Compositions of Margaret Vardell Sandresky
(Available from the composer unless otherwise noted)

For Small Ensemble

"Five Shakespeare Songs" for harpsichord, gamba, alto recorder, and soprano
Trio I for Piano, Violin and Cello - 1958 (10 min) - commissioned by Philip Hanes for the dedication
      of the Winston-Salem Arts Council building
Trio II for Piano, Violin and Cello - 1994 (15 min) - commissioned by Reynolda House Museum of
      American Art, published by the Hildegard Press
"Seven Japanese Drawings" for Woodwind Quintet - 1970 (10 min) - published by Prairie Dawg Press
"To the Chief Musician: A New Song," for Flute, Piano, Soprano, Percussion - 1982 - commissioned
      for the dedication of the Scales Fine Arts Center of Wake Forest University
"Dream Images III" for flute, Clarinet, Cello, and Piano - 1985 (5 min)
Sonata for Viola and Piano - 1996 (24 min)
Sinfonia for Organ and Brass Quintet - 1996
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, Brass Quintet - 1991
"Suite for Oboe and Harpsichord" - 2000 - published by Prairie Dawg Press

For Large Ensemble

Margaret Vardell Sandresky's organ concerto Dialogues for Organ and Strings, Christmas Variations on “Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming” for organ and band, and Sinfonia for Organ and Brass Quintet will be published by Wayne Leupold Ed.
"Song for a Peaceful Valley" - 1944
"The Three Marys" - 1945
"Nicole and Roland" - 1946
"Tria" - 1977 (for the Youth Orchestra of the North Carolina School of the Arts)
"Songs of a Nomad Flute," for solo flute and orchestra, also arranged for flute and piano - 1998-99

For Organ

Margaret Sandresky will perform her own work commissioned by Salem College for the rededication of the 1830 Henry Erben organ in the Saal of the 18th century Sisters House in Old Salem on March 2nd, 2008. The piece is a set of six variations on a Moravian hymn (56A in the Gregor catalogue) and is titled "Six Moravian Variations".

Margaret Vardell Sandresky is currently working on two new projects: a volume of moderately difficult organ music for the liturgical year and a large four movement work, "Salem Seasons." .

Complete works published by Wayne Leupold Editions

Volume I

"Die Kön'ge aus Saba Kommen dar"
"Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ"
"Jubilate Deo"
"L'homme armé" Organ Mass
      Introit (Entrada)
      Agnus Dei
"Wedding March"
"Weil die Worte Wahrheit Sind" ("Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice")
"Springs of Salvation"
Toccata: "Veni Creator Spiritus"

Volume II

"Angelus ad Virginem" (The Angel to the Queen of Heaven)
A Wedding Hymn: "Ubi Caritas"
Variations on "Morning Star"
"Sleepers Awake"
"Inward Light"
Prelude on the tune "Truro"
Sonata No. 1 for Organ
      Adagio con moto

Volume III

Festive Music for B flat Trumpet and Organ
Chorales for the Feast of the Annuncation for Flute, B flat Clarinet and Organ
"Seelenbräutigam" ("Jesus Still Lead On")
      Chorale Prelude for Organ with optional brass or choir

Volume IV

Five Sacred Dances
      "Let the children of Zion be joyful in their king. Let them praise his name in the dance"
            (Psalm 149:2,3)
      I. "Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of
            thy countenance" (Psalm 89:15)
      II. "I desire that in every place men should pray, lifting holy hands..." (I Timothy 2:8)
      III. "I will bow down towards your holy temple" (Psalm 138:2)
      IV. "And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the.... of the word are moved with
            the wind" (Isaiah 7:2)
      V. "And David danced before the ark of the Lord" (2 Samuel 6:4)

Volume V

"Piping at the Circus" for solo organ and Narrator, an introduction to the organ for young children.

Volume VI

"Prelude for the Millennium" - 1999
Meditation on "Amazing Grace" - 1996
"Ein' Feste Burg"
"The Good Shepherd" (Four brief chorale preludes on Moravian tunes)
      "The Saviour's Blood and Righteousness"
      "Come, Faithful Shepherd, Bind Me"
      "Jesus, Still Lead On"
      "How Great the Bliss to Be a Sheep of Jesus"
"A Wreath of Carols"
"Six Variations on a Ground Bass" -"For the place where Thou standest is
holy ground"
"Her Children Rise Up and Call Her Blessed" - 1998
"Sleep Thy Last Sleep"

Volume VII

"The Mystery of Faith"
Six variations on "Thy Majesty" - 2001
Psalm 46, "God is our Refuge and Strength" - 2002
"Wondrous Love"
Toccata, "Now thank we all our God" - 2000
Three Devotions on Sicilian Folk Poems:
      "There is a Withered Rose"
      "The Dove and the Olive Branch"
      "Happiness! Happiness!"
Variations on "Lift High the Cross"
Three Pieces for All Saints Day:
      "Prayer for All Saints Day"
      "For All the Saints Who From Their Labors Rest"
      "There is a Land of Pure Delight"

Volume VIII -- solo organ works (not yet published)

"Set Me As a Seal"
"Helena's Wedding March"
"Song of Peace"
"Psalm 100"
"Morning Star: Reflections"

For Harpsichord

"Portraits of Pictures: Three pieces on pictures by Women Artists" - 1988
      Commissioned by Reynolda House Museum of American Art

For Piano Solo

Ricercar: "Arrangement on Five Tones" - 1970's
"Pŕjaro en el Espacio" ("Bird in Space", inspired by a painting of that title by Miró.) - Nov., 2000

For SATB and Organ

"Awake My Heart to Sound His Praise" (Paraclete Press)
"Magnificat and Nunc dimittis"
"Hymn of Praise"
"How Excellent Thy Name"
"By Babylon's Streams" - 1984 (manuscript)
"The Turtle Dove" - 1984 (Paraclete Press)
"Though I Speak with the Tongues of Men and of Angels" - 1997 (Paraclete Press)
"Watchman, Tell us of the Night" - 1999
"Surrexit Christus Hodie," an Easter carol with optional handbells and string quartet - 2000
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock," optional string quartet - 2000
"The Tabernacle of God,: with tenor and cello solos - 2000
"Arise, my love, my fair one" - 2000

For Mixed Chorus, a cappella

"I am the True Vine", SSATB - 1998 (Paraclete Press)
"God Calling Yet", SATB - 2000

For Mixed Chorus and Handbells

"Two Italian Songs"

For Unison Chorus and Keyboard

"King of Glory" - Brodt Music Company

For Women's Chorus

"A Ditty," SA and piano
"A Song for Music," a capella
"Windows," a cantata with organ and harp

For Baritone Solo

Psalm 108: "O God, My Heart is Fixed" - 1998
Psalm 23: "The Lord is My Shepherd" - 1998
Psalm 137: "By the rivers of Babylon" - 1999

For Soprano Solo

"My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord" - H.W. Gray (out of print)
"Song of Ruth" - 2000
"The Seraph and the Poet" - 2000


"Variations On 'Crucifer,'" Sandresky's organ solo played by Margaret Kvamme, has been released on the Albany Label under the title "Sevenfold Gifts", a collection of variations for organ solo.

"An Old Salem Christmas," Scott Carpenter plays my "Morning Star Reflections" on Raven OAR - 869 "L"homme armé" organ mass, played by Frances Nobert
      Raven Label, under the title, "Music She Wrote"
"L'homme armé" organ mass, played by Kimberly Marshall, Loft Record Co.
      title: Divine Euterpe - LRCD 1021
      (Order toll free: 877-783-5638)

"Songs of a Nomad Flute" for solo flute and orchestra, played by Petr Hladik, flute, and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Toshiyuki Shimada on Vienna Modern Masters label:
      VMM 3048 - available from C De Musica 116 North Lake Ave., Albany, NY 12206
      tel. 518-434-0303                email:                 internet:

C O N T A C T             I N F O R M A T I O N

M.V.Sandresky at the 1898 Willis organ in the long library at Blenheim Castle, England
Margaret V. Sandresky can be reached at:

1244 Arbor Rd. #443
Winston-Salem NC 27104 USA

phone: 336-722-4620


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