Spreckels Organ Society

Program for Sunday Apr 7 at 2 p.m.

Free hour-long Organ Concert by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez, featuring the following selections:

America the Beautiful
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
               Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
Fred Stansfield/Raul Prieto Ramirez
The EXPO Official March arranged for pedals alone
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Variations on: Onder een linde groen WsWV 325
Camille Saint-Saësn (1835-1921)
Danse Macabre (arr. E. Lemare)
-Audience award from last Sunday
Movie time!
 That’s Entertainment – La, la Land – I Could Have Danced All Night
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)
 Sonate for organ in B Major Op.65 N.4
Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
 Sonate N.1 in D manor Op.42
(Come back for the next two weeks to hear more great music by Alexandre Guilmant)
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March 31: The All Bach’s Music Sunday at 2pm

Join San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez on a musical-historical journey, Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday

 This concert is designed as an accessible way to dive into the music and life of the unquestionably best music composer in history. Concert will include music performed and narration of vicissitudes and real documents surrounding Bach’s daily life –including his own handwritten letters.

 The young Bach who lost his job for pursuing his dreams

Prelude and fugue in C BWV 531


The man trying to understand the world with his deep religiousness

Prelude Chorals:

Sorrow: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659

Joy: In dir ist Freude BWV 615


The unquestionable virtuoso who scared away the presumptuous French and Italians

Toccata – Adagio – and Fugue in C Major BWV 564


The heartbreaking death of his first wife

Fantasia in g minor BWV 542


Finishing out his last words, blind, dictating notes on his deathbed (according to Forkel, 1802)

Prelude Choral: Vor deinem Thron tret ich BWV 668


But never forget his dark hilarious sense of humor –his antidote for this world of nonsense-

Prelude and fugue in D Major BWV 532


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Concert program: Sun. Mar 24

At 2 p.m., enjoy a free hour-long Organ Concert by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez will feature the following musical selections:

J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata in C major BWV 565
M. E. Bossi (1861-1925)
Scherzo in g minor
J. Cabanilles (1644-1712)
Corrente italiana
J.S.Bach (1685-1750)
Liebster Jesu… BWV 731
C.Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Danse Macabre (arr. Lemare)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Clair de lune (arr. RPR)
C.Franck (1822-1890)
Piéce heroïque
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Saturday March 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 20 choirs will be offering a free public concert, thanks to the San Diego Choral Consortium. Details here.



Concert Program for Sunday March 17

San Diego Civic Organist Raul Prieto Ramirez will offer a free concert at 2 p.m. featuring the following musical selections:


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Improvisation Op. 150 N. 7

J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Fugue in D major BWV 532/2

Movie time!
New York, New York

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

César Franck (1822-1890)
Piece Héroïque

Camille Saint-Saëns
Rhapsody Op. 7 N. 1
-audience favorite from last Sunday-

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Finale, from Symphony VI Op. 42 N. 2

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