Canon 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
13 Canons for female choir, Op.113 Johannes Brahms Orchestra Romantic
Grausam erweiset sich Amor, WoO 24 Johannes Brahms Solo voice(s) Romantic
Mir lächelt kein Frühling, WoO 25 Johannes Brahms Solo voice(s) Romantic
O wie sanft!, WoO 26 Johannes Brahms Choir Romantic
Spruch, WoO 27 Johannes Brahms Voice(s) and Instruments Romantic
Töne, lindernder Klang, WoO 28 Johannes Brahms Choir Romantic
Wann?, WoO 29 Johannes Brahms Solo voice(s) Romantic
Zu Rauch, WoO 30 Johannes Brahms Choir Romantic