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Recordings of Works by Sandra Milliken

My compositions are now widely performed by choirs around the world and several choirs have included recordings of my works on their CD releases..

The CDs listed below are those that I am aware of that include one or more recordings of my compositions. No offence is intended to those other choirs who have included recordings on their CDs, but whose titles do not appear below. If you would like to contact me and provide the relevant details, I would be most pleased to include them in the listing.

The recording artists include The Queensland Youth/Show Choir (Australia), Canticum Chamber Choir (Australia), Klemetti Institute Female Choir (Finland), Redbridge Music School (London), Cambrian Youth Choir (Australia), Ensemble Vocal Ganymede (Canada), Bella Voce Women’s Choir of Vermont, Canto con Fuoco (The Netherlands), Merikosken Laulu (Finland), Oslo Vocalis (Norway), Las Cantates (New Mexico) and Chorus Iuvenalis (Finland).

I hope you can take the time to browse through these recordings. Perhaps amongst the many titles you may come across something to add to your own repertoire. Enjoy!

 

CD cover for New Leaves

NEW LEAVES

The Queensland Youth Choir
Conductor: Sandra Milliken

This recording was conceptualised as a promotion of new Australian music. It is an eclectic mix of works by Australian composers and arrangers that were commissioned by, or written especially for the choir; that were arranged specifically for the recording; or that had not previously been widely recorded in Australia.

Available from:
The Queensland Show Choir
PO Box 740, Fortitude Valley Qld 4006, Australia
Tel: +61 7 3257 4905
Email: admin@queenslandshowchoir.com.au
Web: The Queensland Show Choir

 

Track List

  1. Gawura – Dan Walker
  2. Bora Ring – Sandra Milliken 
  3. Three Australian Bush Songs – Iain Grandage
  4. Sesere Eeye – Trad. arr. Mark O’Leary
  5. Waiting for the Sun – Sandra Milliken
  6. Songs of Australia – arr. Kathy Hirche
  7. The Lord is My Shepherd – Jason Barry-Smith
  8. Ave Maria – Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
  9. Kyrie – Reijo Kekkonen
  10. On suuri sun rantas – Trad. arr. Matti Hyökki
  11. Rock Song – Sandra Milliken
  12. Banana – Trad. arr. Mark O’Leary
  13. The Colonial Boys – arr. Kathy Hirche
  14. Down Under – Strykert / Hay
CD Cover for Ruby Seasons

RUBY SEASONS

Cambrian Youth Choir
Musical Director: Berniece Hicks OAM

This CD was produced in 2009 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Cambrian Youth Choir, one of several ensembles that make up the Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir. The choir was founded in 1969 by Blodwyn Whitehead OAM who continued with the choir until 1996. It was Blodwyn who provided the foundation of Welsh musical culture and world-renowned reputation that is still with the choir today.

Available from:
The Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir
PO Box 4, Ipswich Qld 4305, Australia
Tel: +61 7 3282 1088
Email: info@cambrianchoir.org.au
Web: The Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir Inc.

     

    Track List

    1. Celebrating the Seasons – Andy Beck
    2. Let there be Music – Sally K Albrecht
    3. There is a Season – Greg Gilpin
    4. Magnify the Light – Carl Strommen
    5. Viva la Musica – Sandra Milliken
    6. The Rose – Amanda McBroom
    7. Rhythm of Life – Cy Coleman arr. Richard Barnes
    8. Lullabye – Billy Joel arr. Mac Huff
    9. When the Sun Goes In – Trad. arr. Greg Gilpin
    CD cover for In Paradisum

    IN PARADISUM

    Canticum Chamber Choir
    Director: Emily Cox

    Canticum Chamber Choir is an independent semi-professional chamber choir based in Brisbane, Australia. It was formed in 1995 with Emily Cox as its founding Music Director. The choir performs a diverse repertoire from the renaissance and baroque periods through to music of the late 20th century and contemporary composers, and has been proud to premiere many works. In 2005 Canticum was selected to be a guest choir at the 7th World Symposium on Choral Music held in Kyoto, Japan.

    Available from:
    Canticum Chamber Choir
    PO Box 3029, Tarragindi Qld 4121, Australia
    Email: contact@canticum.org.au
    Web: Canticum Chamber Choir

     

    Track List

    1. Before the Morning Star – Ian McKinley
    2. In Paradisum – Sandra Milliken
    3. Capricornia – Gerard Brophy
    4. Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep – Joseph Twist
    5. John Shaw Neilson Triptych – Christopher Willcock
    6. Three Australian Bush Songs – Iain Grandage
    7. Australian folk songs – arr. Ian McKinley
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    COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS

    Ensembles of the The Queensland Youth Choir
    Conducted by Sandra Milliken, Rhonda Coady, Marion Wood, Tammy and James Kilpatrick
    with guest artists Simon Gallaher and Jason Barry-Smith

    The collective ensembles of the Queensland Youth Choir have had a long history of performing Christmas carols and songs at a significant number of events and venues across the city of Brisbane. This recording brings together a collection of some of their Yuletide favourites.

    Available from:
    The Queensland Show Choir
    PO Box 740, Fortitude Valley Qld 4006, Australia
    Tel: +61 7 3257 4905
    Email: admin@queenslandshowchoir.com.au
    Web: The Queensland Show Choir

     

    Track List

    1. Colours of Christmas – Craig Allister Young
    2. See the Baby Boy – Sandra Milliken
    3. Red and Green Christmas – Nadia Cattouse
    4. Golden Kangarooc Garrison Valentine
    5. Six White Boomers – Rolf Harris
    6. The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy – Trad. arr. Hatfield
    7. When Christmas Comes to Town – Glen Ballard
    8. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Johnny Marks
    9. African Noel – Ronald Kaufmann
    10. There is No Rose – Benjamin Britten
    11. O Tannenbaum – Trad. arr. William Bohn
    12. Blue Christmas – Billy Hayes arr. Mac Huff
    13. Bambino – Tom Springfield
    14. Walking the the Air – Howard Blake
    15. Let it Snow / Winter Wonderland – Blake arr. Billingsley
    16. Christmas Song – Torme & Wells arr. Audrey Snyder
    17. Angels Keep Rejoicing – Doug Holk
    18. O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam arr. Alan Slater
    CD cover for Glorious Seasons

    GLORIOUS SEASONS

    Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont
    Artistic Director: Dawn O Willis
    Email: director@bellavocevt.org
    Web: Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont

    This CD has selections from every season including Spring and Summer from Gustav Holst’s Two Eastern Pictures with harp; Daniel Hall’s haunting Indian Summer with piano and oboe; and a variety of Christmas pieces including Randol Alan Bass’ Christmas Flourish and Gloria for women’s voices, brass quintet, organ, and percussion. Glorious Seasons also contains several unaccompanied pieces by Australian composer, Sandra Milliken.

    Available from:
    Amazon
    CDBaby

     

    Track List

    1. Alleluia – Charles Callahan
    2. Spring from Two Eastern Pictures – Gustav Holst
    3. The Rose of Sharon – Thomas Juneau
    4. Indian Summer – Daniel J. Hall
    5. Cantate Domino – Sandra Milliken
    6. Os Justi – Eleanor Daley
    7. El Romantón – Francisco Muro, arr. Miguel Astor
    8. Sing Me to Heaven – Daniel E. Gawthrop
    9. Veniki – arr. Milan Uherek
    10. Dona Nobis Pacem – Sandra Milliken
    11. Hodie Christus Natus Est – Sandra Milliken
    12. Dormi Jesu – Sandra Milliken
    13. I Saw Three Ships – arr. Tom T. Shelton
    14. Still, Still, Still – arr. Ken Berg
    15. Nativity Carol – John Rutter
    16. Gloria – Randol Bass
    17. Christmas Flourish – Randol Bass
    CD cover for Spectrum

    SPECTRUM

    Las Cantantes Women’s Choir
    Director: Maxine Thevenot
    Raven Recordings Cat. #938
    Email: thevenot@unm.edu
    Web: Las Cantates

    Las Cantantes, the only collegiate women’s choir in the State of New Mexico since 2007, is directed by Dr. Maxine Thévenot. This group is comprised of 18 singers who are selected via audition. This ensemble studies, rehearses and performs the finest literature written for treble voices. The ensemble is, at times, accompanied by other instruments such as the harp, percussion, piano, and pipe organ.

    Available from:
    Raven Compact Disc
    ArkivMusic
    Allmusic

     

    Track List

    1. A Little Jazz Mass – Bob Chilcott
    2. Peace at the Last – Bradley Ellingboe
    3. Prayer for the Gifts – Kinley Lange
    4. Mass in A, op. 126 – Josef Rheinberger
    5. Pues todas las aves vuelan – Paul Carey
    6. The Lone, Wild Bird – Dan Locklair
    7. Improperium – McNeil Robinson
    8. Rise up, my love – Eleanor Daley
    9. Dona nobis pacem – Sandra Milliken
    10. Gabi, gabi – Trad. arr. William C Powell
    11. Kumbaya – Trad. arr. Kirby Shaw
    CD cover for 2012 ACDA Central Division Conference

    2012 ACDA Central Division Conference

    Wheaton College Women’s Chorale
    Director: Mary Hooper
    Web: Wheaton College Women’s Chorale
    and
    Western Michigan University Cantus Femina
    Director: Dee Gauthier
    Web: Cantus Femina

    Wheaton College Women’s Chorale maintains a busy concert schedule on campus and beyond. In addition to ministry in churches around the nation and campus appearances, the Women’s Chorale has appeared in recent years at both regional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).
    Cantus Femina is Western Michigan University’s premiere women’s chorus and each year performs at WMU and in surrounding communities. Cantus Femina sings a wide variety of literature and takes pride in singing newly written contemporary works.

    Available from: 
    Soundwaves
    iTunes

     

    Track List

    1. Fanfare of Praise – Sandra Milliken
    2. Laetatus Sum – Niccola Porpora
    3. I am a little church – Daniel Brubaker
    4. Holy is the Lord – Jeffrey L Ames
    5. Sanctus – Agneta Skold
    6. Braided Lights – Joan Symko
    7. Deus Noster Refugium – Kurt Knecht
    8. Missa in Fa – Jiri Laburda
    CD cover for Songs from the Old and New World

    SONGS FROM THE OLD AND NEW WORLD

    WomenSing
    Artistic Director: Martin Benvenuto
    Email: info@womensing.org
    Web: WomenSing

    Established in 1965, WomenSing draws members from the San Francisco Bay Area. Singing with a vibrant and beautifully blended sound, WomenSing programs include both the traditional and the unexpected, featuring great landmarks of the treble repertoire, seldom-performed works, new music, commissions from nationally recognized composers, and familiar music from all eras. The choir has performed throughout Europe, Asia, Latin and South America, Canada and the United States.

    Available from:
    cdbaby

     

    Track List

    1. Kyrie from Messe Op 126 – Josef Rheinberger
    2. Gloria from Messe Op 126 – Josef Rheinberger
    3. Unseen Secrets – Joshua Fishbein
    4. A Precious Pearl – Lauren McLaren
    5. Day Break – Stephen Paulus
    6. Sea and Sky – Stephen Paulus
    7. Winter, Snow – Carol Barnett
    8. Magnificat – Christine Donkin
    9. Proface, welcome! Derek Holman
    10. Ivy, chief of trees – Derek Holman
    11. Hodie Christus natus est – Sandra Milliken
    12. Weep No More – David N Childs
    13. Wit and Fright – Ryan Harper
    14. Bright Morning Stars are Rising – arr. Shawn Kirchner
    CD cover for O Vos Omnes

    O VOS OMNES

    Ensemble Vocal Ganymède
    Conducted by: Yvan Sabourin
    Web: Ensemble Vocal Ganymède

    The Ensemble Vocal Ganymède, whose members come mainly but not exclusively from the Montréal gay community was created in 1991 by Yvan Sabourin, its current music director. The choir’s mission is to present the classical male-voice repertoire; the better to raise awareness of this music and to provide an image of openness and respect.

    Available from:
    ArkivMusic
    iTunes
    Allmusic
    Amazon

     

    Track List

    1. O Vos Omnes – Pablo Casals
    2. Lux Aeterna – Brian A Schmidt
    3. What then, my Love – Nancy Telfer
    4. Panis Dei – Sandra Milliken
    5. In Remembrance – Eleanor Daley
    6. Ave Maria – Eleanor Daley
    7. Music, when soft voices die – Leonard Enns
    8. Die Nacht – Franz Schubert
    9. Magnificat – Donald M Kedrick
    10. Te, Mater – Jean Papineau-Couture
    11. Natus est Nobis – Tomás Luis de Victoria
    12. O Magnum Mysterium – Morten Lauidsen
    13. Quand vous Morrez de Nos Amours – Gilles Vigneault
    14. Facti Sunt – Marc Antonio Ingegneri
    15. Ave Maria – Luigi Bottazzo
    16. Regnum Mundi – Jacobus Handl
    17. Les Fleurs des Champs – Jacques Ibert
    CD cover for Redbridge Schools Choral Festival

    CHORAL FESTIVAL

    Redbridge Schools Massed Choirs
    Conductors: John Garner, Heather Guard, Martyn Tubb
    Redbridge Music School Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor: Eric Forder

    The 17th Redbridge Schools Choral Festival took place at Royal Albert Hall on 27 March 2008. A massed choir from 43 primary schools and 16 secondary schools (over 1800 singers) took part in the Festival with the Redbridge Music School Symphony Orchestra.

    Available from:
    Redbridge Music Service
    John Savage Centre
    Fencepiece Road
    Hainault
    Ilford Essex IG6 2NB
    Tel: +44 20 8501 3944
    Web: Redbridge Music Service

     

    Track List

    1. National Anthem – arr. Alan Pegrum
    2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Theme – Dennis McCarthy arr. Phil Lawrence
    3. Olympics – Alan Simmons
    4. Tequila – Chuck Rio arr. Paul Lavender
    5. Prelude – Les Chasseresses – Delibes
    6. Anthem – Sandra Milliken
    7. Prince Igor – Choral Dance No 17 – Borodin
    8. Klezmer Item
    9. Refuge – Howard Goodall
    10. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka – Strauss
    11. Irish Blessing – Bob Chilcott
    12. Medley from Misérables – Schönberg arr. Lojeski & Tubb
    13. Jerusalem – Parry arr. Elgar
    CD cover for Prelude

    PRELUDE

    Oslo Vocalis
    Conductor: Vigdis Oftung
    Web: Oslo Vocalis

    Oslo Vocalis was formed in 1988 and is comprised of 25 female singers. It has already had great success in both national and international choir competitions, including Arezzo, Sligo and Athens. The choir performs all over Europe with repertoire ranging from jazz, to folk and church music. ‘Prelude’ presents a collection of some of the most beautiful and inspiring works for choir.

    The music on tise disc features works by major figures like Grieg, Fauré, Holst, and Tveitt, as well as pieces by several lesser known but significant composers, including Ola Gjeillo, György Orbán and the Australian composer and conductor Sandra Milliken.

    Available from:
    iTunes
    Klicktrack Music Store
    Amazon

     

    Track List

    1. Ubi caritas – Ola Gjeilo
    2. Velkomme med æra – Geirr Tveitt
    3. Brudemarsj fra Moss – Terje Norum
    4. Ved Rondane – Edvard Grieg
    5. Messe basse – Gabriel Fauré
    6. Lauda Sion – György Orbán
    7. The Lord is My Shepherd – Javier Busto
    8. O Magnum Mysterium – Frank Havrøy
    9. Dostóyno yest – Pavel Chesnokov
    10. Ave Maria – Gustav Holst
    11. Fanfare of Praise – Sandra Milliken
    12. Prelude – Ola Gjeilo
    CD cover for Autumn Comes

    AUTUMN COMES

    Canto con Fuoco
    Conductor: Jo Louppen
    Email: s.vanderleeuw@gmail.com
    Web: Canto con Fuoco

    Canto con Fuoco, founded in 1983, is a small women’s vocal ensemble from Geleen in the Netherlands. They perform a wide repertoire of secular and sacred music, in different languages, ranging in period from Renaissance to contemporary. Their name means “singing with fire”, which fits perfectly with their music spirit. The group often sings a cappella, but also with instrumental accompaniment.

    Available through:
    Koorcd.nl

     

    Track List

    1. Er ist’s – Hugo Distler
    2. Das verlassene Mägdlein – Hugo Distler
    3. Cantate Domino – Sandra Milliken
    4. Sing for joy! – G.F. Händel
    5. Autumn comes – arr. G. Sommereyns
    6. Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Fauré arr. John Rutter
    7. L’onde est endormie – Cesar Qui
    8. La nuit – J-Ph. Rameau arr. N. Grundahl
    CD cover for Nouse lempi liehumahan

    NOUSE LEMPI LIEHUMAHAN

    Klemetti-Opiston Naiskuoro (KLONK)
    Conducted by Marjukka Riihimäkki

    KLONK comprises approximately 30 active singers who gather each summer from all over Finland to spend a week doing vocal exercises, rehearsing a new program and spending some quality time in excellent company at the Klemetti Institute in the Lake District. During the year KLONK tours two or three cities with its new program, giving splendid concerts before coming together again in the next summer.

     

    Track List

    1. Suvetar – Jenny Wilhelms
    2. Herr Olof – Jenny Wilhelms
    3. Ikävä omia maita – Anna Mari Kähärä
    4. Marjatan Laulu – Jussi Chydenius
    5. Tule kanssani satuun – Jukka Linkola
    6. Kesäyönä – Toni Edelman
    7. Me kuljemme kaikki kuin sumussa täällä – Jussi Chydenius
    8. Tulisit – Anna-Mari Kähärä
    9. Mieli melkiässä – Mia Makaroff
    10. Minum kultani kaunis on – Trad. arr. Anna Mari Kähärä
    11. Läksin minä kesäyönä käymään – Trad. arr. Jussi Chydenius
    12. Tango in 5 – Sandra Milliken
    CD cover for Olennainen

    OLENNAINEN

    Merikosken Laulu
    Conducted by Marita Pasanen
    Web: Merikosken Laulu

    The Merikosken Laulu ladies choir, was established in 1947 and today it is home to more than 50 singers. The choir and its various ensembles perform at, and participate in, music events and festivals throughout Finland as well as abroad.Their conductor since 2001 has been Marita Pasanen, is a versatile professional musician – conductor, composer and a classic singing teacher. Merikosken Laulu has released three recordings. The most recent, ”Olennainen”, was recorded in 2008 – a spiritual record where women of different ages come together with a passion, energy and love of singing.

    Available from:
    Fuga Musiikki Oy

     

    Track List

    1. Herää sydämeni – Trad.
    2. Katson virran kalvohon – Leevi Madetoja
    3. Panis Dei – Pekka Kostiainen
    4. Ave Maria – Teuvo Tikka
    5. Dormi, Jesu! – Milliken, Sandra
    6. Herra, minun valoni – Juhani Komulainen
    7. Pidä minusta kiinni – Jaakko Löytty
    8. Bred dina vida vingar – Björn Ståbi
    9. Lova Gud i himmelshöjd
    10. Kanteleeni – Kreeta Haapasalo
    11. Rukous – Mooses Putro
    12. Iltarukous – Trad. Soifie Lithenius
    13. Sus siunaa – Juha Holma
    14. Illalla – Heino Kaski
    15. Ei mitään multa puutu – Trad. Leevi Madetoja
    16. Credo – Juha Holma
    CD cover for Laulan

    LAULAN!

    Kamarikuoro Camis
    Conducted by Timo Lehtovaara
    and
    Chorus Iuvenalis
    Conducted by Kari Jantunen

    Puolalanmäki Senior High School in Turku, Finland, offers students a comprehensive view and good knowledge of music. Choirs have always been the heart of the school’s music education program. On this CD, the choirs present a collection of familiar and unknown, new and old, peaceful and hilarious choral music from Finland! There are musical images that can be found in every Finn’s soul – images of woods, trees, lakes, starlight, longing, stillness, power, dartboards and potatoes.

    Available from:
    Puolalanmä High School
    Aurakatu 11
    20100 Turku, Finland
    Web: Puolalanmäki Senior High School

    Track List

    1. Laulu perunoiden kiehuessa – Anna-Mari Kähärä
    2. Kuka nukkuu tuutussasi – Anna-Mari Kähärä
    3. Sortunut ääni – Jean Sibelius
    4. Drömmarna – Jean Sibelius
    5. Sydämeni laulu – Jean Sibelius
    6. Illalla – Heino Kaski
    7. Valkea uni – Aarre Merikanto
    8. Metsätieni – Aarre Merikanto
    9. Hyvää yötä – Aarre Merikanto
    10. Nocturne – Heikki Sarmanto
    11. Veret tuli mun silimihini – Trad. arr. Pekka Kostiainen
    12. Hiljaa – Juha Holma
    13. Tango in 5 – Sandra Milliken
    14. Älä lapsi paljon laula – Juha Holma
    15. Kesäpäivä Kankasalla – Gabriel Linsén
    16. Jäven takana – Trad. arr. Aare Joutsenvirta