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Edinburgh's episcopal cathedral contains an organ originally built in 1879 by Henry Willis to a specification drawn up by Sir Herbert Oakley, then Reid Professor of Music at Edinburgh University. It was the first 'Father' Willis to contain a 16ft Contra Oboe stop.
Robert Hope-Jones provided a detached console in 1897 but, fortunately, made no tonal changes. However, it was comprehensively rebuilt at the start of the 1930s by Harrisons in the manner of the time, ie revoiced reeds with harmonic trebles, increased wind pressures, enclosed Choir Organ and electropneumatic action.