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April 1986 General Conference Music

Apr 5–6, 1986

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 5, 1986, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 5, 1986, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 6, 1986, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 6, 1986, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Apr 5, 1986, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

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

The music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by a combined institute choir from Utah Technical College, LDS Business College, University of Utah, Weber State College, and Utah State University directed by Don B. Castleton.

At the general priesthood meeting a returned missionary choir from Brigham Young University under the direction of Stephen Bardsley furnished the music.

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 1986 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1986 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Donald H. Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “For All the Saints” by Vaughan Williams/How (Hymns, 1985, no. 82), “I Stand All Amazed” by Gabriel (Hymns, 1985, no. 193), “Know This, That Every Soul Is Free” by Miller/Anon. (Hymns, 1985, no. 240), “Father, Cheer Our Souls Tonight” by Gibbons/Shipp (Hymns, 1985, no. 231; arr. Longhurst, Sonos), “Though Deepening Trials” by Careless/Snow (Hymns, 1985, no. 122), and “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” by Meredith/Thayne (Hymns, 1985, no. 129). The congregation sang “High on the Mountain Top” by Beesley/Johnson (Hymns, 1985, no. 5).

For All the Saints

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Walsham How

Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams

I Stand All Amazed

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles H. Gabriel

Music: Charles H. Gabriel

Know This, That Every Soul Is Free

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Anon.; Sally Swey

Music: Roger L. Miller

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Father, Cheer Our Souls Tonight

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Ellis Reynolds Shipp

Music: Orlando Gibbons

Arr.: John Longhurst

Though Deepening Trials

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: George Careless

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Emma Lou Thayne

Music: Joleen Grant Meredith

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1986 Ensign — Combined institute choir from Utah Technical College, LDS Business College, University of Utah, Weber State College, and Utah State University, directed by Don B. Castleton, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “Come, Follow Me” by McBurney/Nicholson (Hymns, 1985, no. 116; arr. Manookin, Sonos), “We Listen to a Prophet’s Voice” by Wolford/Leavitt (Hymns, 1985, no. 22), and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” by Edwards/Medley (Hymns, 1985, no. 136; art. Cundick/Longhurst, Hymnal Plus II, Sonos). The congregation sang “I Need Thee Every Hour” by Lowry/Hawkes (Hymns, 1985, no. 98).

Come, Follow Me

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Words: John Nicholson

Music: Samuel McBurney

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

We Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Words: Marylou Cunningham Leavitt

Music: Darwin K. Wolford

I Need Thee Every Hour (Congregational)

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1986 Ensign — Choir of returned missionaries from Brigham Young University, directed by Stephen Bardsley, with organist John Longhurst, sang “God of Our Fathers, We Come unto Thee” by Beesley/Penrose (Hymns, 1985, no. 76), “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” by Dayley/McCloud (Hymns, 1985, no. 220; arr. Dayley, Sonos), and “Carry On” by Durham/Fox (Hymns, 1985, no. 255; arr. Durham, Pioneer Music Press, Inc.). The congregation sang “Redeemer of Israel” by Lewis/Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 6).

God of Our Fathers, We Come unto Thee

Artist: Returned missionaries choir from BYU

Words: Charles W. Penrose

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Artist: Returned missionaries choir from BYU

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Returned missionaries choir from BYU

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Carry On

Artist: Returned missionaries choir from BYU

Words: Ruth May Fox

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Arr.: Alfred M. Durham

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1986 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” by Haydn/Newton (Hymns, 1985, no. 46), “Our Father, by Whose Name” by Edwards/Tucker (Hymns, 1985, no. 296), “An Angel from on High” by Tullidge/Pratt (Hymns, 1985, no. 13), “Our Savior’s Love” by Gates/Hart (Hymns, 1985, no. 113; arr. Cundick, Sonos), “Press Forward, Saints” by Watkins/Gardner (Hymns, 1985, no. 81; art. Watkins, manuscript), and “Truth Eternal” by Schreiner/Pratt (Hymns, 1985, no. 4). The congregation sang “Praise to the Man” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 27).

Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Newton

Music: Franz Joseph Haydn

Our Father, by Whose Name

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: F. Bland Tucker

Music: John David Edwards

An Angel from on High

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: John E. Tullidge

Our Savior’s Love

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

Arr.: Robert Cundick

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Press Forward, Saints

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Truth Eternal

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 1986 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir directed by Jerold Ottley, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “Rejoice! A Glorious Sound Is Heard” by Asper/Robinson (Hymns, 1985, no. 257), “Oh Say, What Is Truth?” by Melling/Jaques (Hymns, 1985, no. 272; arr. Longhurst, Hymnal Plus I, Sonos), and “How Firm a Foundation” by Anon./Keen (Hymns, 1985, no. 85). Barbara Benson Walker sang “O Divine Redeemer” by Gounod (Larabee Publications), and the congregation sang “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by Norton/Fowler (Hymns, 1985, no. 19).

Rejoice! A Glorious Sound Is Heard

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: W. O. Robinson

Music: Frank W. Asper

Oh Say, What Is Truth?

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Jaques

Music: Ellen Knowles Melling

Arr.: John Longhurst

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

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

O Divine Redeemer

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Solo: Barbara Benson Walker

Accomp.: Robert Cundick

Words: Charles Gounod

Music: Charles Gounod

How Firm a Foundation

Artist: Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis