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October 1987 General Conference Music

Oct 3–4, 1987

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, Oct 3, 1987, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 3, 1987, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 4, 1987, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 4, 1987, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Women’s Meeting
Saturday, Sep 26, 1987, 6:00 PM

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 3, 1987, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Mormon Youth Chorus, conducted by Robert C. Bowden, furnished the choral numbers for the Saturday morning session of the conference.

Music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by a Primary children’s choir from the Sandy Utah Region, conducted by Sister Patricia Swanson.

At the general priesthood session, music was furnished by a combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus. Brothers Jerold Ottley and Robert C. Bowden conducted the combined choirs.

The Tabernacle Choir, conducted by Jerold Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, provided music for the Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon sessions.

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


From the October 1987 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1987 Ensign — The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “More Holiness Give Me” by Bliss (Hymns, 1985, no. 131), “The Lord Is My Shepherd” by Koschat/Montgomery (Hymns, 1985, no. 108; arr. Bowden, manuscript), “Rock of Ages” by Hastings/Toplady (Hymns, 1985, no. 111; arr. Bowden, manuscript), “Though Deepening Trials” by Careless/Snow (Hymns, 1985, no. 122), “Praise to the Man” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 27), and “O Divine Redeemer” by Gounod. The congregation sang “How Firm a Foundation” by Keen (Hymns, 1985, no. 85).

More Holiness Give Me

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Rock of Ages

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Augustus M. Toplady

Music: Thomas Hastings

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Though Deepening Trials

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: George Careless

Praise to the Man

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

O Divine Redeemer

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Charles Gounod

Music: Charles Gounod

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1987 Ensign — The Primary Children’s Choir from the Sandy Utah Region, directed by Tricia Swanson, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Where Love Is” by Kjar/Doxey/Smith (More Songs for Children, p. 50), “Thirteenth Article of Faith” by Watkins (More Songs for Children, p. 46), “Search, Ponder, and Pray” by Black/Milne (1988 Children’s Sacrament Meeting Presentation), “We’ll Bring the World His Truth” by Perry (1986 Children’s Sacrament Meeting Presentation), “Faith” by Moody/Jackson (More Songs for Children, p. 2), and “Beautiful Savior (Crusader’s Hymn)” (arr. Wolford, manuscript). The congregation sang “I Am a Child of God” by Pettit/Randall (Hymns, 1985, no. 301).

Where Love Is

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Words: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Norma B. Smith

Music: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Marjorie Castleton Kjar

Thirteenth Article of Faith

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Words: Joseph Smith

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Search, Ponder, and Pray

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Words: Jaclyn Thomas Milne

Music: Carol Baker Black

We’ll Bring the World His Truth

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

I Am a Child of God (Congregational)

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Faith

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Words: Beatrice Goff Jackson

Music: Michael F. Moody

Beautiful Savior (Crusader’s Hymn)

Artist: Primary Children’s Choir

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1987 Ensign — A combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Robert C. Bowden, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “The Spirit of God” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 2; arr. Manookin, manuscript), “For the Strength of the Hills” by Stephens/Hemans (Hymns, 1985, no. 35; arr. Durham, Pioneer Music Press, Inc.), “Hosanna” by Hughes/Nelson (manuscript), and “Rise Up, O Men of God” by Asper/Merrill (Hymns, 1985, no. 323). The congregation sang “Redeemer of Israel” by Lewis/Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 6).

The Spirit of God

Artist: Combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

For the Strength of the Hills

Artist: Combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Felicia D. Hemans

Music: Evan Stephens

Arr.: Alfred M. Durham

Hosanna

Artist: Combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Rise Up, O Men of God

Artist: Combined men’s choir from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William Pierson Merrill

Music: Frank W. Asper

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1987 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “The Morning Breaks” by Careless/Pratt (Hymns, 1985, no. 1), “The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare” by Bortniansky/Addison (Hymns, 1985, no. 109), “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes” by Sowerby (Boston Music Company), “Lovely Appear” by Gounod; arr. Schreiner (General Music Committee), “Jehovah, Lord of Heaven and Earth” by Holden (Hymns, 1985, no. 269), “Truth Eternal” by Schreiner/Pratt (Hymns, 1985, no. 4), and “Each Life That Touches Ours for Good” by Lyon/Davidson (Hymns, 1985, no. 293). The congregation sang “High on the Mountain Top” by Beesley/Johnson (Hymns, 1985, no. 5).

The Morning Breaks

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph Addison

Music: Dmitri Bortniansky

I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Lovely Appear

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles Gounod

Music: Charles Gounod

Arr.: Alexander Schreiner

Jehovah, Lord of Heaven and Earth

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Anon.

Music: Oliver Holden

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Truth Eternal

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Each Life That Touches Ours for Good

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Karen Lynn Davidson

Music: A. Laurence Lyon

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1987 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang “Rejoice! A Glorious Sound Is Heard” by Asper/Robinson (Hymns, 1985, no. 257), “Our Savior’s Love” by Gates/Hart (Hymns, 1985, no. 113; arr. Cundick, Sonos), and “I Believe in Christ” by Longhurst/McConkie (Hymns, 1985, no. 134; arr. Longhurst, Sonos). 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: Tabernacle Choir

Words: W. O. Robinson

Music: Frank W. Asper

Our Savior’s Love

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

Arr.: Robert Cundick

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

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

I Believe in Christ

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Arr.: John Longhurst