Spreckels Organ Society

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

Looking Ahead – Sunday Oganists

Sundays in February –
Feb 12 – Alison Luedecke, hopefully sans scuba gear (see photos of January 22)
Feb 19 – Jared Jacobsen, former San Diego Civic Organist
Feb 26 – Martin Green, organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego

Sundays in March –
March 5 – Robert Plimpton, San Diego Civic Organist Emeritus
March 12 – Jared Jacobsen
March 19 – Russ Peck, House Organist: Symphony Hall and Balboa Theatre
March 26 – Jared Jacobsen

January 15 photos – Carol Williams

It was a pleasure to welcome Carol Williams back to the Pavilion for a Sunday Concert.

Bob Lang’s photos captured the day’s fun – click here to see them.


Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. – Bark in Balboa Park 11

This week’s free organ concert includes “Bark in Balboa Park 11” — where we welcome the San Diego Humane Society’ animal and human volunteers and enjoy a dog parade across the stage. Organist Russ Peck.offers the following selections:
–“Rosalie” by Cole Porter (1891-1964)
–Disney Doggie Medley, to be announced
–“The Swan” from “Carnival of the Animals” – Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
–“Estudiantina” – Emile Wauldteufel (1837-1915)
–Pooches on Parade, featuring “The Whistler and His Dog” – Arthur Pryor (1869-1942)
–“All Things Bright and Beautiful”, traditional, words by Alexander
–“The Washington Post March” – John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
–50’s Hound Hits, to be announced
–We Love Trees!  Medley to be announced
–The National Anthem

Donations accepted at Sunday’s concert will benefit the San Diego Humane Society!

Sunday Jan. 29 concert program

Robert Plimpton, Civic Organist Emeritus

 America the Beautiful   –   arr. R. Plimpton

Trumpet Tune in D Major   –    David N. Johnson (1922-1987)

 Grand Processional March   –    Humphrey John Stewart (1856-1932) (He was San Diego’s first “City Organist”)

Andantino in D-Flat   –   Edwin H. Lemare (1865-1934)

Two Character Pieces:

Donkey Dance –   Robert Elmore (1913-1985)

The Squirrel   –    Powell Weaver (1890-1951)

Prelude and Fugue in a minor    –      Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Suite from “The Sound of Music”  –   Richard Rodgers ((1902–1979)

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand   –    Spiritual, arr. Joe Utterback (b. 1944)

Finale (Symphony 1)   –     Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

The National Anthem