cancrizans


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cancrizans

(ˈkænkrɪˌzæns; ˈkæŋ-)
adj
(Classical Music) See crab canon
[Medieval Latin: moving backwards, from cancrizāre to move crabwise]
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According to Daniel Robbins, Vogler is among those who "have some peripheral roles in the development of keyboard performance practice," with specific reference to the sort of keyboard ornamentation displayed by the cancrizans (The History of Music Theory: 1700-1850: An Outline, available at http://www.
Browning, who displays his knowledge of eighteenth-century music in "A Toccata of Galuppi's" in Men and Women (1855), and who displays his knowledge of musical symbolism in "Abt Vogler," which appears in the Dramatis Personae volume, doubtless knew of the eighteenth-century form of the cancrizans, or crab canon, which takes the general canonic principle of repetition by contrapuntal inversion and modifies it to the principle of repetition by retrogression.