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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 Goates, unpublished (cello: Julia Marshall); “True to the Faith,” Hymns, no. 254, descant arr.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

Words: Susan Evans McCloud

Music: Irish melody

Artist: Young Women choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

He Sent His Son

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Michael F. Moody

Artist: Young Women choir

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

Arr.: Sally DeFord

Virtue: For Such a Time as This

Artist: Young Women choir

More Holiness Give Me (Congregational)

Words: Philip Paul Bliss

Music: Philip Paul Bliss

Artist: Young Women choir

Accomp.: Julia Marshall (cello)

Arr.: Rachel Mecham Goates

True to the Faith

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Young Women choir

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

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Press Forward, Saints

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Israel, Israel, God Is Calling

Words: Richard Smyth

Music: Charles C. Converse

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Consider the Lilies

Words: Roger Hoffman

Music: Roger Hoffman

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

My Redeemer Lives

Words: Gordon B. Hinckley

Music: G. Homer Durham

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: Pratt’s Collection

Music: A. C. Smyth

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Come, O Thou King of Kings

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

Let Us All Press On (Congregational)

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Evan Stephens

Artist: Combined Institute choir

Sing We Now at Parting

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Combined Institute choir

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

Words: Johann J. Schütz

Music: Bohemian Brethren’s Songbook

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU-Idaho

Arr.: Randall Kempton

Father in Heaven

Words: Angus S. Hibbard

Music: Friedrich F. Flemming

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU-Idaho

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU-Idaho

I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Words: Mary Brown

Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell

Artist: Priesthood choir from BYU-Idaho

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

Words: Joachim Neander

Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

You Can Make the Pathway Bright

Words: Helen Silcott Dungan

Music: James M. Dungan

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

This Is My Beloved Son

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Sam Cardon

We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Joseph J. Daynes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

Arr.: Richard Elliott

O My Father

Words: Eliza R. Snow

Music: James McGranahan

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Crawford Gates

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Congregational)

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

God Be with You Till We Meet Again

Words: Jeremiah E. Rankin

Music: William G. Tomer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg