Friday, March 27, 2009

Another Canon on the Same Bass

I've used the same bass (from Handel) as yesterday-- but, this one is a bit unusual.

It is a canon at the third but the rhythmic distance begins at two beats and, at the end of the 3rd measure, contracts to one beat. At the fifth measure, the pitch canon ends but rhythmic imitation at two beats preserves the unity of the piece.

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