There is still some way to go with the task of popularising the organ and the work of the organist to the general public. Here is a story to illustrate this point. Some years ago, I was visited at home by a door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salesman. I reasoned that to let him in once would not be the same as making a habit of it and I had ten minutes to spare. I would enjoy finding out how he was going to convince me to buy his wares. In the middle of his speech, no doubt trying to lead me away from my scruples, he asked me what I did for a living. "I'm an organist," I told him. After a moment of silence, he asked me, "Exactly what do you organise?"