Seven Video Gems from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Many Choir fans have heard the well-known favorites such as “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and “Come, Come Ye Saints.” These and many other Choir performances have racked up a large number of views on YouTube and have become fan favorites. However, with over 700 videos on our YouTube channel, there are many gems that are worthy of attention. Here are seven videos we think you’ll love.
1. "Hold On," from The Secret Garden
"Hold on" is a song from The Secret Garden, which debuted on Broadway in 1991 and was based on a 1911 novel of the same name.
2. "Semper Fidelis" March (Organ Solo)
Composed by John Philip Sousa, this organ solo is beautifully arranged and performed by Tabernacle organist Andrew Unsworth.
3. Mack Wilberg’s "Requiem Aeternam"
Composed by Mack Wilberg and featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, “Requiem Aeternam” is a selection from the album Requiem and Other Choral Works by Mack Wilberg and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The simple Latin text is "Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis" ("Eternal rest give to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them").
Arranged by Choir director Mack Wilberg, “Shenandoah” (also known as “Across the Wide Missouri”) is a traditional American folk song from the 19th century.
5. "Deep River"
This African-American spiritual is about longing for freedom and peace. It is included on the Choir’s album Peace Like a River.
6. "Who Will Buy?" from Oliver
“Who Will Buy?” is a song from the 1960 musical Oliver, based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist.
7. The Last Full Measure of Devotion
Featuring soloist Dallyn Vail Bayles, “The Last Measure of Devotion” includes text from the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln.