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
Carmen super O vos omnes Adrianus Petit Coclico Choir Renaissance
Fair enslaver Luffman Atterbury Choir Classical
Ich armen Mann Friedrich Theodor Fröhlich Choir Romantic
O wie sanft!, WoO 26 Johannes Brahms Choir Romantic
Ritornelle in canonischen Weisen, Op.65 Robert Schumann Choir Romantic
Töne, lindernder Klang, WoO 28 Johannes Brahms Choir Romantic
Voi che di ben compor Agostino Bendinelli Choir Baroque
Zu Rauch, WoO 30 Johannes Brahms Choir Romantic