Definition of Riddle canon
1. Noun. A canon in which the entrances of successive parts were indicated by cryptic symbols and devices (popular in the 15th and 16th centuries).
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Literary usage of Riddle canon
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1. Stokes' Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians: Covering the Entire Period of by Leander Jan De Bekker (1908)
"Bayreuth Festivals since their incep- riddle canon. Enigmatical certs, 1879, then founded the highly ..."
2. Beethoven's Letters: A Critical Edition : with Explanatory Notes by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alfred Christlieb Kalischer, John South Shedlock (1909)
"riddle canon. [These two Canons, published in the B. and H. critical edition, were written by Beethoven in the album of his young English friend, Neate, ..."
3. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"Also called canone infinito. canon, resolved See resolved canon. canon, riddle See riddle canon. canonic imitation Strict imitation of one part by another, ..."
4. A Dictionary of Musical Terms: Containing Upwards of 9,000 English, French by Theodore Baker (1895)
"... less highly developed, usually built up as a sort of fantasia on original motives.—2. See Fugue. Riddle-canon. See Canon, enigmatical. Ridot'to (It.) i. ..."