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October 2005 General Conference Music

Oct 1–2, 2005

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, 2005, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 1, 2005, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 2, 2005, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 2, 2005, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Relief Society Meeting
Saturday, Sep 24, 2005, 6:00 PM

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 1, 2005, 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, Bonnie Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts were the organists.

A choir of young women and young men from stakes in Bountiful, Woods Cross, and North Salt Lake, Utah, provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Michael Huff directed the choir, and Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe were the organists.

Music for the priesthood session was provided by a priesthood choir of fathers and sons from stakes in Orem, Utah. Donald Ripplinger directed the choir, and John Longhurst 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 October 2005 Conference Report booklet


General Relief Society Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2005 Ensign — Music by a Relief Society choir from stakes in Orem, Utah; Dyanne Riley, director; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3, arr. Margetts and Riley, unpublished; “When I Feel His Love,” Perry, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Now Let Us Rejoice

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Linda Margetts; Dyanne Riley

Video Presentation

Artist: Relief Society choir

When I Feel His Love

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Janice Kapp Perry

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2005 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee,” Hymns, no. 141; “He, Watching over Israel,” Mendelssohn; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus,” Children’s Songbook, 78–79, arr. Bradford, pub. Nature Sings; “I Believe in Christ,” Hymns, no. 134, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Redeemer of Israel

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

He, Watching Over Israel

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Congregational)

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I’m Trying to Be like Jesus

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

I Believe in Christ

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2005 Ensign — Music by a Young Women and Young Men choir from stakes in Bountiful, Woods Cross, and North Salt Lake, Utah; Michael Huff, director; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Awake and Arise,” Hymns, no. 8, arr. Huff, unpublished; “On a Golden Springtime,” Children’s Songbook, 88, arr. Huff, unpublished; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “On This Day of Joy and Gladness,” Hymns, no. 64, arr. Huff, unpublished.

Awake and Arise

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Carolee Curtis Green

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Arr.: Michael Huff

On a Golden Springtime

Words: Virginia M. Kammeyer

Music: Crawford Gates

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Arr.: Michael Huff

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

On This Day of Joy and Gladness

Words: Leroy J. Robertson

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Arr.: Michael Huff

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2005 Ensign — Music by a father-and-son priesthood choir from stakes in Orem, Utah; Donald Ripplinger, director; John Longhurst, organist: “Truth Restored,” Beethoven and Jones, arr. Ripplinger, unpublished; “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270, arr. Fjeldsted, unpublished; “Ye Elders of Israel,” Hymns, no. 319; “True to the Faith,” Hymns, no. 254, arr. Ripplinger, unpublished.

Truth Restored

Words: Alan L. Jones Jr.

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Artist: Father-and-son priesthood choir

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Words: Mary Brown

Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell

Artist: Father-and-son priesthood choir

Arr.: Jane Fjeldsted

Ye Elders of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Cyrus H. Wheelock

Music: Thomas H. Bayly

Artist: Father-and-son priesthood choir

True to the Faith

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Father-and-son priesthood choir

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2005 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Richard Elliott and John Longhurst, organists: “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1; “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief,” Hymns, no. 29, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Sweet Is the Work,” Hymns, no. 147; “The Seer, Joseph, the Seer,” Hymns, (1948), no. 296, arr. Beesley, pub. IRI (tenor: Stanford Olsen); “Ode for Joseph,” Bradshaw, pub. Jackman; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27, arr. Wilberg, pub. Jackman.

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

Words: James Montgomery

Music: George Coles

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sweet Is the Work (Congregational)

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Seer, Joseph, the Seer

Words: John Taylor

Music: Neukomm

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Ebenezer Beesley

Ode for Joseph

Words: Bradshaw

Music: Bradshaw

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Praise to the Man

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2005 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “The Iron Rod,” Hymns, no. 274, Holst, arr. Galbraith, unpublished; “Where Love Is,” Children’s Songbook, 138–39, arr. Cardon, unpublished (flute: Jeannine Goeckeritz; harp: Tamara Oswald); “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

The Iron Rod

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: Gustav Holst

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Robert Galbraith

Where Love Is

Words: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Norma B. Smith

Music: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Marjorie Castleton Kjar

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Accomp.: Jeannine Goeckeritz (flute); Tamara Oswald (harp)

Arr.: Sam Cardon

Come, Ye Children of the Lord (Congregational)

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg