Margaret Vardell Sandresky, composer
A Celebration of the Music of Margaret Sandresky in honor of her 100th Birthday, led by Rhonda Sider Edgington. Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. This organ program was April 9 at 7:30pm in the Calvin University Chapel on the Dobson Pipe Organ (Op. 44, 1989). Program Video, Notes, and Sandresky Biography LINK
Listen to her PipeDreams episode celebrating her 100th Birthday! LINK
Margaret is the daughter of Dr. Charles G. Vardell, (1893-1962); Dean of Salem College School of Music (1928-1951), whose collection MMF also holds.
Several of her organ works were recorded in 2019 by the Moravian Music Foundation and released on the CD, Sing Hallelujah! Moravian Music for Organ. Performed by Mary Louise Kapp Peeples, organist. more info>>
- Chorale and Fugue on “Sing Alleluia, Christ Doth Live”
- Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice,
- Come Faithful Shepherd Bind Me,
- How Great the Bliss to Be a Sheep of Jesus,
- Meditation: O There’s a Sight That Rends My Heart,
- Variation IV: All My Heart This Night Rejoices,
- Six Variations on a Moravian Theme,
- Jesus Still Lead On,
- Springs of Salvation.