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30 Canons on themes from 'As you like it' : for diverse instruments

by Justin McKay (2013)

Sixty canons


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Sixty canons / Justin Michael McKay.

Library shelf no. CD 2644 [Available for loan]

30 Canons on themes from 'As you like it'


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30 Canons on themes from 'As you like it' : for diverse instruments / Justin McKay.

Library shelf no. 785/MCK 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This suite of canons grew out of the themes written for Shakespeare's 'As You Like It', and many were used in the July 2013 production. Featured are many different canonic techniques. The suite cycles through all 24 major and minor keys.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Diverse instruments: Melodica, organ, flute, oboe, 2 celli, 2 bassoons, trumpet, voices, viola.

Duration: 36 min.

Difficulty: Easy — Level of difficulty is variable, but many are of modest difficulty

First performance: Jul 13. Apollo Shakespeare Festival, July 2013

The composer notes the following influences, genres etc associated with the work:
Canon, 'Greenshow music', retrograde, augmentation canon, canons at a variety of intervals (unison up to tenth)

Composer has left the instrumentation for the majority of the pieces open, as they are playable on many different combinations of instruments.


Performances of this work

Jul 13: Apollo Shakespeare Festival, July 2013

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