Spreckels Organ Society

Concert program: Sunday March 26

this week former San Diego Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen plays.his 357th concert on the organ, “MARCHING OUT OF MARCH” with a special appearance by the San Diego Dachshund Club.


The Liberty Bell
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
-transcribed for organ by Joseph M. Linger

“Triumphal March” from the opera Aïda
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
-transcribed for organ by Edwin Henry Lemare

“Bridal Chorus” from the opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
-transcribed for organ by Jared Jacobsen

**Dachshund Club of San Diego: “Walking in Wiener Wonderland”**
Hungarian March
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
-transcribed for organ by Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer

Wedding March Extraordinaire
Martin Setchell (b. 1949)

“Royal March of the Lion” from The Carnival of the Animals
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
-organ transcriber unknown

Siegfried’s Funeral March from the music drama Götterdämmerung
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
-transcribed for organ by Edwin Henry Lemare

March Past Carmen
Andrew Wright (b. 1955)

America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

Sunday March 19 at 2 p.m.

This week organist Russ Peck will be joined by Ross Porter, baritone, who will sing most of the following selections:
Rosalie – Cole Porter
New Sun in the Sky from “The Band Wagon” – Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz
Around a Quarter to Nine from “42nd Street” – Al Dubin & Harry Warren
The Lady’s in Love with You – Burton Lane & Frank Loesser
A Shanty in Old Shanty Town – Ira Schuster, Jack Little, Joe Young
Blue Champagne – Grady Watts & Frank Ryerson
Orchids in the Moonlight from “Flying Down to Rio” – Vincent Youmans, Gus Kahn, Edward Eliscu
Beer Barrel Polka (for the Longhorn) – Jaromir Vejvoda
Poor Butterfly – Raymond Hubbell & John Golden
Dance, Ballerina, Dance – Bob Russell & Carl Sigman
I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Mercer
Tommy Dorsey Medley (with special guest Roy deVries)
Yearning — Blue Moon — Marie
Skylark – Hoagy Carmichael & Johnny Mercer
The National Anthem

Sunday March 12 Concert Program

Sunday’s free weekly organ concert features Former Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen, who presents the following selections in a program titled “DANCING FEET:”


Carillon de Longpont – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Fugue in D, S. 532 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

“The Montagues and Capulets” from Romeo and Juliet – Serge Prokofiev (18 – 1-1953)
-transcribed for organ by Jared Jacobsen (b. 1949)

Concert Study – Pietro Yon (1886-1943)

“Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor” – Remo Giazotto (1910-1998)

Epilogue on a Theme of Frescobaldi for Pedal Solo – Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Fantasy and Fugue on the Name of BACH – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
-performance version by Jared Jacobsen

Toccata from Organ Symphony V – Charles-Marie Widor (1844-3/12/1937)

America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

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: