General Conference Music


This summary of conference music is provided for the information of Church members and choir directors.

Saturday Morning, 5 April 1980, Welfare Session

Directed by Donald Ripplinger, with Roy Darley as organist, the congregation sang “Today, While the Sun Shines” (Hymns, no. 215), “Let Us All Press On” (Hymns, no. 98), and “The World Has Need of Willing Men” (Hymns, no. 206).

Saturday Morning, First General Session

The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jarold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Come, O Thou King of Kings” (Hymns, no. 20), “More Things Are Wrought by Prayer” by Warren (H. W. Gray), “A Marvelous Work” by Alexander Schreiner ( * The Choirbook, no. 12), “Praise Ye the Lord” (Hymns, no. 277), “Turn Back O Man” by Hoist (Galaxy), “Song of Praise” by LeRoy J. Robertson ( * The Choirbook, no. 56), and “Lead Me into Life Eternal” (Hymns, no. 141). The congregation sang “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns no. 195).

Saturday Afternoon, Second General Session

A Relief Society Choir from Centerville, Syracuse, Layton, and Kaysville (Utah) regions, directed by Beverly J. Pond, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “An Angel From On High” by John Tullidge, arranged by Marden J. Pond (manuscript; not available), “He is Not Here” by Crawford Gates ( * The Choirbook, no. 30), and “Though Deepening Trials” by George Careless, arranged by Merrill Bradshaw (Hymns for Relief Society Choirs, no. 15). The congregation sang “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 66).

Saturday Evening, General Priesthood Meeting

An Aaronic Priesthood Choir from Jordan, Jordan South, Sandy, Midvale, Crescent, Draper, Taylorsville, and Taylorsville West (Utah) regions, directed by Norman R. Wendel, with organist Roy Darley, sang “O How Lovely Was the Morning” by A. C. Smyth, arranged by Darwin Wofford (manuscript; not available), “I Face the World” by Dan Carter (manuscript; not available), “I Am a Mormon Boy” by Rock Oakeson (manuscript; not available), and “Praise to the Man” arranged by Darwin Wolford (manuscript; not available). The congregation sang “Do What Is Right” (Hymns, no. 27).

Sunday Morning, 6 April 1980, Third General Session

The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist John Longhurst, sang “High On the Mountain Top” (Hymns, no. 62), “Jesus, Savior” by Mozart ( * The Choirbook, no. 33), “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, no. 147), “And Then Shall Your Light Break Forth” by Mendelssohn from Elijah (G. Schirmer), “Hosannah Anthem” by Evan Stephens, arranged by Darwin Wolford ( * The Choirbook, no. 69), and “Hail to the Brightness of Zion’s Glad Morning” (Hymns, no. 182).

The Fayette, New York, Branch Choir, directed by Robert B. Winebrenner, with organist Alma Jean Porschet, sang “The Morning Breaks, the Shadows Flee” (Hymns, no. 269) and “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 196). The congregation sang “Now Let Us Rejoice” (Hymns, no. 118).

Sunday Afternoon, Fourth General Session

The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Roy Darley, sang “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” by Lewis D. Edwards, arranged by Robert C. Bowden (manuscript; not available), “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” arranged by A. Laurence Lyon (Blair Publications), and “God Be with You” (Hymns, no. 47).

The Mormon Youth Chorus and the Fayette, New York, Branch Choir, directed by Robert B. Winebrenner, with organist Alma Jean Porschet, sang “We Ever Pray for Thee” by Evan Stephens, arranged by Darwin Wolford (manuscript; not available). The congregation sang “Come. Come Ye Saints” (Hymns, no. 13).

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