Jean Francaix’s Cannon in Octave is a delightfully ostentatious work.  It is a one movement work in ternary form that is filled with syncopation and numerous accidentals.  The syncopated rhythms can cause difficulty for younger students who have yet to develop strong rhythmic skills.  It may be difficult for younger students to align their part with the piano accompaniment.  This piece also requires precise execution of differing articulations.  In spite of its challenges, this flashy work makes a great opener or closer for a recital.


Composer Francaix, Jean
Dates (1912-1997)
Duration 2:00
Horn Range B3 to G5
Level DIfficult
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques N/A
Era/Style 20th Century
Country/Region France
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Hard
Movements One Movement