Spreckels Organ Society

Concert program for Sunday Jan. 13

San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez will offer a free hour=long concert at 2 p.m. featuring the following musical selections:


J.S.Bach (1685-1750)
Adagio and fugue in C major BWV 564/2 & 3

Movie time!
That’s Entertainment – Moonlight Serenade – La La Land – Climb Every Mountain

Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749)
From his first book of organ, 1714
Basse et dessus de trompete
Recit en duo
Dialogue sur le Grand Jeu

J.S.Bach (1685-1750)
Piece for pedals alone

Félix Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Adagio & Finale from his first sonate in D minor

National Anthem

Concert Program for Jan. 6, 2019

Enjoy a free hour-long Organ Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday by San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus Robert Plimpton, honoring the 104th year of the Spreckels Organ with the following musical selections:

America the Beautiful – arrangement R. Plimpton
Toccata and Fugue in d minor – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Spanish Military March (1922) – Humphrey Stewart (1856-1932)
                            San Diego’s first “City Organist”
Toccata on Auld Lang Syne – Pierre Camonin (1903-2003)
Balboa Park Suite: A Celebration of Many Peoples – Michael Burkhardt (b. 1957)
             Commissioned by the Spreckels Organ Society (1994)
    in honor of the 80th anniversary of the Spreckels Organ
 1. Theme and Variations: Simple Gifts
 2. Two Korean melodies: Arirang and Bai
 3. Carol Miniature: Puerto Rican Carol
The Chrysanthemum Rag – Scott Joplin (1895-1917) An African-American Intermezzo
Centennial Spreckels Fanfare – Carol Williams
  Composed in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Spreckels Organ
 Dedicated to George Hardy, and first performed on Dec. 31, 2014
Andantino in D-flat – Edwin H. Lemare (1865-1934)
Toccata – F. de la Tombelle (1854-1928)
The National Anthem

Concert Program for Tuesday, Jan. 1

Former San Diego Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen will play at 2 p.m. on New Year’s Day for an hour-long concert – free to the public – celebrating the birthday of the Spreckels Organ. “THE GREAT SPRECKELS ORGAN: 104 YEARS YOUNG!”


The Modal Trumpet
Frederick Karam (1926-1978)

Cyril Jenkins (1889-1978)

Caprice Viennois
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
-transcribed by Jared Jacobsen

Introduction and Fugue from Sonata Éroïca, opus 94
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

The Ride of the Valkyries from the music-drama Die Walküre
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, S. 565
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
-transcribed for the Spreckels Organ by Jared Jacobsen

one more present under the tree:
“Good King Wenceslas”
Richard Elliott (b. 1957), with apologies to Peter I. Tchaikovsky

An Organic Birthday Torte
arranged by Dan Miller (b. 1954)

America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

Concert Program for Sunday Dec. 30

Free hour-long Organ Concert by Russ Peck, featuring the following selections:


 2–“Sound Off” by John Philip Sousa
 3–A Medley of Latin American Classics:
     A–“Tu” by Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes
     B–“La Golondrina” by Narciso Serradell Sevilla
     C–“La Cumparsita” by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
 4–“Golden Rain” by Émile Waldteufel
 5–A Pair of Holiday Instrumentals
     A–“Winter” by Albert Gumble
     B–“JIng-A-Ling, Jing-A-Ling” by Paul Smith
 Selections from the American Songbook, with Ross Porter, baritone:
 1–“Top Hat” by Irving Berlin
 2–“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” by Frank Loesser
 3–“Blue Champagne” by Watts, Ryerson, and Eaton
 4–“April in Paris” by Harburg and Duke
 5–“Dance, Ballerina, Dance” by Russell and Sigman
 6–“It’s Only a Paper Moon” by Rose, Harburg, and Arlen
 7–“I Concentrate on You” by Cole Porter
“The Star Spangled Banner”

Program for Sun Dec 23

At 2 p.m., enjoy a free hour-long Organ Concert with Organist Alison Luedecke, joined by baritone Ross Porter who will lead the audience in singing the selections marked with an asterisk* —

Il est Ne le Divin Enfant – Noel Goemanne (1926-2010)
*The First Noel
 Chorale Prelude – John Leavitt (b. 1956)
 *Audience- Sing 1 verse
*Angels We Have Heard on High
 *Audience Sing 1 verse
 Toccatina – Richard Elliott (b. 1957)
Carol medley – Robert E. Smith (b. 1951)
 Puer nobis
 Good King Wenceslas
“It Came upon the Midnight Clear”
 *Audience Sing 1 verse
 Chorale Prelude – Craig Phillips (b. 1961)
Votre bonte grand Dieu – Claude Balbastre (1724-1799)
Medley of Noels – Jean Francois Dandrieu (1682-1738)
“O Come, All Ye Faithful”
 *Audience Sing 1 verse
 Nocturne – Charles Callahan (b. 1946)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Joy to the World
* Audience Sing 1 verse
Toccata – Craig Phillips
The National Anthem