October 1979 General Conference Music

Oct 6–7, 1979

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A PDF conference report is available at Archive.org.

Regular Sessions

Saturday Morning Session
Saturday, Oct 6, 1979, 10:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon Session
Saturday, Oct 6, 1979, 2:00 PM

Sunday Morning Session
Sunday, Oct 7, 1979, 10:00 AM

Sunday Afternoon Session
Sunday, Oct 7, 1979, 2:00 PM

Other Sessions

Women’s Fireside
Saturday, Sep 15, 1979

General Welfare Session
Saturday, Oct 6, 1979, 7:00 AM

General Priesthood Meeting
Saturday, Oct 6, 1979, 7:00 PM

Summary of Conference Music

The Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir furnished the choral numbers for the Saturday morning, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon sessions of the conference, with Jerold D. Ottley and Donald H. Ripplinger conducting.

A children’s chorus, directed by Sister Carolyn O. Welling, provided the music for the Saturday afternoon session.

At the general priesthood meeting, a combined chorus from the Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Chorus furnished the music, directed by Robert C. Bowden and Jerold D. Ottley.

Prelude, postlude, and interlude music, and accompaniments on the Tabernacle organ through the conference sessions were played by Robert Cundick, Roy M. Darley, and John Longhurst, Tabernacle Organists.


From the October 1979 Conference Report booklet


General Welfare Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — Director, Jerold Ottley; organist, Roy Darley. The congregation sang three hymns: “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns, no. 195), “When Upon Life’s Billows” (Hymns, no. 202), and “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 66).

Redeemer of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Joseph Swain

Music: Freeman Lewis

When Upon Life’s Billows (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Johnson Oatman Jr.

Music: Edwin O. Excell

How Firm a Foundation (Congregational)

Artist: Congregation

Words: Anon.; Robert Keen

Music: Anon.; J. Ellis

Saturday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Jerold Ottley, with organist John Longhurst, sang: “Lo, the Mighty God Appearing” (Hymns, no. 264), “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes” by Sowerby (Boston Music), “And the Glory of the Lord” by Handel (C. Fischer), “An Angel from on High” (Hymns, no. 224), “High on the Mountain Top” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 62), “Now We Sing Thy Praise” by Tschesnokoff and Cain (Belwin), “Psalm 148” by Holst (Galaxy Music), and “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah” (Hymns, no. 56).

Lo, the Mighty God Appearing

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: William Goode

Music: Evan Stephens

I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Leo Sowerby

Music: Leo Sowerby

And the Glory of the Lord

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: George Frideric Handel

Music: George Frideric Handel

An Angel from on High

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: John E. Tullidge

High on the Mountain Top (Congregational)

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Joel H. Johnson

Music: Ebenezer Beesley

Now We Sing Thy Praise

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Paul Tschesnokoff

Music: Paul Tschesnokoff

Arr.: Noble Cain

Psalm 148

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Gustav Holst

Music: Gustav Holst; Louis Bourgeois

Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: William Williams

Music: John Hughes

Saturday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — A Primary children’s choir, directed by Carolyn O. Welling, with organist Roy M. Darley, sang: “Quiet Song” (Sing with Me, p. B-27), “I Know My Father Lives” (Sing with Me, p. B-39), “The Still Small Voice” (Sing with Me, p. B-92), for prelude music they also sang “God’s Love” (Sing with Me, p. B-1), “Faith” (More Songs for Children, p. 2), “Beautiful Savior” (Sing with Me, p. B-6), “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 23), “The Lord Gave Me a Temple” (Sing with Me, p. B-48), “My Body Is a Temple” (More Songs for Children, p. 11), and “I Am a Child of God” (Sing with Me, p. B-76).

Quiet Song

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: A. Laurence Lyon

I Know My Father Lives

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Reid N. Nibley

Music: Reid N. Nibley

The Still Small Voice

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Merrill Bradshaw

Music: Merrill Bradshaw

God’s Love

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Elizabeth Cushing Taylor

Music: Grace Wilbur Conant

Faith

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Beatrice Goff Jackson

Music: Michael F. Moody

Beautiful Savior

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Anon.

Music: Silesian folk song

Come, Ye Children of the Lord (Congregational)

Artist: Primary choir

Words: James H. Wallis

Music: Spanish melody

The Lord Gave Me a Temple

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Donnell Hunter

Music: Darwin Wolford

My Body Is a Temple

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Esther H. Doolittle

Music: Henry Smart

I Am a Child of God

Artist: Primary choir

Words: Naomi W. Randall

Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit

General Priesthood Meeting(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — A combined choir of men from the Tabernacle Choir and the Mormon Youth Choir, under the direction of Jerold Ottley and Robert Bowden, with organist Roy M. Darley, sang: “The Priesthood Gift” by Cundick and Engar (manuscript), “Come O Thou King of Kings” arr. by Bradshaw (Sonos), “Do What is Right” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 314), and “Abide Ye in the Liberty” by Manookin (manuscript).

The Priesthood Gift

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Keith Engar

Music: Robert Cundick

Come O Thou King of Kings

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Parley P. Pratt

Music: Anon.

Arr.: Merrill Bradshaw

Do What is Right (Congregational)

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Anon.

Music: George Kiallmark Sr.

Abide Ye in the Liberty

Artist: Men of the Tabernacle Choir; Men of the Mormon Youth Chorus

Words: Robert P. Manookin

Music: Robert P. Manookin

Sunday Morning Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Jerold Ottley, with organist Robert Cundick, sang: “For the Strength of the Hills” (Hymns, no. 241), “At Thy Feet” by Bach (B. F. Wood Music), “Come, Let Us Anew” (Hymns, no. 17), “Sweet Is the Peace” (Hymns, no. 191), “Eternal Life” by Bock and St. Francis, arr. by Dungan (John Church), “Lift Up Your Heads” by Handel (C. Fischer), “Israel, Israel, God Is Calling” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 81), “O Savior Hear Me” by Gluck and Protheroe (Gamble Music), “Break Forth into Joy” by Barnby (Chapel Anthems) and “Thy Spirit, Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls” (Hymns, no. 204).

For the Strength of the Hills

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Felicia D. Hemans

Music: Evan Stephens

At Thy Feet

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Back; Monney

Music: Back; Monney

Come, Let Us Anew

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Charles Wesley

Music: James Lucas

Sweet Is the Peace

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Mary Ann Morton

Music: Alfred M. Durham

Eternal Life

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: St. Francis of Assisi

Music: Olive Dungan

Arr.: Fred Bock

Lift Up Your Heads

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: George Frideric Handel

Music: George Frideric Handel

Israel, Israel, God Is Calling (Congregational)

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Richard Smyth

Music: Charles C. Converse

O Savior Hear Me

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Daniel Protheroe

Music: Christoph W. von Gluck

Break Forth into Joy

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Joseph Barnby

Music: Joseph Barnby

Thy Spirit, Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Frank I. Kooyman

Music: Alexander Schreiner

Sunday Afternoon Session(Return to top) Download Stream Online
From the November 1979 Ensign — The Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Donald Ripplinger, with organist John Longhurst, sang: “Though in the Outward Church Below” (Hymns, no. 102), “O Lord Most Holy” by Bruckner and Dickson (H. W. Gray), “Hope of Israel” in which the congregation joined (Hymns, no. 64), “Love at Home” arr. by Manookin (Sonos), “Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord” (Hymns, no. 235), “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, no. 147), “The Spirit of God” (Hymns, no. 213), “For I Am Called by Thy Name” by Gates (Sonos), and “Choristers of Light” by Davis (Galaxy Music).

Though in the Outward Church Below

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: John Newton

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

O Lord Most Holy

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Arthur Ryder

Music: César Franck

Hope of Israel (Congregational)

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Joseph L. Townsend

Music: William Clayson

Love at Home

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: John Hugh McNaughton

Music: John Hugh McNaughton

Arr.: Robert P. Manookin

Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Julius Schubring

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Praise to the Man

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Scottish folk song

The Spirit of God

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: William W. Phelps

Music: Anon.

For I Am Called by Thy Name

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Crawford Gates

Music: Crawford Gates

Choristers of Light

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Words: Katherine K. Davis

Music: Katherine K. Davis