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
9 Canons, ZWV 191 Jan Dismas Zelenka Open Instrumentation Baroque
14 Canons, BWV 1087 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
Artificii musicali, Op.13 Giovanni Battista Vitali Open Instrumentation Baroque
Cancrizan compositions Francisco Valls Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canon for 2 Tenor Instruments Josquin Des prez Open Instrumentation Renaissance
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 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 Josquin Des prez Open Instrumentation Renaissance
Canon in F major, BWV 1078 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canon in G major, BWV 1076 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canon in G major, BWV 1077 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
En l'ombre d'ung buissonnet tout au loing Josquin Des prez Open Instrumentation Renaissance