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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, 6:00 PM

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?

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: John Jaques

Music: Ellen Knowles Melling

How Lovely Are the Messengers

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

What Glorious Scenes Mine Eyes Behold

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Anon.

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Hallelujah

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Ludwig van Beethoven

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Now We’ll Sing with One Accord

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

I Need Thee Every Hour

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

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

Artist: Salt Lake Tongan Choir

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Arr.: Robert Cundick

Come, O Thou King of Kings

Artist: Salt Lake Tongan Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

How Firm a Foundation

Artist: Salt Lake Tongan Choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Salt Lake Tongan Choir

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Artist: Salt Lake Tongan Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

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!

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

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

The Lord Is My Shepherd

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

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

Do What Is Right (Congregational)

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

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kaillmark

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

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles W. Penrose

Music: H. S. Thompson

O Love That Glorifies the Son

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

The Lord’s Prayer

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Leroy J. Robertson

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Let All Men Praise the Lord

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

How Great the Wisdom and the Love

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: Thomas McIntyre

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

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Edward Shurtleff

Music: Henry Thomas Smart

Arr.: Robert Cundick

God So Loved the World

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Stainer

Music: John Stainer

From All That Dwell below the Skies

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John Hatton

The Spirit of God (Congregational)

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

Testimony

Artist: Tabernacle Choir

Words: Loren C. Dunn

Music: Michael Finlinson Moody