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Our series of organs featured as a result of the 2016 IAO Festival concludes with this mighty "Father" Willis. Willis himself is said to have confided to Sir Walter Alcock (organist here from 1916 to 1947) that he regarded the Salisbury organ as his finest, and during the 1934 restoration Alcock famously refused to allow parts of the instrument to leave the cathedral in case unauthorised alterations were made without his knowledge.
In fact no attempt has been made to "improve" or enlarge the organ during any of the various rebuilds, so it sounds today very much as when first heard in 1877.