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October 1988 General Conference Music

Oct 1–2, 1988

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 1, 1988, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 1, 1988, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 2, 1988, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 2, 1988, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Women’s Meeting
Saturday, Sep 24, 1988

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 1, 1988, 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 the Salt Lake Tongan Choir, conducted by Sione T. Kinikini.

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

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 1988 Conference Report booklet


Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1988 Ensign — The Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “Oh Say, What Is Truth?” by Melling/Jaques (Hymns, 1985, no. 272), “How Lovely Are the Messengers” by Mendelssohn (Oliver Ditson Co.), “What Glorious Scenes Mine Eyes Behold” by Beesley (Hymns, 1985, no. 16), “Hallelujah” from Mount of Olives by Beethoven (G. Schirmer, Inc.), “Now We’ll Sing with One Accord” by Daynes/Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 25), and “I Need Thee Every Hour” by Lowry/Hawkes (Hymns, 1985, no. 98). The congregation sang “Praise to the Man” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 27).

Oh Say, What Is Truth?

Words: John Jaques

Music: Ellen Knowles Melling

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

How Lovely Are the Messengers

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

What Glorious Scenes Mine Eyes Behold

Words: Anon.

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Hallelujah

Words: Ludwig van Beethoven

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Now We’ll Sing with One Accord

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

I Need Thee Every Hour

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1988 Ensign — The Salt Lake Tongan Choir, directed by Sione T. Kinikini, with organist Clay Christiansen, sang “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” by Edwards/Medley (Hymns, 1985, no. 136; arr. Cundick, Sonos), “Come, O Thou King of Kings” by Pratt (Hymns, 1985, no. 59), “How Firm a Foundation” by Keen (Hymns, 1985, no. 85), and “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” by Norton/Fowler (Hymns, 1985, no. 19). The congregation sang “Redeemer of Israel” by Lewis/Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 6).

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Artist: Salt Lake Tongan Choir

Arr.: Robert Cundick

Come, O Thou King of Kings

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Artist: Salt Lake Tongan Choir

How Firm a Foundation

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Salt Lake Tongan Choir

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Salt Lake Tongan Choir

We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Salt Lake Tongan Choir

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1988 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 John Longhurst, sang “Hark, All Ye Nations!” by Root/Monch (Hymns, 1985, no. 264; arr. Bowden, manuscript), “The Lord Is My Shepherd” by Koschat/Montgomery (Hymns, 1985, no. 108; arr. Dayley, Sonos), and “Praise the Lord” by Williams/Lyte, arr. Thomas (Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, Ltd.). The congregation sang “Do What Is Right” by Kaillmark (Hymns, 1985, no. 237).

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

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

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

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

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

Do What Is Right (Congregational)

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kaillmark

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

Praise the Lord

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

Arr.: Thomas

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1988 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger, with organist Robert Cundick, sang “O Ye Mountains High” by Thompson/Penrose (Hymns, 1985, no. 34), “O Love That Glorifies the Son” by Wheelwright (Hymns, 1985, no. 34), “The Lord’s Prayer” by Robertson (Galaxy Music Corp.), “Let All Men Praise the Lord” by Mendelssohn (Oliver Ditson Co.), “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” by Hughes/Williams (Hymns, 1985, no. 83), and “How Great the Wisdom and the Love” by McIntyre/Snow (Hymns, 1985, no. 195). The congregation sang “Hope of Israel” by Clayson/Townsend (Hymns, 1985, no. 259).

O Ye Mountains High

Words: Charles W. Penrose

Music: H. S. Thompson

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

O Love That Glorifies the Son

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

The Lord’s Prayer

Words: Leroy J. Robertson

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Let All Men Praise the Lord

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

How Great the Wisdom and the Love

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Thomas McIntyre

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1988 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley and John Longhurst, sang “Lead On, O King Eternal” by Smart/Shurtleff (arr. Cundick, Sonos), “God So Loved the World” by Stainer (B. F. Wood Music Co.), “From All That Dwell below the Skies” by Hatton/Watts (Hymns, 1985, no. 90), and “Testimony” by Moody/Dunn (Hymns, 1985, no. 137). The congregation sang “The Spirit of God” by Phelps (Hymns, 1985, no. 2).

Lead On, O King Eternal

Words: Edward Shurtleff

Music: Henry Thomas Smart

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert Cundick

God So Loved the World

Words: John Stainer

Music: John Stainer

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

From All That Dwell below the Skies

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John Hatton

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

The Spirit of God (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Testimony

Words: Loren C. Dunn

Music: Michael Finlinson Moody

Artist: Tabernacle Choir