Spreckels Organ Society

Sunday December 10 program

At 2 p.m.,

Organist Stephen Price of the First United Methodist Church presents the following musical selections:
Ballo del Granduca, SwWV 319                                Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Vêpres du commun des fêtes de la Sainte Vierge          Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
Ave Maris Stella” 
I. When the Salutation Gabriel Had Spoken
II. Jesus Tender Mother, Make Thy Supplication
III. So Now as We Journey, Aid Our Weak Endeavor
IV. Amen
“Now Come, Savor of the Nations”, BWV 659                Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Fugue (Gigue) in G Major, BWV 577
From the Third Sonata
II. Chaconne                                                                     Raymond Daveluy (1926-2016)
From the Six Canonic Etudes, Op. 56                               Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
IV. Canon in A-flat Major
V. Canon in B Minor
 “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella”                                   Arr. Keith Chapman (1945-1989)
The National Anthem

Concert program: sunday Nov. 26

For the weekly 2 p.m. concert, Organist Alison Luedecke welcomes the Spreckels Organ Society/AGO Scholarship Winners Naya Del Val, Stephen Priest, and Lauren Abbott


Now Thank We All our God – Michael Burkhardt

Novice Division Winner:
Trio on “When Love is Found” – Randolph Currie
Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
Prelude in F Major, BWV 556 – J. S. Bach
Naya Del Val, organist

Intermediate Division Winner:
Short Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 558 – J. S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 568 – J.S. Bach
Stephen Priest, organist

Advanced Division Winner:
God of Grace, Op. 14 – Paul Manz
Prelude in C Minor, Op. 37 – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Two Chorales: – J.S. Bach
Wen nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 642 – J.S. Bach
Christ, der ein’ge Gottes-Sohn, BWV 601 – J.S. bach
Lauren Abbott

Suite Breve – Craig Phillips
i. Prelude (for the Foundations)
ii. Impromptu (for Flutes and Mutations)
iii. Fanfare (for the Reeds)
iv. Lament (for the Strings)
v. Epilogue (for Full Organ)

Symphonie I: vi. Final – Louis Vierne

Star Spangled Banner

Concerts coming up

 The Spreckels Organ plays every Sunday, rain or shine, at 2 p.m for a free public concert in the heart of Balboa Park. Here’s what’s on the schedule:

Holiday schedule:

Saturday, Nov. 25 – Community Christmas Center opening – 2 to 9 p.m. on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Organist: Robert Plimpton will play at 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 26 – Organist Alison Luedecke hosts the 2017 scholarship winners Lauren Abbott, Stephen Priest, and Naya Del Val.

Friday, Dec. 1 – December Nights opening – The Spreckels Organ plays at dusk to launch San Diego’s finest holiday celebration throughout Balboa Park, now in its 40th year! The park-wide holiday celebration is from 3 to 11 p.m. on Friday, and noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Details at www.balboapark.org/december-nights

 The Del Cerro Baptist Church “Christmas Story Tree” will be set up on the Pavilion stage as of December 1, with a schedule of tableaux vivant presentations through the evening of Sunday December 3, with a final performance 5:15 p.m.

 Sunday, December 3 – Russ Peck plays Christmas favorites, and Ross Porter will sing.

Sunday, December 10 – Stephen Price is the featured organist

Sunday, December 17 – Organist to be announced

Sunday, December 24 – Organist to be announced

Sunday, December 31 – Organist to be announced

Monday, January 1, 2018 – New Year’s Day Concert at 2 p.m.

Program for Sunday Nov 19

At 2 p.m. the weekly free organ concert will feature Civic Organist Emeritus Robert Plimpton, with guest artist Marco Labastida, tenor. Musical selections:


  Alla Marcia                                                      Robert Elmore (1912-1983)              

   Finale (Symphony 4)                         Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)              

Robert Plimpton

   Amapola                                                                                         A. M. Lacalle

   Mi Canción                    Maria Grever

   Adios dijiste (from “Maravilla”)            F. Moreno Torroba

Marco Labastida

    Danza Espagnola, for organ               Ramón Noble (1920-1999)

    Dime que sí              Alfonso Esparza Oteo

    Spanish Eyes            Bert Kaempfert

    Concert Samba for Organ                Joe Utterback (b. 1944)

    Granada                 Augustin Lara

    National Anthem


Program for Sunday Nov. 12

At 2 p.m., Former San Diego Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen offers Music for Veterans Weekend:

Variations de Concert, opus 1
Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
The Graceful Ghost Rag
William Bolcom (b. 1938)
– arranged for organ by Jared Jacobsen
Cortège et Litanie
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
“Yankee Doodle”
arranged by Fred Feibel (1906-1978)
Pièce Héroïque
César Franck (1822-1890)
Armed Forces Medley
arranged by Joyce Eilers (1941-2009)
-transcribed by Jared Jacobsen
The Star Spangled Banner: Concert Variations
Dudley Buck (1839-1909)
– transcribed by Jared Jacobsen
America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner