Canons

Composer Rudi Seitz is on a quest to explore the potential of the canon form. Keyboardist Matthew McConnell seeks to bring new repertoire to life on the harpsichord. Rudi and Matt are proud to announce the release of their album Canons. This page will serve as a collection of materials relating to the album.

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Where to purchase the album

Download the album: You may download the album at Bandcamp.com, where it is available in high-quality formats like FLAC or AIFF as well as MP3, and where the bulk of your payment will reach the artists. If you prefer iTunes or Amazon, you’ll find the MP3s in those places too. Here is a preview of the first and last tracks:

Order a physical CD: You may order the physical CD at cdbaby.com. (On the cdbaby page, look for the green button that says “CD.”)

Where to find the liner notes

You may download the liner notes as a PDF (recommended) or view the notes as a web page. The physical CD has a blurb about the album but does not contain the extended notes.

Where to find additional articles

Canon Q & A  Extended Q & A session with the composer

Counterpoint as Conversation, Listening Tips for Canon Newcomers Suggestions for new listeners on how to approach the canon form

Why Counterpoint?  On the personal significance of counterpoint for the composer

Searching for X  Reflections on the composer’s relationship to Bach

Why Harpsichord?  Why the composer chose the harpsichord for this project

Album Cover, Album Cover II, Album Cover III  All about the visual design for the Canons album

Audio Mastering About the process of mastering the canon recordings

Parallel Octaves, Contrary Motion, Crab Canon, Christmas Canon, Crossings, Canon #46 debut Posts about specific canons

Polyrhythmic Etudes, Escher’s Drum The composer’s related projects involving the canon form

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