Kunz writes this canon in C minor and relies heavily on the relationship between the leading tone and tonic for creating the melodic line. This also gives it a sneaky sound. Articulation and other expressive markings are the most significant aspects of the piece. Detailed instructions for legato and staccato notes abound. Students should also be aware of the frequent tenuto signs and accent markings. Some of the rhythms can be challenging due to frequent ties.
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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow