I have already endeavored to explain the nature of canonic writing.
They sought to accomplish their purpose by breaking the shackles of canonic law.
There is a delightful little touch in the canonic imitation for first violins and violoncellos.
It is, however, canonic by accident rather than in its original intention.
Canonic imitation is one in which the imitation is strict, the repeating voice exactly repeating the melody of the principal.
It was an application of the Netherlandish art of canonic imitation, combined with modern tonality.
The element of canonic imitation occurs in his works in wholly new form.
Under the title of Canonic Epicurus delivers his philosophical views; they are, however, of a very superficial kind.
There are no canonic imitations, not the least trace of counterpoint, but plenty of consecutive fifths and octaves!
But even the canonic forms were modified by the irrepressible spirit of romanticism.