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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 Margetts and Riley, unpublished; “When I Feel His Love,” Perry, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.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

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Arr.: Linda Margetts; Dyanne Riley

Video Presentation

Artist: Relief Society choir

When I Feel His Love

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Arr.: Janice Kapp Perry

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux

Music: John B. Dykes

He, Watching Over Israel

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Felix Mendelssohn

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

I’m Trying to Be like Jesus

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Arr.: Barlow Bradford

I Believe in Christ

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

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

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Words: Theodore E. Curtis

Music: Carolee Curtis Green

Arr.: Michael Huff

On a Golden Springtime

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Words: Virginia M. Kammeyer

Music: Crawford Gates

Arr.: Michael Huff

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

On This Day of Joy and Gladness

Artist: Young Men and Young Women choir

Words: Leroy J. Robertson

Music: Leroy J. Robertson

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

Artist: Father-and-son priesthood choir

Words: Alan L. Jones Jr.

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

Arr.: Donald H. Ripplinger

I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Artist: Father-and-son priesthood choir

Words: Mary Brown

Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell

Arr.: Jane Fjeldsted

Ye Elders of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Father-and-son priesthood choir

Words: Cyrus H. Wheelock

Music: Thomas H. Bayly

True to the Faith

Artist: Father-and-son priesthood choir

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: James Montgomery

Music: George Coles

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sweet Is the Work (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan Jr.

The Seer, Joseph, the Seer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Taylor

Music: Neukomm

Arr.: Ebenezer Beesley

Ode for Joseph

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Bradshaw

Music: Bradshaw

Praise to the Man

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: Gustav Holst

Arr.: Robert Galbraith

Where Love Is

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Norma B. Smith

Music: Joanne Bushman Doxey; Marjorie Castleton Kjar

Arr.: Sam Cardon

Come, Ye Children of the Lord (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Arr.: Mack Wilberg