I'm working on a piano arrangement of an orchestral piece where there's three "lines"; chords going down, a melody staying in the same register, and another melody going up; the right hand taking care of the latter two. The span between those lines ends up reaching two and a half octaves at the widest (A4 to D7). So to perform this, a player needs to jump around.
In my provisional version, I have the tempo as 33 BPM (in dotted quarter notes) which I would guess still works mechanically; the original orchestral version has a tempo closer to 47 BPM which I think doesn't.
Now, I understand that just marking this with the original tempo indication (Andante rubato) in words, without a number, is more than sufficient to let the player decide with what they are comfortable; this is an expressive part and a wide range of tempi should work, depending on the player's tastes. But, I'm uploading this to Musescore so I need to select a numeric playback tempo that I can be sure is achievable for most non-novice players.
So, how should I judge this? What's a reasonable top sideways speed of a player's hand? For comparison, here's my tempo followed by the orchestral tempo (marked as 50 and 70 BPM based on regular quarter notes, a bit awkward in hindsight): Musescore link