mirror canon

noun

Definition of mirror canon

  1. 1 :  a musical canon (see 1canon 6) that can be performed in retrograde (see 2retrograde 2) as if read from a mirror placed at the end of the staff

  2. 2 :  a musical canon (see 1canon 6) that can be performed in inversion (see inversion 2d(3)) as if read from a mirror placed below the staff

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1952

First Known Use of mirror canon

1952


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