Canon
(KA-nun)


[Eng.]


Strict counterpoint in which each voice exactly imitates the previous voice at a fixed distance.

Also see round; canon; catch.

See also retrograde canon; crab canon; canon cancrizans.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Canon and round:
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 28

Canon, Classical:
Haydn: The Creation, "Achieved is the glorious work"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 7

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