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October 2011 General Conference Music

Oct 1–2, 2011

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, 2011, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 1, 2011, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 2, 2011, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 2, 2011, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

General Relief Society Meeting
Saturday, Sep 24, 2011, 6:00 PM

General Priesthood Session
Saturday, Oct 1, 2011, 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 Primary choir from Pleasant View and North Ogden, Utah, provided music for the Saturday afternoon session. Vanya Y. Watkins directed the choir, and Linda Margetts was the organist.

A Melchizedek Priesthood choir from Pleasant Grove, Utah, provided the music for the priesthood session. Justin Bills directed the choir, and Clay Christiansen 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 2011 Conference Report booklet


General Relief Society Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2011 Ensign — Music by a Relief Society choir from Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs, Utah; Emily Wadley, director; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Sweet Is the Work,” Hymns, no. 147, arr. Manookin, pub. Jackman; “Hark, All Ye Nations!” Hymns, no. 264; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3.

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sweet Is the Work

Words: Isaac Watts

Music: John J. McClellan

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Hark, All Ye Nations! (Congregational)

Words: Louis F. Mönch

Music: George F. Root

Artist: Relief Society choir

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Relief Society choir

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2011 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1; “With Songs of Praise,” Hymns, no. 71; “We Ever Pray for Thee,” Hymns, no. 23, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “I Am a Child of God,” Children’s Songbook, 2–3, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

The Morning Breaks

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: George Careless

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

With Songs of Praise

Words: Penelope Moody Allen

Music: Newel Kay Brown

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

We Ever Pray for Thee

Words: Evan Stephens

Music: Henry A. Tuckett

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I Am a Child of God

Words: Naomi Ward Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Ryan Murphy

Press Forward, Saints

Words: Marvin K. Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2011 Ensign — Music by a Primary choir from Pleasant View and North Ogden, Utah; Vanja Y. Watkins, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “God’s Daily Care,” Hymns, no. 306, and “I Thank Thee, Dear Father,” Children’s Songbook, 7, medley arr. Watkins, unpublished; “Families Can Be Together Forever,” Hymns, no. 300, arr. Watkins, unpublished; “Praise to the Man,” Hymns, no. 27; “My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” Children’s Songbook, 228–29, and “I Know My Father Lives,” Hymns, no. 302, pub. Jackman, medley arr. Watkins, unpublished.

Primary Song Medley: God’s Daily Care; I Thank Thee, Dear Father

Words: Marie C. Turk; Anon.

Music: Willy Reske; George Careless

Medleyist: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Primary choir

Arr.: Vanja Y. Watkins

Families Can Be Together Forever

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Primary choir

Arr.: Vanja Y. Watkins

Praise to the Man (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

Artist: Primary choir

Primary Song Medley: My Heavenly Father Loves Me; I Know My Father Lives

Words: Clara W. McMaster; Reid N. Nibley

Music: Clara W. McMaster; Reid N. Nibley

Medleyist: Vanja Y. Watkins

Artist: Primary choir

Arr.: Vanja Y. Watkins

General Priesthood Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2011 Ensign — Music by a Melchizedek Priesthood choir from Pleasant Grove, Utah; Justin Bills, director; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Rise Up, O Men of God,” Hymns, no. 324, arr. Staheli, pub. Jackman; “I Need Thee Every Hour,” Hymns, no. 334, arr. Bills, unpublished; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58, arr. Bills, unpublished.

Rise Up, O Men of God

Words: William Pierson Merrill

Music: William H. Walter

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Arr.: Ronald Staheli

I Need Thee Every Hour

Words: Annie S. Hawks

Music: Robert Lowry

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Arr.: Justin Bills

Rejoice, the Lord is King! (Congregational)

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: Horatio Parker

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Come, Ye Children of the Lord

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Arr.: Justin Bills

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2011 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Lead Me into Life Eternal,” Hymns, no. 45; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Consider the Lilies,” Hoffman, arr. Lyon, pub. Jackman; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “I Believe in Christ,” Hymns, no. 134, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Lead Me into Life Eternal

Words: John A. Widtsoe

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Consider the Lilies

Words: Roger Hoffman

Music: Roger Hoffman

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: A. Laurence Lyon

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

Words: William Fowler

Music: Caroline E. Sheridan Norton

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Words: Mary Brown

Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

I Believe in Christ

Words: Bruce R. McConkie

Music: John Longhurst

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 2011 Ensign — Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “Arise, O God, and Shine,” Hymns, no. 265, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” Children’s Songbook, 74–75, arr. Cardon, unpublished; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “Lord, We Ask Thee Ere We Part,” Hymns, no. 153, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Arise, O God, and Shine

Words: William Hurn

Music: John Darwall

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

I Feel My Savior’s Love

Words: Ralph Rodgers Jr.; K. Newell Dayley; Laurie A. Huffman

Music: K. Newell Dayley

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Sam Cardon

Now Let Us Rejoice (Congregational)

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Henry Tucker

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Lord, We Ask Thee Ere We Part

Words: George A. Manwaring

Music: Benjamin Milgrove

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg