General Conference Music


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

Saturday Morning, 1 April 1989 General Session

The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “Father, Thy Children to Thee Now Raise” by Stephens (Hymns, 1985, no. 91), “Shout the Glad Tidings” by Avison, arr. Stanton (Harold Flammer, Inc.), “How Gentle God’s Commands” by Nageli/Doddridge (Hymns, 1985, no. 125; arr. Bowden, manuscript), “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” by Pond/Manwaring (Hymns, 1985, no. 26), “Sing Praises” by Glarum (Hall & McCreary Co.), “Nearer, My God, to Thee” by Mason/Adams (Hymns, 1985, no. 100), and “Hark, All Ye Nations!” by Root/Monch (Hymns, 1985, no. 264). The congregation sang “How Firm a Foundation” by Keen (Hymns, 1985, no. 85).

Saturday Afternoon, 1 April 1989 General Session

The Brigham Young University Combined Choirs, directed by Ronald Staheli and Mack Wilberg, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “If You Could Hie to Kolob” by Vaughan Williams/Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 284), “Redeemer of Israel” by Lewis/Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 6; arr. Wilberg, manuscript), “How Beautiful upon the Mountains,” from The Redeemer by Cundick (manuscript). The congregation sang “Hope of Israel” by Clayson Townsend (Hymns, 1985, no. 259).

Saturday Evening, 1 April 1989 Priesthood Session

The Ricks College Centennial Priesthood Choir, directed by Richard Robison and Mike Belnap, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “Come, Let Us Anew” by Lucas/Wesley (Hymns, 1985, no. 217; arr. Wolford, manuscript), “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth” by Meyerbeer/Pratt (Hymns, 1985, no. 196; arr. Wolford, manuscript), and “Rise Up, O Men of God” by Walter/Merrill (Hymns, 1985, no. 324; arr. Wolford, manuscript). The congregation sang “High on the Mountain Top” by Beesley/Johnson (Hymns, 1985, no. 5).

Sunday Morning, 2 April 1989 General Session

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Come, Rejoice” by Cannon (Hymns, 1985, no. 9), “Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord” by Mendelssohn/Schubring (Hymns, 1985, no. 110), “Arise, Shine, Thy Light Is Come” by Saint-Saens, arr. Rogers (Oliver Ditson Co.), “Jesus, Savior” by Mozart/Lynn (The Choirbook, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), “A Marvelous Work” by Schreiner (The Choirbook, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), and “Go Forth with Faith” by Gardner/Gardner (Hymns, 1985, no. 263). The congregation sang “Come, Come, Ye Saints” by Clayton (Hymns, 1985, no. 30).

Sunday Afternoon, 2 April 1989 General Session

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Praise to the Man” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 27), “A Song of Peace” by Sibelius/Stone/Wood; arr. Wood (The Sacred Music Press), and “I Am a Child of God” by Pettit/Randall (Hymns, 1985, no. 301). The congregation sang “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by Norton/Fowler (Hymns, 1985, no. 19).