Margaret Sandresky
Margaret Sandresky
Courtesy of Our State Magazine

Still Composing! #2117

. . . a centenary tribute to the talented and long-lived American organist, teacher and composer Margaret Vardell Sandresky (b. 4/28/1921)

Hour One

MARGARET SANDRESKYWedding March in AJack Mitchener (1962 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA) PD Archive (r. 5/14/20)

SANDRESKYL’homme armé MassFrances Norbert/ (1998 Glatter-Götz+Rosales/United Church of Christ, Congregational, Claremont, CA) Raven 550; and Kimberly Marshall (1987 Rosales/Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR) Loft 1021

SANDRESKY:   Dialogue for Organ and Strings –Kansas City Summer Festival Orchestra/Matthew Christopher Shepard; Kimberly Marshall (2011 Casavant/Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO) PD Archive (r. 7/6/18)

Filler – SANDRESKY:  Gloria, fr L’homme armé Mass (Raven 550, #9…see above)

Hour Two

SANDRESKYAllegro (i.), fr Sonata No. 1 (1993) –Margaret Mueller (1956 Aeolian-Skinner, revised/St. Thomas Church, New York, NY) PD Archive (r. 9/14/2003)

SANDRESKY:  The Good ShepherdMarilyn Keiser (1799 Tanenberg/Old Salem Museum, Winston-Salem, NC) PD Archive (r. 5/9/14)

SANDRESKYPrelude, Aria & Finale (on the hymn Kenan)Timothy Olsen (1977 Fisk/Crawford Hall, University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem, NC) Raven 145

SANDRESKYFive Sacred Dances (1998) –Wyatt Smith (1907 Hutchings-Votey+2000 Rosales/Cathedral of St. James, Seattle, WA) PD Archive (r. 3/11/20)

Filler – SANDRESKY:   Dialogue (see above)

Thanks to audio technician Craig Thorson and colleagues Elizabeth Iverson and Steve Griffith for facilitating our remote interview with Ms. Sandresky.

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