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
2 Choral Songs Alba Rosa Viëtor Choir and Instrument 20th Century
Ein kleiner Kanon Daniel Léo Simpson Piano 20th Century
15 Two-part Canons for Brass Michel Rondeau Wind Ensemble 21st Century
1 Madrigal and 18 Canons Antonio Caldara Voice(s) and Instruments Baroque
5 Canons Johann Samuel Endler Solo voice(s) Baroque
9 Canons, ZWV 191 Jan Dismas Zelenka Open Instrumentation Baroque
14 Canons, BWV 1087 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
18 Canons Mélodieux, TWV 40:118-123 Georg Philipp Telemann Chamber group Baroque
Ah dolente Christoph Graupner Choir and Instrument Baroque
Artificii musicali, Op.13 Giovanni Battista Vitali Open Instrumentation Baroque
Avec du vin, endormons-nous Jean-Philippe Rameau Solo voice(s) Baroque
Cancrizan compositions Francisco Valls Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canon and Gigue in D major Johann Pachelbel Chamber group Baroque
Canon and Gigue in D major (Flute quartet arr.) Johann Pachelbel Flute Baroque
Canon in A minor, BWV 1073 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canon in A minor, BWV 1074 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canon in B-flat major, GWV 218 Christoph Graupner Chamber group Baroque
Canon in D major, BWV 1072 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canon in D major, BWV 1075 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canon in F major, BWV 1078 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque