I have a question about one of the pieces in this volume, called The Evening Bell. When I learnt this, quite some years ago, my teacher at the time (now my organ teacher) taught me to play it with frequent crossing of left hand over right for the right hand upper parts. The other day I began teaching it to one of my students, and automatically started teaching it to her the way I had learnt it.
She is a thinker, and it occurred to me that she would ask at some point why this was, when either hand could be equally sustained while the right hand moved up instead. (Hope I'm making sense!) So I asked my teacher the reasoning behind this, and his reply was rather non-committal. He suggested looking at it on youtube, which I did, and the only recording I could find was played with the right hand moving up (no cross hands). So my question is, does it matter, and is there any specific reason why one way might work better than the other?
Many thanks in advance for any enlightenment.