Canons (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

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  • (Posted 2016-01-19)   CPDL #38231:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2016-01-19).  Score information: A4, 1 page, 148 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Scanned score from IMSLP
  • CPDL #07307:  Network.png
Editor: Jurriaan Grootes (submitted 2004-06-23).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 24 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: All four canons

General Information

Title: 4 3-part canons: Viva la musica, O bruit doux de la pluie, Dona nobis pacem & Alleluia (not K 553)

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This work has been misattributed.
See notes for details and correct composer below.

Composers: Michael Praetorius, Unknown, Anonymous and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SacredCanon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published:

Description: 4 canons very loosely attributed to Mozart, including the "Alleluia" from K. 165 in an anonymous arrangement. "Viva la musica" is usually attributed to Michael Praetorius, and "Dona nobis pacem" is considered anonymous.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

first canon
Viva la musica.

second canon
O bruit doux de la pluie
par terre et sur les toits
pour un coeur qui s'ennuie,
ô le chant de la pluie.

third canon
Dona nobis pacem.

fourth canon
Alleluia.