I would be interested to know members' views on playing from memory, rather than the score. It still seems to be quite rare for professional organists to do this, whereas professional pianists would be embarrassed to be seen with music on the stand. I'm sure it's better to play from memory, even at my low standard, because the brainpower which was previously reading and deciphering can be devoted to listening instead. Of course, it's not really an either/or situation, because practice is actually a process of partial memorisation, so the printed music becomes a reminder, rather than a complete set of instructions. I find it takes me a long time to memorise even a short piece. Do any members have any interesting techniques to speed up the process?