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April 2009 General Conference Music

Apr 4–5, 2009

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 4, 2009, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Apr 4, 2009, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Apr 5, 2009, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Apr 5, 2009, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Young Women Meeting
Saturday, Mar 28, 2009, 6:00 PM

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Apr 4, 2009, 6:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Tabernacle Choir provided the music for the Saturday morning, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon sessions. Mack Wilberg and Edgar Thompson directed the choir. Clay Christiansen, Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Bonnie Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts were the organists.

A combined choir from the Salt Lake area institutes of religion provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Stephen P. Schank and Richard T. Decker directed the choir, and Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts were the organists.

A priesthood choir from Brigham Young University–Idaho provided the music for the priesthood session. Kevin Brower and Randall Kempton 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 Clay Christiansen, Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Bonnie Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts.


From the April 2009 Conference Report booklet


General Young Women Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2009 Ensign — Music by a Young Women choir from stakes in East Millcreek, Cottonwood, and Olympus; Merrilee Webb, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days,” Hymns, no. 256, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “He Sent His Son,” Children’s Songbook, 34–35, arr. DeFord, pub. DeFord Music (flute: Rachel Miles; oboe: Elizabeth Quigley); “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Goates, unpublished (cello: Julia Marshall); “True to the Faith,” Hymns, no. 254, descant arr. Webb.

As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days

Artist: Young Women choir

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: Irish melody

Arr.: James C. Kasen

He Sent His Son

Artist: Young Women choir

Accomp.: Rachel Miles (flute); Elizabeth Quigley (oboe)

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Michael F. Moody

Arr.: Sally DeFord

Virtue: For Such a Time as This

Artist: Young Women choir

More Holiness Give Me (Congregational)

Artist: Young Women choir

Accomp.: Julia Marshall (cello)

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Arr.: Rachel Mecham Goates

True to the Faith

Artist: Young Women choir

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Arr.: Merrilee Webb

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2009 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Edgar Thompson, directors; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1; “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81; “Israel, Israel, God Is Calling,” Hymns, no. 7, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “Consider the Lilies,” Roger Hoffman, arr. Lyon, pub. Jackman; “My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 135, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

The Morning Breaks

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Press Forward, Saints

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Israel, Israel, God Is Calling

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Richard Smyth

Music: Charles C. Converse

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Consider the Lilies

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Roger Hoffman

Music: Roger Hoffman

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

My Redeemer Lives

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Gordon B. Hinckley

Music: G. Homer Durham

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2009 Ensign — Music by a combined choir from the Salt Lake area institutes of religion; Stephen P. Schank and Richard T. Decker, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise,” Hymns, no. 50; “Come, O Thou King of Kings,” Hymns, no. 59, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243; “Sing We Now at Parting,” Hymns, no. 156, arr. Wilberg, pub. Deseret Book.

Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Words: Pratt’s Collection

Music: A. C. Smyth

Come, O Thou King of Kings

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Let Us All Press On (Congregational)

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Sing We Now at Parting

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2009 Ensign — Music by a priesthood choir from Brigham Young University-Idaho; Kevin Brower and Randall Kempton, directors; Richard Elliott, organist: “Sing Praise to Him,” Hymns, no. 70, arr. Kempton, unpublished; “Father in Heaven,” Hymns, no. 133; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270, arr. Kempton, unpublished.

Sing Praise to Him

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU-Idaho

Words: Johann J. Schütz

Music: Bohemian Brethren’s Songbook

Arr.: Randall Kempton

Father in Heaven

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU-Idaho

Words: Angus S. Hibbard

Music: Friedrich F. Flemming

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU-Idaho

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU-Idaho

Words: Mary Brown

Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell

Arr.: Randall Kempton

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2009 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” Hymns, no. 72; “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” Hymns, no. 142; “You Can Make the Pathway Bright,” Hymns, no. 228, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “This Is My Beloved Son,” Children’s Songbook, 76, arr. Cardon, unpublished; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joachim Neander

Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

You Can Make the Pathway Bright

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Helen Silcott Dungan

Music: James M. Dungan

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

This Is My Beloved Son

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Arr.: Sam Cardon

We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the May 2009 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Edgar Thompson, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Now We’ll Sing with One Accord,” Hymns, no. 25, arr. Elliott, unpublished; “O My Father,” Hymns, no. 292, arr. Gates, pub. Jackman; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “God Be with You Till We Meet Again,” Hymns, no. 152, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Now We’ll Sing with One Accord

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Accomp.: Unknown (flute); Unknown (oboe); Unknown (harp); Unknown (organ)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

Arr.: Richard Elliott

O My Father

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: James McGranahan

Arr.: Crawford Gates

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

God Be with You Till We Meet Again

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Jeremiah E. Rankin

Music: William G. Tomer

Arr.: Mack Wilberg