Spreckels Organ Society

Concert program – Jan. 7 at 2 p.m.

Welcome the new Civic Organist, Raúl Prieto Ramirez, who will play the following selections:

“America”

   Toccata and Fugue in d minor BW 565         J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

   Danse Macabre        `     Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

  Bohemian Rhapsody    “Queen”

  Batalla Famosa        Anonymous (Spain: 16/17C)

 

   Finale (from Sonata N.1 Op.42)

         Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

 

The National Anthem

 

Sunday January 7 at 2 p.m.

Welcome newly-named Civic Organist Raul Prieto Ramirez at his first regular Sunday concert! The organ concert goes for one hour. Musical selections to be announced.

Concert program for Jan. 1, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Jared Jacobsen, Former San Diego Civic Organist
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR SPRECKELS!”
Welcome – Dale Sorenson, Spreckels Organ Curator
“America”
Grand Choeur
Guy Weitz (1883-1970)
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, S. 565
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Caprice Viennois
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
-transcribed by Jared Jacobsen
Fête
Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
REMARKS FROM THE SPRECKELS ORGAN SOCIETY
AND T.A.C.O., THE THIRD AVENUE CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION
The Voice of the Chimes
Alexandre Luigini (1850-1906)
-arranged by Humphrey John Stewart (1856-1932), San Diego’s First Civic Organist, 1915-1932
Berceuse and Finale from L’Oiseau de Feu, “The Firebird”
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
-transcribed by Maurice Besly
Variations on an American Air
traditional tune, arranged by Porter Heaps and Jared Jacobsen
America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

Concert program for 2 p.m. on Dec. 31

Sunday, December 31, 2017
Jared Jacobsen, Former San Diego Civic Organist
“SPRECKELS ORGAN 101″
Welcome – Dale Sorenson, Spreckels Organ Curator
“America”
Fanfare and Gothic March
Guy Weitz (1883-1970)
The Voices of the Spreckels Organ:
flute stops:
The Squirrel (Scherzino)
Powell Weaver (1890-1951)
principal stops:
Allegro from Concerto in A Minor
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
string and celeste stops:
Ave Maria, Op. 104/ii
Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
reed stops:
The Prince of Denmark’s March
Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674-1707)
The Emperor’s Fanfare
Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
the ’toy counter’:
Malagueña from Andalucia (Suite Espagnole)
Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963), arranged by Jared Jacobsen
REMARKS FROM THE SPRECKELS ORGAN SOCIETY
Chopsticks for Organ
traditional melody, arranged by Robert Ampt (20th cent.)
Sunshine–Toccata from Longwood Sketches
Firmin Swinnen (1885-1972)
America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

Christmas Eve Concert program

at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, former Civic Organist Jared Jacobsen will play and Ross Porter will lead the audience for a Christmas Carol sing-along.

“HOLIDAY MUSIC, Part 2″
“America”
Toccata on “Vom Himmel Hoch”
Garth Edmundson (1892-1971)
Carol Rhapsody
Richard Irven Purvis (1913-1994)
“Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine”
arranged by Keith Chapman (1945-1989)
Chorale Prelude on “Silent Night”
Samuel Osborne Barber II (1910-1981)
 
Dieu Parmi Nous
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1922)
“Good King Wenceslas”*
Richard Elliott (b. 1962)
*with apologies to Peter I. Tchaikovsky
CHRISTMAS CAROL SING-ALONG
“Hallelujah” (from Messiah)
G. Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
America’s National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner