Spreckels Organ Society

Concert program for Sunday, March 5

San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus Robert Plimpton will play the following selections, beginning at 2 p.m.:

America the Beautiful                                 arr. Robert Plimpton

Spanish Military March                                             Humphrey John Stewart (1856-1932)

A Trumpet Minuet                                               Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)

Prelude in A minor (BWV  543a)              Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

On the Beautiful Blue Danube                  Johann Strauss (1825-1899)

Grand March, from Aida                                          Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Two treasures, from south of the border            `    Ramon Noble (1920-1999)

El Flautista allegre /           Toccatina

Concert Samba for Organ                          Joe Utterback (b. 1944)

Divertissement                                                           Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Thou Art the Rock                                                       Henri Mulet (1878-1967)

National Anthem                                                       arr. Robert P

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: