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April 2003 General Conference Music

Apr 5–6, 2003

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, 2003, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 5, 2003, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 6, 2003, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 6, 2003, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 29, 2003, 6:00 PM

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 5, 2003, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Tabernacle Choir provided the music for the Saturday morning, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon sessions. Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg directed the choir. John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen, Richard Elliott, Linda Margetts, and Bonnie Goodliffe were the organists.

Music for the Saturday afternoon session was provided by a combined choir from Brigham Young University. Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall directed the choir, and Bonnie Goodliffe was the organist.

Music for the priesthood session was provided by a Melchizedek Priesthood choir from stakes in Bluffdale, Riverton, and Herriman, Utah. Thomas Waldron directed the choir, and Richard Elliott was the organist.

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


From the April 2003 Conference Report booklet


General Young Women Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2003 Ensign — Music by a Young Women choir from stakes in Holladay and Salt Lake City, Utah; Cathy Jolley, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81; “He Sent His Son,” Children’s Songbook, 34–35, arr. DeFord, unpublished; “Come unto Him,” Hymns, no. 114; “Carry On,” Hymns, no. 255, arr. Webb, unpublished.

Press Forward, Saints

Artist: Young Women choir

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

He Sent His Son

Artist: Young Women choir

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Michael F. Moody

Arr.: Sally DeFord

Come unto Him

Artist: Young Women choir

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Hugh W. Dougall

Carry On

Artist: Young Women choir

Words: Ruth May Fox

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Arr.: Merrilee Webb

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2003 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; John Longhurst, organist: “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “Where Love Is,” Children’s Songbook, 138–39, arr. Bradford, unpublished; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Our Prayer to Thee,” text by Elder Russell M. Nelson, music by Joseph Parry, arr. Wilberg, anthem arrangement unpublished (see hymn arrangement on the inside back cover of this issue); “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “Come unto Him,” Hymns, no. 114; “Arise, O God, and Shine,” Hymns, no. 265, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

High on the Mountain Top

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Where Love Is

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Norma B. Smith

Music: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Marjorie Castleton Kjar

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

Praise to the Man

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Our Prayer to Thee

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Russell M. Nelson

Music: Joseph Parry

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Come unto Him

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Hugh W. Dougall

Arise, O God, and Shine

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Hurn

Music: John Darwall

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2003 Ensign — Music by BYU Combined Choirs; Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “If You Could Hie to Kolob,” Hymns (1948), no. 257; “I Stand All Amazed,” Hymns, no. 193, arr. Jessop, pub. Jackman; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide,” Hymns, no. 165, arr. Gates, pub. Jackman.

If You Could Hie to Kolob

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

I Stand All Amazed

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: Charles H. Gabriel

Music: Charles H. Gabriel

Arr.: Craig Jessop

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Congregational)

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide

Artist: Combined choir from BYU

Words: M. Lowrie Hofford

Music: Harrison Millard

Arr.: Crawford Gates

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2003 Ensign — Music by a Melchizedek Priesthood choir from stakes in Bluffdale, Riverton, and Herriman, Utah; Thomas Waldron, director; Richard Elliott, organist: “Hark, All Ye Nations!” Hymns, no. 264; “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel,” Hymns, no. 252, arr. Dalton, Plum Publishing; “Sweet Is the Work,” Hymns, no. 147; “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Staheli, pub. Jackman.

Hark, All Ye Nations!

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

Arr.: Amy Dalton

Sweet Is the Work (Congregational)

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan Jr.

More Holiness Give Me

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2003 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop, director; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?” Hymns, no. 11; “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “He Sent His Son,” Children’s Songbook, 34–35, arr. Bradford, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “Come, Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 9; “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “He, Watching Over Israel,” by Felix Mendelssohn, from Elijah.

What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John S. Davis

Music: Evan Stephens

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

He Sent His Son

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Michael F. Moody

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Come, Rejoice

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Tracy Y. Cannon

Music: Tracy Y. Cannon

The Morning Breaks

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

He, Watching Over Israel

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2003 Ensign — Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “They, the Builders of the Nation,” Hymns, no. 36, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “The Lord Is My Shepherd,” Hymns, no. 108, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “God Bless Our Prophet Dear,” Hymns, no. 24, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

They, the Builders of the Nations

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Ida Romney Alldredge

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: James Montgomery

Music: Thomas Koschat

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Come, Ye Children of the Lord

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

God Bless Our Prophet Dear

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Bernard Snow

Music: Harry A. Dean

Arr.: Mack Wilberg