A few days ago I have shared with you my video of Canon in Ab major for organ by Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (1875-1911). Ciurlionis was a genius Lithuanian artist and composer who died at the young age of 35 being a visionary who continue to inspire people for generations to come.
Some people have asked me about the score of this piece. Although I'm playing this Canon as well as his other works for organ from the special organ edition which was published just a few years ago, I found this score of Canon in Ab Major in the original piano notation prepared by Stepas Bidva.
If you want to play it on the organ, simply assign the lowest voice (dotted half notes for the most part) to the pedals (soft 16' and 8' stops). The right hand part with the canon sounds best if played with the solo registration on the separate manual (8' and 4' flutes). For the left hand part choose one or two soft 8' stops.
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Don't have an organ at home?
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.