(con't from Part V)
For those organists who are blessed with having a practice instrument at home with a full-sized pedalboard, the issue of what to do with the organ shoes (if the organist wears them) can become problematic in that they must be transported back and forth.
If the organ shoes are simply left at the console where the organist plays publicly, they will be unavailable for home practice ... unless the organist wishes to invest in an identical pair for home use, in which case, even then, there will be a preference for one pair or the other.
If the organist takes the organ shoes home each time, then the shoes will need to be changed when it's time to play publicly.
A conventional shoe box becomes unwieldy in this situation because the lid is loose, it must be tied or banded shut since it has no handle, and it's bulky to carry along with a briefcase or any other items.
In this situation a special, easy to carry, zippered tote bag made for shoes (photo) constructed of durable material having a handle, side vent, and zippered side compartment (for shoe horn, spare shoestrings, etc.) is an essential tool -- perfect for transporting those organ shoes.