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October 1996 General Conference Music

Oct 5–6, 1996

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 5, 1996, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 5, 1996, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 6, 1996, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 6, 1996, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Relief Society Meeting
Saturday, Sep 28, 1996

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 5, 1996, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Mormon Youth Chorus, conducted by Robert C. Bowden, provided music for the Saturday morning session of the conference. Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

Music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by a Primary children’s choir from stakes in Sandy and Draper, Utah. Sister Kay Asay conducted the choir, and Sister Linda Margetts was at the organ.

At the general priesthood session a men’s choir from the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, provided the music. Brother Douglas Brenchley conducted the choir, and Brother John Longhurst was the organist.

The Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold Ottley and Craig Jessop, provided music for the Sunday morning and afternoon sessions. Richard Elliott and Clay Christiansen were the organists.

Throughout the conference sessions, prelude, postlude, and interlude music and accompaniments on the Tabernacle organ were played by John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen, Richard Elliott, Bonnie Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts.


From the October 1996 Conference Report booklet


General Relief Society Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online

On This Day of Joy and Gladness (Congregational)

Words: Leroy J. Robertson

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Now Let Us Rejoice

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee (Congregational)

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

23rd Psalm

Words: Unknown

Music: Unknown

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1996 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “The Morning Breaks” (arr. Bowden, unpublished, Hymns, no. 1); “I Stand All Amazed” (Hymns, no. 193); “Though Deepening Trials” (arr. Bowden, unpublished, Hymns, no. 122); “Now Let Us Rejoice” (Hymns, no. 3); “What Glorious Scenes Mine Eyes Behold” (arr. Bowden, unpublished, Hymns, no. 16); “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (Hymns, no. 68).

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

I Stand All Amazed

Words: Charles H. Gabriel

Music: Charles H. Gabriel

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Though Deepening Trials

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

What Glorious Scenes Mine Eyes Behold

Words: Anon.

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Words: Martin Luther

Music: Martin Luther

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1996 Ensign — Music by the Sandy Primary Children’s Choir, directed by Kay Asay, with organist Linda Margetts: “To Think about Jesus” (Children’s Songbook, 71); “I Thank Thee, Dear Father” (Children’s Songbook, 7); “For Thy Bounteous Blessings” (Children’s Songbook, 21); “Stand for the Right” (Children’s Songbook, 159); “I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly” (arr. Carson, unpublished, Hymns, no. 15); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “Beautiful Savior” (arr. Wolford, Children’s Songbook, 62).

Medley: To Think about Jesus; I Thank Thee, Dear Father; For Thy Bounteous Blessings; Stand for the Right

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott; Anon.; Lester Bucher; Joseph Ballantyne

Music: Robert Cundick; George Careless; Traditional melody; Joseph Ballantyne

Artist: Sandy Primary Children’s Choir

I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly

Words: Anon.

Music: English melody

Artist: Sandy Primary Children’s Choir

Arr.: Michael R. Carson

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Sandy Primary Children’s Choir

Beautiful Savior

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Artist: Sandy Primary Children’s Choir

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1996 Ensign — Music by the Provo Missionary Training Center Men’s Choir, directed by Douglas Brenchley, with organist John Longhurst: “Called to Serve” (Hymns, no. 249); “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” (arr. Dayley, published by Jackman, Hymns, no. 220); “Let Us All Press On” (Hymns, no. 243); “Rise Up, O Men of God” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished, Hymns, no. 324).

Called to Serve

Words: Elsie Duncan Yale

Music: Adam Geibel

Artist: Priesthood choir from the Provo MTC

Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Artist: Priesthood choir from the Provo MTC

Arr.: K. Newell Dayley

Let Us All Press On (Congregational)

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Priesthood choir from the Provo MTC

Rise Up, O Men of God

Words: William Pierson Merrill

Music: William H. Walter

Artist: Priesthood choir from the Provo MTC

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1996 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, with organist Richard Elliott: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (arr. Longhurst, published by Sonos, Hymns, no. 72); “Our Savior’s Love” (Hymns, no. 113); “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” (arr. Lyon, published by Jackman, Hymns, no. 58); “Consider the Lilies” (Hoffman, published by Jackman); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, no. 5); “I Need Thee Every Hour” (Hymns, no. 98); “Lead, Kindly Light” (Hymns, no. 97).

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Words: Joachim Neander

Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: John Longhurst

Our Savior’s Love

Words: Edward L. Hart

Music: Crawford Gates

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Come, Ye Children of the Lord

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

Consider the Lilies

Words: Roger Hoffman

Music: Roger Hoffman

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I Need Thee Every Hour

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Lead, Kindly Light

Words: John Henry Newman

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1996 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist Clay Christiansen: “How Wondrous and Great” (arr. Longhurst, published by Sonos, Hymns, no. 267); “Sabbath Day” (Hymns, no. 148); “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns, no. 6); “I Believe in Christ” (arr. Longhurst, published by Sonos, Hymns, no. 134).

How Wondrous and Great

Words: Henry U. Onderdonk

Music: Joseph Martin Kraus

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: John Longhurst

Sabbath Day

Words: Paul L. Anderson

Music: Lynn R. Carson

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I Believe in Christ

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: John Longhurst