Spreckels Organ Society

Valentine Collage – Photos

Bob Lang took some fine photos at the February 12 “Valentine Collage” concert by Alison Luedecke and singer Walter DuMelle. See the full set here:


Program for Sunday Feb. 26

At this Sunday’s concert, Martin Green, organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego, will play.the following selections:

America the Beautiful

Prelude, Fuge and Chanconne            Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Danzucas Populares for Organ        Miguel Perez (b. 1976)
Danzuca Mordida
Danzuca de las Hachas
Danzuca de Amor
Danzuca Final

War March of the Priests            Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

Remarks by the Spreckels Orrgan Society

Rondeau from Abdelazer            Henry Purcell (1659-95)

Excerpts from     Capriol Suite            Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
Basse Danse
Mattachins (Sword Dance)

Seconde Sonate, Op. 50: Allegro Vivace    Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

The National Anthem

The concert begins at 2 p.m. Admission is free, as always.

Concert Program for Feb 19: “Americana!”

Former Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen will play the Sunday concert, with thte theme of “AMERICANA!”


Variations on “America” for Organ
Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954)

Prelude (Novelette in Fourths)
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
-transcribed for organ by Jared Jacobsen

“Largo” from The New World Symphony
Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
-arranged for organ by Noel Rawsthorne

The Stars and Stripes Forever!
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
– arranged for organ by E. Power Biggs


St. Louis Blues – A “Hot” Transcription for Organ
W. C. (William Christopher) Handy (1873-1958)
-as played by Thomas “Fats” Waller (1904-1943)

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

The Syncopated Clock
Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
-arranged for organ by Virginia Carrington Thomas

American Rhapsody
Pietro Alessandro Yon (1886-1943)

America’s National Anthem – the Star-Spangled Banner

Between selections Jared Jacobsen provided the organ fans with h

Photos: Bark in Balboa Park 11

With Russ Peck providing the musical backdrop for the Society’s annual partnership day with the San Diego Humane Society, Feb 5 was a day for the dogs at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion! Mike Cox has the photos here:



Sunday: Valentine Collage

On Sunday, February 12, at 2 p.m., organist Alison Luedecke and bass player Walter DuMelle will offer a Valentine Collage

……………………………………..of these musical selections:

    America                                                                   Arr. Christopher Pardini

    Canon in D Major (c. 1680)                                              Johann Pachelbel

   Trumpet Voluntary in D (c. 1700)                                        Jeremiah Clarke

   Bridal Chorus from “Lohengrin” (1850)                     Richard Wagner

   Theme Song from “Love Story” (1970)                                     Francis Lai

   It’s De-Lovely from “Red, Hot, and Blue” (1936)               Cole Porter

   So In Love from “Kiss Me, Kate” (1948)                                 Cole Porter

   All the Things You Are from ”Very Warm for May” (1939)

                                                                                Jerome Kern (Arr. Billy Nalle)

 +++   Special Dedication: Mr. James Buckles   +++

   If Ever I Would Leave You from “Camelot”  (1960)                                                                                                         Lerner and Loewe

    Psalm XIX  (1728)                                                           Benedetto Marcello

  Allegro Maestoso from “The Water Music”                       G. F. Handel

 One Hand, One Heart from “West Side Story” (1956)                                                                                                                   Sondheim and Bernstein

 Lara’s Theme from “Dr. Zhivago” (1965)                           Maurice Jarre

My Funny Valentine from “Babes in Arms” (1937) Rodgers and Hart

A Time For Us from “Romeo and Juliet” (1968)      Kusik, Snyder and Rota

Wedding March from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (1826)       Felix Mendelssohn

 That’s Amore from “The Caddy” (1953)                Brooks and Warren

 Star-Spangled Banner