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
Dreifach ist der Schritt der Zeit, D.69 Franz Schubert Solo voice(s) Romantic
Dreistimmiger Kanon über das Lied 'Letzte Rose' Max Reger Piano Romantic
Due Canoni a tre voci, Op.7 Friedrich Curschmann Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
Ecce enim veritatem Francisco Valls Choir and Instrument Baroque
Edel sei der Mensch, WoO 185 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo voice(s) Romantic
Ein kleiner Kanon Daniel Léo Simpson Piano 20th Century
En l'ombre d'ung buissonnet tout au loing Josquin Des prez Open Instrumentation Renaissance
Ewig dein, WoO 161 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo voice(s) Romantic
Fair enslaver Luffman Atterbury Choir Classical
Fest im Takt, im Tone rein, Op.68 Anh. Robert Schumann Solo voice(s) Romantic
Glück zum neuen Jahr, WoO 165 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Glück zum neuen Jahr, WoO 176 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo voice(s) Romantic
Gold'ner Schein, D.357 Franz Schubert Solo voice(s) Romantic
Grausam erweiset sich Amor, WoO 24 Johannes Brahms Solo voice(s) Romantic
Hofmann und kein Hofmann, WoO 180 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo voice(s) Romantic
I Loved Thee Beautiful and Kind Jonathan Battishill Solo voice(s) Classical
Ich armen Mann Friedrich Theodor Fröhlich Choir Romantic
Ich bitt' dich, WoO 172 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo voice(s) Romantic
Im Arm der Liebe ruht sich's wohl, WoO 159 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo voice(s) Romantic
Kanon Hugo Wolf Piano Late 19th century