Four Canons for Three Voices
Mixed choir and piano

Ronald Hannah
Composer
Ronald Hannah
Composition Date: 1983
Duration: 00:07:30
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
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Programme Note:
As a former member of the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus, I was happy to receive a commission to write a piece for its 40th anniversary. I wrote four pieces, or rather I expanded on a little canon from a few years earlier, adding three more - each exploring a different aspect of canonic writing: strict canon, inverted canon, canon at the fifth, canon at the second. The first is very simple and sight-readable by an amateur choir, but they increase in difficulty until the very challenging final canon.
The pieces are tonal and sentimental, delightful to the listener and musically rich and challenging to the performers. They have also proved very popular with choirs.

Commissioned by: U. of Alberta Mixed Chorus

Premiere Information:
Spring, 1984 Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton U. of Alberta Mixed Chorus Conductor: Ron Stephens

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 6101 H243fo
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 31, 2012
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (22 p.) ;
    22 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:

  • 1. Good Night!
    2. Little Things
    3. Seal Lullaby
    4. Song of Weeds
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