On a Canon of Beethoven - (2015)    

for piano


 The canon is found in "Fünf Canons von L. van Beethoven," Series 25, No. 285 of the Complete Works.



 The theme is presented as a canon embedded and ornamented in a denser texture as the original notes at a two measure interval. It is then developed and a quote from the 7th Symphony also included as among the episodic material just for fun.



 A fugue of this canon form and theme is then offered in a faster tempo and respelled as a 6/8 lilt.


4 pages, circa 4' 40" - an MP3 demo is here: 


The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano score.


On a Canon of Beethoven