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
4 Spiegelkanons, K.Anh.10.16 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Chamber group Classical
18 Canons Mélodieux, TWV 40:118-123 Georg Philipp Telemann Chamber group Baroque
Avant et Retour, Op.32 Paul Wetzger Chamber group Romantic
Canon and Gigue in D major Johann Pachelbel Chamber group Baroque
Canon for Piano Trio Théodore Dubois Chamber group Romantic
Canon in B-flat major, GWV 218 Christoph Graupner Chamber group Baroque
Canon in F major, GWV 211 Christoph Graupner Chamber group Baroque
Canon in G minor, GWV 216 Christoph Graupner Chamber group Baroque
Canons in G minor, K.deest Johann Joseph Fux Chamber group Baroque
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
2 Choral Songs Alba Rosa Viëtor Choir and Instrument 20th Century
Ah dolente Christoph Graupner Choir and Instrument Baroque
Ecce enim veritatem Francisco Valls Choir and Instrument Baroque