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October 2009 General Conference Music

Oct 3–4, 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, Oct 3, 2009, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 3, 2009, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 4, 2009, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 4, 2009, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Relief Society Meeting
Saturday, Sep 26, 2009, 6:00 PM

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 3, 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 Ryan Murphy directed the choir. Clay Christiansen, Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Bonnie Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts were the organists.

A combined ward choir from stakes in Bountiful and Farmington, Utah, provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Michael Huff directed the choir, and Linda Margetts was the organist.

An Aaronic Priesthood choir from stakes in West Jordan, Utah, provided the music for the priesthood session. Neil Hendriksen directed the choir, and Andrew Unsworth 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 October 2009 Conference Report booklet


General Relief Society Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2009 Ensign — Music by a Relief Society choir from stakes in West Point, Clearfield, Clinton, Sunset, and Syracuse, Utah; Cathy Jolley, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “There Is Sunshine in My Soul,” Hymns, no. 227; “As Sisters in Zion,” Hymns, no. 309, arr. Boothe, unpublished (flutes: Nancy Toone and Cory Maxfield); “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, descant arr. Webb, unpublished; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83, arr. Wilberg, pub. IRI.

There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today (Congregational)

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Eliza E. Hewitt

Music: John R. Sweney

As Sisters in Zion

Artist: Relief Society choir

Accomp.: Nancy Toone (flute); Cory Maxfield (flute)

Words: Emily H. Woodmansee

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Arr.: Ross Boothe

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Arr.: Merrilee Webb

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Artist: Relief Society choir

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2009 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “Glory to God on High,” Hymns, no. 67; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “Choose the Right,” Hymns, no. 239, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” Children’s Songbook, 228–29, arr. Hofheins, unpublished; “Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee,” Hymns, no. 123; “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” Hymns, no. 30, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Glory to God on High

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: James Allen

Music: Felice de Giardini

Rejoice, the Lord Is King!

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Horatio Parker

Choose the Right

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

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

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

My Heavenly Father Loves Me

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Clara W. McMaster

Music: Clara W. McMaster

Arr.: Nathan Hofheins

Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright

Come, Come, Ye Saints

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: William Clayton

Music: English folk song

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2009 Ensign — Music by a combined ward choir from stakes in Bountiful and Farmington, Utah; Michael Huff, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41; “Know This, That Every Soul Is Free,” Hymns, no. 240, arr. Huff, unpublished; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58; “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136, arr. Huff, unpublished.

Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Artist: Combined ward choir

Words: Edward Partridge

Music: Anon.

Know This, That Every Soul Is Free

Artist: Combined ward choir

Words: Anon.; Sally Swey

Music: Roger L. Miller

Arr.: Michael Huff

Come, Ye Children of the Lord (Congregational)

Artist: Combined ward choir

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Artist: Combined ward choir

Words: Samuel Medley

Music: Lewis D. Edwards

Arr.: Michael Huff

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2009 Ensign — Music by an Aaronic Priesthood choir from stakes in West Jordan, Utah; Neil Hendriksen, director; Andrew Unsworth, organist: “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 333; “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” Hymns, no. 142, arr. de Azevedo, pub. Embryo; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27; “Rise Up, O Men of God,” Hymns, no. 324, arr. Staheli, pub. Jackman.

High on the Mountain Top

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: William W. Walford

Music: William B. Bradbury

Arr.: Lex de Azevedo

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Rise Up, O Men of God

Artist: Aaronic Priesthood choir

Words: William Pierson Merrill

Music: William H. Walter

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2009 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “Sing Praise to Him,” Hymns, no. 70; “I Need Thee Every Hour,” Hymns, no. 98; “Beautiful Zion, Built Above,” Hymns, no. 44, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85; “Love Is Spoken Here,” Children’s Songbook, 190–91, arr. Cardon, unpublished; “Have I Done Any Good?” Hymns, no. 223, arr. Zabriskie, pub. Plum.

Sing Praise to Him

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Johann J. Schütz

Music: Bohemian Brethren’s Songbook

I Need Thee Every Hour

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Beautiful Zion, Built Above

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: George Gill

Music: Joseph G. Fones

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Robert Keen

Music: J. Ellis

Love Is Spoken Here

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Arr.: Sam Cardon

Have I Done Any Good?

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Will L. Thompson

Music: Will L. Thompson

Arr.: David A. Zabriskie

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2009 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “In Hymns of Praise,” Hymns, no. 75, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “O Divine Redeemer,” Gounod, pub. IRI; “Hope of Israel,” Hymns, no. 259; “Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing,” Hymns, no. 163, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

In Hymns of Praise

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Ada Blenkhorn

Music: Alfred Beirly

Arr.: Ryan Murphy

O Divine Redeemer

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Charles Gounod

Music: Charles Gounod

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Words: John Fawcett; Walter Shirley

Music: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Arr.: Mack Wilberg