Trying to sort out mixed up organ music sheets while playing live in public is like conducting 2/4 and 3/4 meter with both hands at the same time. You think you practiced it a hundred of times but the minute you switch hands - you feel hopeless again.
I'll never stop being amazed by organists who survived such situation twice in the same recital. After one such piece why can't they check if ALL of their pieces are in the correct order?
"I think I can get through this page alright without looking. I'm sure after that every sheet will be in order. Never mind, here comes a page from the middle of the fugue. Only the faint-hearted double-check everything before the performance. Not to worry, lighting doesn't strike twice at the same spot. Actually it does. Oops."
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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.