Have you ever tried to play the hymn tune in the pedals at the 2' pitch level? This is an interesting technique which was very common for playing chorales in the Baroque period. Today I would like to share with you this arrangement of the tune Herzliebster Jesu ("O Dearest Jesu, What Law Has Thou Broken") which is very suitable for Lent.
This exercise in reality lets the hymn tune be heard in the soprano voice played by the pedals two octaves lower. The bass part can be played on a different manual than the alto and the soprano using 16' and 8' stops.
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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.