Small Canons 1 to 20

Small Canon 1

This was loosely modelled on the famous Thallis Canon.

for violin          for viola          for cello

There is also a you tube version by me.

Small Canon 2

This is a rhythm piece.

for Violin          for Viola          for Cello

There is also a you tube version by me.

Small Canon 3

This includes two versions with words.  All good fun for teaching kids.

Small canon 3 for singing Cola version   

Small canon 3 for singing Tea version

for viola         for cello

There is also a you tube version by me.

Small Canon 4

This includes words as well.

for violin         for viola          for cello

There is also a you tube version by me.

Small Canon 5

A slinky chromatic canon, with a twisty harmony.

for violin          for viola          for cello

There is also a you tube version by me.

Small Canon 6

A major minor canon in 4 bar sections.

for Violin          for Viola          6 for Cello

Small Canon 7

is from a piece that I wrote.  And expanded.  A 5 bar canon.  From Scottish Air quartet.

Violin 1

There is also a you tube version by me.

Small Canon 8

This Canon is also with words.  It is mostly in the minor.

Small canon 8 with words          viola version

Small Canon 9 The Whale Song

Small Canon 9 for school bands and choirs.

The Whale Cannon for voice and strings score

Violin I     Violin II     Viola     Violoncello     Double Bass

Small Canon 10

This Canon is a 4 bar canon major minor shifts.

1st & 2nd Violin          1st & 2nd Viola         1st & 2nd Violoncello

Small Canon 11

This was a canon off the back of an African round called Ongawa. (spelling is probably dodgy).  It can be performed in two ways every 2 bars (11a) and every bar (11b)

Small Canon 11a for strings score written out 

Violin          Viola          Violoncello

Small Canon 12

This canon is a sequence that goes through every key.  

Small canon 12 in 5ths for violins score 

 Violin 1          Violin 2          Violin 3

Small canon 12 in 5ths for viola score 

Viola 1          Viola 2          Viola 3

Small Canon 13 Jims Cycle of 3rds

This piece is for 3 violins and goes through all the keys but in a cycle of my own invention rather than the cycle of 5ths.  All good fun.  

Small Canon 13 Jims Cycle of 3rds 3 violins score 

Violin 1     Violin 2     Violin 3

Small Canon 13 Jims Cycle of 3rds violin viola cello score

Violin 1          Viola          Violoncello

Small Canon 14 in 7 parts, in 5ths

Just a bit of fun.  To see if I could.   

Small canon 14 in 7 parts and in 5ths score 

Violin 1     Violin 2     Violin 3     Violin 4     Violin 5     Violin 6     Violin 7

Small canon 14 in 7 parts andin 5ths for viola score

 Viola 1     Viola 2     Viola 3     Viola 4     Viola 5     Viola 6     Viola 7

Small Canon 15

A fun canon in 5 parts.  

Small Canon 15 score

 Violin 1     Violin 2     Violin 3     Violin 4     Violin 5

Small Canon 16 Basse Dance

Small Canon 16 Basse dance score

Violin 1        Violin 2        Viola        Viola 2        Violoncello        Violoncello 2

Small Canon 17a and 17b

Small Canon 17a For 4 Violins

Violin 1        Violin 2        Violin 3        Violin 4

Small Canon 17a For 4 Violas

viola 1        viola 2        viola 3        viola 4

Small Canon 17a For 4 Cellos 

cello 1        cello 2       cello 3        cello 4

Small Canon 17a For String Quartet

violin 1        violin 2        viola        cello
17b various arrangements

This is based on the first canon, but I have added two extra bars to each section and changed the mode to a phrygian ish mode to make it a bit darker and a bit more intense.

Small Canon 17b for 4 violins

violin 1       violin 2       violin 3       violin 4

Small Canon 17b for 4 Violas

viola 1        viola 2         viola 3          viola 4

Small Canon 17b for 4 Cellos

cello 1        cello 2        cello 3        cello 4

Small Canon 17b for string quartet  

violin 1        violin 2        viola        cello

Small Canon 18

Here are various versions of Small Canon 18, a cheerful Jiggy canon.

Small Canon 18 for string Trio

Small Canon 18 for 3 violins

Small Canon 18 for 3 violas

Small Canon 18 for 3 cellos

Small Canon 19 East Neuk Canon

A slightly more extensive canon.

Canon 19 East Neuk Canon for string quintet score

Violin 1        Violin 2        Viola 1        Viola 2        Cello

Canon 19 East Neuk Canon for 5 violins

violins 1st        violins 2nd        violins 3rd        violins 4th        violins 5th

Small Canon 20

A five part canon or more, this can be used as displayed or you can use some of the simpler parts as a ground.  I have done brass quintet versions and wind quintet versions as well, and I am happy to do four/five viola and cello versions if you wish or any other combinations as necessary.

Small Canon 20 for 4 violins

Violin 1        Violin 2        Violin 3       Violin 4 

Small Canon 20 for string quartet

Violin 1        Violin 2        Viola        cello 

Piece grouped by instrument group

Here are some of my compositions, sorted out into Instruments and groups of Instruments. Click on any image below to go to the corresponding page.

Brass
Guitar
Harp
Harpischord
Mixed Ensemble
Organ
Piano
Recorders
Strings
Tuned Percussion
Voice
Wind Instruments
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