice(s) and Instruments Early 20th Century
8 Two-part Canons Maternus Beringer Beringer Solo voice(s) Renaissance
9 Canons, ZWV 191 Jan Dismas Zelenka Open Instrumentation Baroque
12 Canons on a Cantus Firmus Anatoly Lyadov Piano Romantic
13 Canons for female choir, Op.113 Johannes Brahms Orchestra Romantic
14 Canons, BWV 1087 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
15 Two-part Canons for Brass Michel Rondeau Wind Ensemble 21st Century
18 Canons for Piano 4-Hands, Op.37 Felix Draeseke Piano 4 hands Romantic
18 Canons Mélodieux, TWV 40:118-123 Georg Philipp Telemann Chamber group Baroque
29 Canons Franz Joseph Haydn Solo voice(s) Classical
111 Canons in All Minor and Major Keys Max Reger Piano Romantic
Abbé Stadler, WoO 178 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo voice(s) Romantic