Here is a list of recordings that include works by Mark Sirett. For further information about recordings and MP3 files please contact the composer.
Advent: This exceptional German choir directed by Volker Hempfling performs Sirett’s Balulalow (Leslie Music) in their ‘Advent’ CD. Advent
Richard Eaton Singers
In Praise of Music: This CD by Richard Eaton Singers, Edmonton’s symphonic chorus directed by Leonard Ratzlaff, features the major choral work with brass and organ, In Praise of Music, commissioned for the choir for their first concert with the Davies organ at the Winspear Centre for the Performing Arts.
A Festival for Christmas: A Christmas CD by the Richard Eaton Singers, Edmonton includes Waye Not His Cribb (SATB, Boosey & Hawkes)
Cantabile Choirs of Kingston
dreaming of home: Cantabile’s newest CD ‘dreaming of home’ includes three new works by Mark Sirett: The Wild Rover (TBB and piano, Boosey & Hawkes), The Leaving of Liverpool (SSA and piano, Boosey & Hawkes) and Dear Old Ireland (TBB and piano, Boosey & Hawkes).Order CD
in the distant sky: Cantabile Choirs first recording features the Children, Women, and Youth Choirs under the direction of Mark Sirett. Contains a variety of favourite choral repertoire, from English, Scottish and Irish folksongs, to contemporary works. Includes Watane (SSAA and percussion, Boosey & Hawkes) and Un canadien errant (SATB and piano, Kelman Hall). Order CD
A Blessing of Snow: Cantabile’s second CD was released in the fall of 2000. The CD features traditional carols and songs of the season.
‘Blessing of the Snow’ is currently unavailable. Includes Tyrle, Tyrlow (Hinshaw), I heard the bells on Christmas Day
(SATB and organ, Roger Dean), D’ou viens-tu bergere? (SSA and piano, Boosey & Hawkes). Order CD
Youth Singers Live: A compilation of highlights recorded live in concerts by the Cantabile Choirs under the direction of Mark Sirett. Includes Ononyatakaka (SATB and percussion, Kelman Hall). Order CD
All Around the Blooming Heather: The CD includes beloved folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, and Canada’s East Coast, including Go, Lassie Go (SATB and instruments, Boosey & Hawkes), Carrickfergus (TBB and piano, Boosey & Hawkes) and The Spinning Wheel (SSA and piano, ECS Publishing.) Order CD
Reflections was launched in celebration of Cantabile’s 10th anniversary season. The disc is a compilation of live recordings from concerts throughout the years, reflecting on the many highlights of Cantabile’s first decade.
Midwinter, Cantabile’s latest holiday album, six choirs that total 250 voices combine with organ, piano and several guest instrumentalists
in a wealth of Christmas and seasonal music including Song of the Angels (SSAA and percussion, Boosey & Hawkes). Order CD
Elora Festival Singers
‘Songs of Folk and Lore’ by the Elora Festival Singers directed by Noel Edison features folk song arrangements from around the world including Mark Sirett’s arrangement of the Pete Seeger classic Where have all the flowers gone? (Boosey & Hawkes).
I Saw Eternity The newly released Naxos label features music by Canadian composers including Stephen Chatman, Marjan Mozetich and Imant Raminsh. Included is Mark Sirett’s motet Bless the Lord for the Good Land commissioned by the Elora Festival Singers for a Festival of Lessons for Harvest.
Songs of the Stable: The award-winning Halifax Camerata directed by Jeff Joudrey includes Sirett’s Thou Shalt Know Him, Balulalow and Waye Not His Cribb on this Christmas album entitled Songs of the Stable. Halifax Camerata
‘Solace’ by the Halifax Camerata features music of Remembrance and was broadcast on CBC Choral Concert. Included is Mark Sirett’s a cappella motet Veni Sancte Spiritus (Walton Music). Halifax Camerata
Elmer Iseler Singers
Puer natus: Taking the ancient Piae Cantiones plainsong melodies of medieval origin as the inspiration for this CD, the Elmer Iseler Singers have fashioned new and fresh arrangements by many of Canada’s finest composers. Features Mark Sirett’s Waye Not His Cribb (Boosey & Hawkes). Go to website for Puer Natus.
University of Alberta Madrigal Singers
‘Balulalow: Anthems, Carols and Lullabies for Christmas’ (Arktos 99037), recorded in 1999, was awarded the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors National Choral Award in the recording category in 2000. Features Mark Sirett’s Thou Shalt Know Him (Augsburg/Fortress) and Balulalow (Leslie Music). Go to website for Balulalow
East Carolina University Chamber Singers
Eternal Light: This disc by East Carolina University Chamber Singers directed by Daniel Bara includes new sacred works for choir and single instruments and features Mark Sirett’s Veni Sancte Spiritus (Walton Music). Go to website for Eternal Light.
Stetson University Concert Choir
A Candelight Tradition: Recorded from live concerts between 2007-2009, the music reflects holiday traditions from many styles, countries, and historical periods. Features Mark Sirett’s Thou Shalt Know Him (Augsburg/Fortress). Go to website for A Candlelight Traditional
Conrad Grebel Chamber Choir
The album ‘The Spirit Sings’ by the Conrad Grebel Chamber Choir directed by Leonard Enns includes Mark Sirett’s anthem commissioned by Conrad Grebel Chamber Choir, Thy Kingdom Come (Kelman Hall). Go to website for The Spirit Sings.
Vancouver’s award-winning Women’s Choir, Elektra, features Un canadien errant (Kelman Hall) on their most recent CD recording, Pure Elektra.
The Canadian Chamber
Directed by Julia Davids, this recent disc by the Canadian Chamber Choir includes two Sirett compositions: the a cappella motet Wilt Thou Forgive (Canadian International) and a arrangement of the Irish folk song, The Parting Glass (Boosey & Hawkes).
The professional ensemble, Nova Singers from Illinois, conducted by Laura Lane includes Sirett’s Balulalow in their Christmas album entitled There is no Rose. Nova Singers
Bach Children’s Chorus
“Outside the Snow is Falling” by the Scarborough Bach Children’s Choir directed by Linda Beaupre includes the two-part Christmas song Sunny Bank (Hinshaw Music). Order CD
“Go Where I send thee” by the Scarborough Bach Children’s Choir directed by Linda Beaupre includes the Quebecois folk song Canadian Boatsong (GV Thompson/Alfred) Order CD
The Dream Ship: The charming Irish folk song, The Spinning Wheel (ECS Publishing) is includes the CD, “The Dream Ship”by the Scarborough Bach Children’s Choir directed by Linda Beaupre Order CD
St. Mary’s Children’s Choir
Winter Walk 2005 by the St. Mary’s Children’s Choir directed by Eileen Baldwin includes Tyrle, Tyrlow and I heard the bells
The Music In Us 2003 features the treble version of Watane written especially for the St. Mary’s Children’s Choir
Angel Choir 2001 features All Winter Long commissioned by the St. Mary’s Children’s Choir and When Christ Was Born of Mary Free
Oakville Children’s Choir
Poets, Philosphers and Friends includes The Lamb Oakville
Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir, John White, Conductor THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
Rancho Bernardo High School, Lisa Friederichs, conductor IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE
South Bend Chamber Choir, Nancy Menk, Conductor THE WORLD’S DESIRE
Minnesota Boy Choir, Mark Johnson, conductor ALL IS WELL
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
Buffalo Children’s Choir
Lawrence Children’s Choir
Wartburg College Concert Choir
John Brown Cathedral Choir
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Christ Church Cranbrook
Amabile Men London
Iowa State Singers
Bath Abbey England