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
Canon in D minor Alexander Scriabin Piano Late 19th century
Canon in E minor Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Romantic
Canon in F major Josquin Des prez Open Instrumentation Renaissance
Canon in F major, BWV 1078 Johann Sebastian Bach Open Instrumentation Baroque
Canon in F major, GWV 211 Christoph Graupner Chamber group 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
Canon in G minor, GWV 216 Christoph Graupner Chamber group Baroque
Canon in Octave Samuel Brenton Whitney Organ Romantic
Canon libre à la quinte, H 14 Hector Berlioz Voice(s) and Instruments Romantic
Canon omnis consummationis Adrianus Petit Coclico Solo voice(s) Renaissance
Canon with 5626 Inversions Christoph Graupner Harpsichord Baroque
Canons Antonio Caldara Solo voice(s) Baroque
Canons for 2 or 3 Voices, K.508a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Solo voice(s) Classical
Canons in G minor, K.deest Johann Joseph Fux Chamber group Baroque
Carmen super O vos omnes Adrianus Petit Coclico Choir Renaissance
Célébrons sans cesse Orlande de Lassus Solo voice(s) Renaissance
Che gusto è mai questo Antonio Caldara Solo voice(s) Baroque
Der Schnee zerrinnt, D.130 Franz Schubert Solo voice(s) Romantic
Double Canon for 4 Voices, K.228/515b Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Solo voice(s) Classical