This little canon has a chipper feel because of its rhythmic patterns, key signature, and keyboard range. Perky staccato eighth notes abound; these should be crisp and even. Written in D major, the piece is entirely in treble clef. This is a good chance for the left hand to practice being in an unfamiliar range. Also, since legato and staccato markings often occur simultaneously, this helps students improve their coordination and focus.
200 Piccoli Canoni a due parti, Op. 14 can be purchased here
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow