The marriage of instinct and ingenuity: canonic writing in the music of Hendrik Hofmeyr

Published in: Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa
Volume 14, issue 1-2, 2017 , pages: 15–52
DOI: 10.2989/18121004.2017.1415657
Author(s): James MaySouth African College of Music,


Hendrik Hofmeyr’s interest in contrapuntal textures is evident in most of his works. Few recent composers have made such abundant use of canonic writing in their music as Hofmeyr. This article investigates his use of both conventional and innovative types of canon in works selected from his complete oeuvre.

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