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
Töne, lindernder Klang, WoO 28 Johannes Brahms Choir Romantic
Two Crab Canons 'Emit amor', ZWV 178 Jan Dismas Zelenka Solo voice(s) Baroque
Unendliche Freude, D.54 Franz Schubert Solo voice(s) Romantic
Unfinished Canon in F minor, B. 129a Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Verschwunden sind die Schmerzen, D.88 Franz Schubert Solo voice(s) Romantic
Vierstimmiger Kanon No.1 über das Lied 'Letzte Rose' Max Reger Piano Romantic
Vierstimmiger Kanon No.2 über das Lied 'Letzte Rose' Max Reger Piano Romantic
Voi che di ben compor Agostino Bendinelli Choir Baroque
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 769 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Wann?, WoO 29 Johannes Brahms Solo voice(s) Romantic
Willkommen, lieber schöner Mai, D.244 Franz Schubert Solo voice(s) Romantic
Zu dem Reich der Töne schweben, J.164 Carl Maria von Weber Piano 4 hands Romantic
Zu Rauch, WoO 30 Johannes Brahms Choir Romantic