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Johann Sebastian Bach

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Studies in Counterpoint, Canons, Etc.

Catalogue for Category 90

Canonic Variations (see 'Organ Works, (e) chorale variations) (BWV 769)

Canon trias harmonica (BWV 1072)
Year written: 1754
a 8, in contrary motion

Canon à 4 perpetuus (BWV 1073)
Year written: 1713
Weimar, 2 Aug 1713

Canon à 4 (BWV 1074)
Year written: 1727
Leipzig, 1727; completely invertible; ded. L. F. Hudemann

Canon à 2 perpetuus (BWV 1075)
Year written: 1734
Leipzig, 10 Jan 1734; ded. J. M. Gesner

Canon triplex à 6 (BWV 1076)
Year written: 1746 c
3 simultaneous canons à 2, each in contrary motion; written for Haussman portrait and Mizler's Societšt der musikalischen Wissenschaften; 1087 incl. earlier version.

Canone doppio sopr'il soggetto (BWV 1077)
Year written: 1747
2 simultaneous canons à 2, each in contrary motion; Leipzig. 1087 incl. earlier version

Canon super fa mi à 7 post tempus musicum (BWV 1078)
Year written: 1749

Musical Offering (Musikalisches Opfer) (BWV 1079)
Scoring: fl, 2 vn, bc, kbd
Year written: 1747 pubd
May-July 1747 (Leipzig, 1747); 2 Ricercars, à 3, à 6; 10 Canons; sonata, fl, vn, bc; instruments not fully specified.

Art of Fugue (Der Kunst der Fuge) (BWV 1080)
Scoring: keyboard
Year written: 1742 1749
Series of fugues (contrapuntal), mostly à 4, on same theme. Leipzig c1745-50

Canon concordia discors (BWV 1086)
a 2, in contrary motion

[14] Verschiedene Canones (BWV 1087)
14 canons on first 8 notes of aria ground of 988; autograph, 1742-6, in Bach's copy of 988; incl. earlier versions of 1076-7