Students need agile fingers in order to master this short canon. Sixteenth notes abound, creating fun rhythms when paired with eighth notes. Another aspect that adds to the cheerful mood is the detailed articulation markings. Perky staccato notes contrast with sections with slurs. The slower notes should not overpower the quick sixteenth notes when they both occur simultaneously.
200 Piccoli Canoni a due parti, Op. 14 can be purchased here
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow