General Conference Music


This summary of conference music is provided for choir directors and other interested Church members.

Saturday Morning, 4 April 1987 General Session

The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “Hark, All Ye Nations!” by Root/Mönch (Hymns, 1985, no. 264), “Our Savior’s Love” by Gates/Hart (Hymns, 1985, no. 113; arr. Bowden), “Awake and Arise” by Green/Curtis (Hymns, 1985, no. 8), “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” by Allen/Merman, arr. Ringwald (Shawnee Press), “Praise to the Man” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 27), and “How Great Thou Art” by Hine (Hymns, 1985, no. 86; arr. Bowden). The congregation sang “The Spirit of God” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 2).

Saturday Afternoon, 4 April 1987 General Session

The Kearns Region Mixed Choir, directed by Jane K. Poulsen, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “O Love That Glorifies the Son” by Wheelwright (Hymns, 1985, no. 295), “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” by Wallis (Hymns, 1985, no. 58; arr. Lyon, Deseret Book), “With Songs of Praise” by Brown/Allen (Hymns, 1985, no. 71), and “The Love of God” by Dayley/Rodgers (Sonos). The congregation sang “Come, Come, Ye Saints” by Clayton (Hymns, 1985, no. 30).

Saturday Evening, 4 April 1987 Priesthood Session

A combined priesthood institute choir from Logan, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, and Orem, Utah, directed by S. Brent Farley, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “Oh Say, What Is Truth?” by Melling/Jaques (Hymns, 1985, no. 331), “Onward, Ye Peoples!” by Sibelius/Kernochan, arr. Lefebvre (Galaxy Music Corp.), and “Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy” by Bliss (Hymns, 1985, no. 335). The congregation sang “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel” by Thompson (Hymns, 1985, no. 252).

Sunday Morning, 5 April 1987 General Session

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang “All Creatures of Our God and King” by St. Francis of Assisi, arr. Vaughan Williams (Hymns, 1985, no. 62), “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” by Meredith/Thayne (Hymns, 1985, no. 129), “Behold! This Is the Way” by Cundick (manuscript), “Sing Praise to Him” by Schutz (Hymns, 1985, no. 70), “Faith of Our Fathers” by Hemy/Walton/Faber (Hymns, 1985, no. 84; arr. Longhurst, Sonos), and “God’s Daily Care” by Reske/Turk (Hymns, 1985, no. 306). The congregation sang “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” by Pond/Manwaring (Hymns, 1985, no. 26).

Sunday Afternoon, 5 April 1987 General Session

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Come, Rejoice” by Cannon (Hymns, 1985, no. 9), “Consolation: I Am a Child of God” by Lyon/Hanson (Sonos), and “Love One Another” by Fox (Hymns, 1985, no. 308). The congregation sang “Choose the Right” by Tuckett/Townsend (Hymns, 1985, no. 239).