You may remember how several days ago I shared with you a video with my improvisation on Lithuanian Christmas carol "Sveikas, Jėzau gimusis" which received a few requests for the sheet music because some people wanted to play this improvisation themselves.
Since I don't have a sheet music for this video (this was an improvisation), today I would like to give you at least a harmonization of this tune. It was created by the prominent Lithuanian composer, organist, pedagogue and choir conductor Juozas Naujalis (1869-1934).
I hope you will enjoy it and try your hand at transposing it to the five closely related keys of the A major scale (E major, C# minor, F# minor, B minor, and D major) and create a Coda at the end. You can even try to put the tune in the tenor voice for some verses (for this trick to work you have to switch the soprano with the tenor), if you want more variety.
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Download paper manuals and pedals, print them out, cut the white spaces, tape the sheets together and you'll be ready to practice anywhere where is a desk and floor. Make sure you have a higher chair.