In a career spanning more than 70 years, Juan Orrego-Salas composed a broad variety of works, from sonatas and symphonies to operas and music for film. Much of his music was neoclassical in style. He composed plenty of commissions, writing music for various universities and foundations, orchestras like the Louisville Orchestra and the National Symphony of Washington. D.C., the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as numerous other organizations, musical groups, and individuals. His internationally recognized music won prizes at the Festivales de Música Chilena four times (1948, 1950, 1952, 1998), and the Olga Cohen Prize twice (1956, 1958), among others.
Here are two recordings of Days of God, op. 73 both performed with the Indiana University Oratorio Chorus:
- The Indiana University performance conducted by Jan Harrington prior to the premier, recorded on October 27, 1976 at the Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana.
- The national premier, conducted by Antal Dorati, recorded on November 2, 1976 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.