In an unusual time signature of 2/1, this piece may pose some initial problems for students because of the meter. Teachers may have to explain the counting; the large amounts of whole notes and half notes can be confusing. Other important elements include paying careful attention to the numerous rests in each hand and playing with a strong tone. Keeping a steady pulse is necessary for a confident performance of this canon.
200 Piccoli Canoni a due parti, Op. 14 (200 Little 2-Part Canons) is available through Hal Leonard Co.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow