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This short animation explores the “canon”, a form of musical "round" in which each singer picks up the words and tune of a song after the preceding singer. Through a combination of animation and live action, this lively musical film demonstrates, without dialogue, the many patterns that a canon can take depending on the number of participants and the length of the piece of music in question.

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  • director
    Norman McLaren
    Grant Munro
  • optical effects
    J. Gillissie
  • camera
    Robert Humble
  • sound
    Ron Alexander
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn