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April 1984 General Conference Music

Apr 7–8, 1984

Talks and media from this conference are available at LDS.org or in Gospel Library.
Streaming video is on the LDS General Conference YouTube channel.
A PDF conference report is available at Archive.org.

Regular Sessions

Saturday Morning Session
Saturday, Apr 7, 1984, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 7, 1984, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 8, 1984, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 8, 1984, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Apr 7, 1984, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Tabernacle Choir furnished the choral numbers for the Saturday morning,Sundaymorning,andSunday afternoon sessions of the conference with Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger conducting.

The music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by a combined Salt lake Institute Choir and single adult choir from the Ensign, Rose Park, Liberty, Pioneer, Monument Park, Granite, Holladay, Olympus, Bonneville, and Millcreek Utah regions, directed by Ronald Horton.

At the general priesthood meeting a father-son priesthood choir from the Cache Utah, Cache Utah South, Logan Utah, Logan Utah University, and Smithfield Utah regions furnished the music, directed by Willard R. Kesling and Brent Farley.

Prelude, postlude, and interlude music and accompaniments on the Tabernacle organ throughout the conference sessions were played by Robert Cundick, John Longhurst, and Clay Christiansen, Tabernacle organists.


From the April 1984 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1984 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Praise the Lord With Heart and Voice” by Cannon (Hymns, no. 149), “Behold, the Tabernacle of God” by Harris (Hinshaw Music, Inc.), “How Wondrous and Great” by Haydn/Onderdonk (Hymns, no. 146), “Truth Eternal” by Schreiner/Pratt (Hymns, no. 189), “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth” by Pratt (Hymns, no. 88), and “Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings” by Durham/Morton (Hymns, no. 191). The congregation sang “Now Let Us Rejoice” by Phelps (Hymns, no. 118).

Praise the Lord With Heart and Voice

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Behold, the Tabernacle of God

Words: William Harris

Music: William Harris

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

How Wondrous and Great

Words: Henry U. Onderdonk

Music: Joseph Martin Kraus

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Truth Eternal

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Jesus, Once of Humble Birth

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer; English Chorister

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings

Words: Mary Ann Morton

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1984 Ensign — A combined single-adult choir and Salt Lake Institute choir, directed by Ronald Horton, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “O Sons of Zion” by Manookin/Rowe, arr. Manookin (Sonos), “Beautiful Savior,” arr. Manookin (Sonos), and “The Lord’s Prayer” by Malotte, arr. Deis, Weinrich (G. Schirmer). The congregation sang “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by Norton/Fowler (Hymns, no. 196).

O Sons of Zion

Artist: Combined single-adult choir; Salt Lake Institute choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Beautiful Savior

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Artist: Combined single-adult choir; Salt Lake Institute choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet (Congregational)

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Combined single-adult choir; Salt Lake Institute choir

The Lord’s Prayer

Words: Albert Hay Malotte

Music: Albert Hay Malotte

Artist: Combined single-adult choir; Salt Lake Institute choir

Arr.: Carl Deis; Carl Weinrich

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1984 Ensign — A father/son priesthood choir, directed by Willard R. Kesling and Brent Farley, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “The Lord Is My Shepherd,” anon. (unpublished), “See, The Mighty Angel Flying” by Stephens/Thompson (Hymns, no. 342), “Almighty God of Our Fathers” by James (B. F. Wood), and “Sweet Is the Work” by McClellan/Watts, arr. Manookin (The Choirbook, p. 20; adapted for men’s voices by Kesling). The congregation sang “High on the Mountain Top” by Beesley/Johnson (Hymns, no. 312).

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Artist: Father/son priesthood choir

See, The Mighty Angel Flying

Words: Robert B. Thompson

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Father/son priesthood choir

Almighty God of Our Fathers

Artist: Father/son priesthood choir

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Father/son priesthood choir

Sweet Is the Work

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan

Artist: Father/son priesthood choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin; Willard R. Kesling

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1984 Ensign — The Tabernade Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Father, Thy Children to Thee Now Raise” by Stephens (Hymns, no. 43), “God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son” by Schreiner/Kimball (Hymns, no. 178), “Rejoice, the Lord Is King” by Parker/Wesley (Hymns, no. 151), “We’ll Sing the Songs of Zion” by Mendelssohn/Mills (Hymns, no. 205), “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by Wyeth/Robinson (Hymns, no. 70), “Come Ye Disconsolate” by Webbe/Moore/Hastings (Hymns, no. 18), and “Benediction” by Bradshaw (Sonos). The congregation sang “The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning” by Phelps (Hymns, no. 213).

Father, Thy Children to Thee Now Raise

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son

Words: Edward P. Kimball

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Rejoice, the Lord Is King

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Horatio Parker

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

We’ll Sing the Songs of Zion

Words: William G. Mills

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Words: Robert Robinson

Music: John Wyeth

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come Ye Disconsolate

Words: Thomas Moore; Thomas Hastings

Music: Samuel Webbe

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Benediction

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1984 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Jehovah, Lord of Heaven and Earth” by Holden (Hymns, no. 83), “A Song of Praise” by Wolford/Gage (Flammer), and “Come, Follow Me” by McBurney/Nicholson (Hymns, no. 14). The congregation sang “Redeemer of Israel” by Lewis/Phelps (Hymns, no. 195).

Jehovah, Lord of Heaven and Earth

Words: Anon.

Music: Oliver Holden

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

A Song of Praise

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Follow Me

Words: John Nicholson

Music: Samuel McBurney

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir