Beethoven, Ludwig van

Bonn 1770 - Vienna 1827

 

 

Canons

 

 

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Vocal Canons
See also Canons for piano

» MIDI | 'Ich küsse Sie' [2 voices, enigmatic Canon], Op. (169) [Hess 250] (1816)
» MIDI | 'Glaube und hoffe' [4 voices], Op. (174) [Hess 254?] (1819)
» MIDI | 'Glück, Glück, zum neuen Jahr!' [3 voices], Op. (176) [Hess 256?] (1819)

Sequence by © Mark Zimmer

 

» MIDI | 'Signor abate' [3 voices], Op. (178) (ca. 1820)
» MIDI | 'Hoffmann, sei ja kein Hofmann' [2 voices], Op. (180) (1820)
» MIDI | 'O Tobias!' [3 voices], Op. (182) (1821)

Sequence by © Fiorella and Armando Orlandi

 

» MIDI | 'Te solo adoro' [2 voices], Op. (186) (1824)
» MIDI | 'Ich war hier, Doktor' [4 voices enigmatic Canon], Op. (190) (1825)
» MIDI | 'Ars longa, vita brevis' [5 voices enigmatic Canon], Op. (193) (1825)

Sequence by © Mark Zimmer

 

Canons with no audio:

'In Arm der Liebe ruht sich's wohl' [3 voices] [also Lieder Op. 52 n. 3] (1795)
Two Canons [for study], Op. (160) (1795)
'Canone a 3 all'unisono', maybe 'O care selve' [3 voices] [from WoO 119?]
Unisono, without text [4 voices]
'Herr Graf, ich komme zu fragen' [3 voices, unisono] (ca. 1797)
'Esel aller Esel' [2 voices, unisono and 1 voice ostinato] (ca. 1801)
Canon from Op. (161) to Op. (198)
'Ewig dein' [3 voices], Op. (161) (1810?)
'Ta ta ta' [4 voices], Op. (162) (1812, text c. 1815)
'Kurz ist der Schmerz' [3 voices], Op. (163) (1813)
'Freundschaft ist die Quelle wahrer Glückseligkeit' [3 voices], Op. (164) (1814)
'Glück zum neuen Jahr!' [4 voices], Op. (165) (1815)
'Kurz ist der Schmerz' [3 voices], Op. (166) (1815)
'Brauchle, Linke' [4 voices, unisono], Op. (167) (1815)
'Das Schweigen' [enigmatic Canon] and 'Das Reden' [3 voices], Op. (168) (1815-16)
'Ars longa, vita brevis' [enigmatic Canon], Op. (170) [Hess 251] (1816)
'Glück fel'dir vor allem' [4 voices unisono] attribuited to Michael Haydn, Op. (171) [Hess 252] (1817)
'Ich bitt'dich, schreib' mir die Es-Skala auf' [3 voices], Op. (172) (ca. 1818)
'Hol'euch der Teufel!' [4 voices enigmatic Canon], Op. (173) [Hess 253] (1819)
'Sankt Petrus war ein Fels' [3 voices Scherzo-Canon], Op. (175) [Hess 255?] (1819)
'Bester Magistrat, Ihr friert' [2 voices, unisono], Op. (177) (1819)
'Seiner kaiserlichen Hoheit [...]' [4 voices], Op. (179) (1820)
'Gedenket heute an Baden' [4 voices], 'Gehabt euch wohl' [4 voices, unisono], 'Tugend ist kein leerer Name' [3 voices], Op. (181) (1819/22)
'Bester Herr Graf, Sie sind ein Schaf!' [4 voices], Op. (183) (1823)
'Falstafferl, lass'dich sehen!' [5 voices, unisono], Op. (184) (1823)
'Edel sei der Mensch' [6 voices], Op. (185) (1823)
'Edel sei der Mensch' [6 voices], Op. (185...) other lost version (1823?)
'Schwenke dich ohne Schwänke!', Op. (187) (1825)
'Gott ist eine fesste Burg' [2 voices], Op. (188) (1825)
'Doktor, sperrt das Tor dem Tod' [4 voices, unisono], Op. (189) (1825)
'Kühl nicht lau', on B. A. C. H. [3 voices], Op. (191) (1825)
'Ars longa, vita brevis' [4 voices enigmatic Canon], Op. (192) (1825)
'Si non per portas, per muros' [enigmatic Canon], Op. (194) (1825)
'Freu' dich des Lebens' [2 voices], Op. (195) (1825)
'Es muss sein' [4 voices Scherzo-Canon], Op. (196) (1826)
'Da ist das Werk' [5 voices, unisono], Op. (197) (1826)
'Wir irren allesamt (Versöhnungscanon' [2 voices enigmatic Canon], Op. (198) (1826)
'Sanct Petrus ist ein Fels' [3 voices] (1820)
'Das Schöne zu dem Guten' [4 voices enigmatic Canon, unisono], Op. (203) (1825)

 

Other canons (?)
See also Canons for piano

» MIDI | Zwei Kanonentwurfen: Liebe Mich, werter Weissembach, Hess 300 (?)
» MIDI | Es ist kein Wahness, Hess 301 (?)
» MIDI | Zweistimmiger Kanon? Uns geht es kannibalisch wohl - Schizze, Hess 302 (?)
» MIDI | Canon Grossen Dank fur solche Gnade, Hess 303 (?)
» MIDI | Canon Ich blase der Fagott, Hess 304 (?)
» MIDI | Gesschlagen ist der Feind  - Canon Schizze, Hess 305 (?)

Sequences and studies thanks to Mark Zimmer

 

Two incompleted Canons dedicated to F. Kuhlau, Hess 308, 309
'Ich bin bereit' [double Fugue] in C major, Hess 282, WoO 201 (1818)
Incompleted Fugue, Hess 315

 

Other Canons
See also Canons for piano

» MIDI | Fugue 'Dona nobis pacem' in C major, Hess A 57

Sequence by © Mark Zimmer

 

» MIDI | Canon a 4, Hess A 60
» MIDI | Canon, 'Aehnliches Beispiel', Hess Anh. 61
» MIDI | Chromatic Canon, Hess A 62

Sequences by © Fiorella and Armando Orlandi

 

Counterpoint and fugue exercises
See also Canons for piano

Exercises of simple counterpoint [300], Hess 233
» MIDI | Counterpoint Exercises [original version] (1793)
» MIDI | Counterpoint Exercises, with Haydn's corrections (1793)

Sequences by © Mark Zimmer

 

Exercises of difficult counterpoint [125], Hess 234
» MIDI | Exercises in strict Counterpoint [original version] (1794-95)
» MIDI | Exercises in strict Counterpoint with Albrechtsberger's corrections (1794-95)

Sequences by © Mark Zimmer

 

Exercises of counterpoint in a free form [26], Hess 235
» MIDI | Exercises in free Counterpoint [original version] (1794-95)
» MIDI | Exercises in free Counterpoint with Albrechtsberger's corrections (1794-95)

Sequences by © Mark Zimmer

 

Easy Fugues a 2 [18], Hess 236
» MIDI | Fugue in d minor, Hess 236 No. 1*
» MIDI | Fugue in e phrygian, Hess 236 No. 2*
» MIDI | Fugue in F major, Hess 236 No. 3*
» MIDI | Fugue in B flat major, Hess 236 No. 4*
» MIDI | Fugue in d minor, Hess 236 No. 5*
» MIDI | Fugue in e minor, Hess 236 No. 6*
» MIDI | Fugue in F major, Hess 236 No. 7*
» MIDI | Fugue in B flat major, Hess 236 No. 8*
» MIDI | Fugue in C major, Hess 236 No. 9*
» MIDI | Fugue in e minor, Hess 236 No. 10*
» MIDI | Fugue in F major, Hess 236 No. 11*
» MIDI | Fugue in G major, Hess 236 No. 12* (corrected by Albrechtsberger)

Sequences by © Mark Zimmer

 

Easy Fugues a 3 [7], Hess 237
» MIDI | Fugue in G major, Hess 237 No. 1
» MIDI | Fugue in F major, Hess 237 No. 2
» MIDI | Fugue in e minor, Hess 237 No. 3
» MIDI | Fugue in d minor, Hess 237 No. 4
» MIDI | Fugue in B flat major, Hess 237 No. 5

Sequences by © Mark Zimmer

 

Easy Fugues a 4 [9], Hess 238
» MIDI | Fugue in e minor, Hess 238 No. 1
» MIDI | Fugue in d minor, Hess 238 No. 2
» MIDI | Fugue in C major, Hess 238 No. 3
» MIDI | Fugue in a minor, Hess 238 No. 4
» MIDI | Fugue in B flat Major, Hess 238 No. 5

Sequences by © Mark Zimmer

 

Choral Fugue [3], Hess 239
» MIDI | Chorale Fugue in F major, Hess 239 No. 1
» MIDI | Chorale Fugue in d minor, Hess 239 No. 2
» MIDI | 4 Part Chorale Fugue in G major, Hess 239 No. 3

Sequences by © Mark Zimmer for 'Unheard Beethoven

 

Double counterpoint Exercises, Hess 240-2
» MIDI | Two-Voice Exercises in double Counterpoint of the Octave, Hess 240
» MIDI | Exercises in double Counterpoint of the Octave and a Third, Hess 241
» MIDI | Exercises in double Counterpoint of the Octave plus a Fifth, Hess 242

Sequences by © Mark Zimmer

 

Double Fugues a 4 in double counterpoint [5], Hess 243
» MIDI | Double Fugue in C major, Hess 243 No. 1
» MIDI | Double Fugue in F major, Hess 243 No. 2
» MIDI | Double Fugue in C major, Hess 243 No. 3
» MIDI | Double Fugue in C major, Hess 243 No. 4
» MIDI | Four-part double Fugue in d minor, Hess 243 No. 5

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Triple Fugues a 4 [2], Hess 244
» MIDI | Four-part Triple Fugue in d minor, Hess 244 No. 1
» MIDI | Triple Fugue in F major, Hess 244 No. 2
» MIDI | Fragment fugue Exercise in d minor for string quartet, Hess 245
» MIDI | Double Fugue for mixed choir a 4 in F major, Hess 246

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Other fragmented Fugues
See also Canons for piano

Fugue from the Quintet in d minor [Adagio, Allegro, Prelude to a Fugue [not written], fragment Moviment] (1817)

 

Transcriptions

Transcription of the J. S. Bach's Fugue in h minor from the Well-tempered Clavier I for 2 violins, viola and 2 cello, Hess 38 [there is also a fragmented version for string quartet, Hess 35]
Transcription of a Fugue from the 'Salomon' Ouverture by Georg Friedrich Handel for string quartet [not Published], Hess 36
Transcription of the Fugue K 426 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Hess 37