Music & the Spoken Word
A night at the movies is a chance to relax and be entertained, but movies also have the power to inspire, to build faith, and bring us closer to the divine. Much of that power is conveyed through music. From epic scorched-earth battle scenes to gentle melodies from the Nordic regions, this sampling of movie music shows that a night at the movies can encourage the divine within us, and aid us in our quest to believe.
In December 2017, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square joined with Broadway star Sutton Foster and world-renowned English actor Hugh Bonneville to celebrate both the joyful and peaceable moments of Christmas. With singers, instrumentalists, and dancers drawn from the local community, and festive flourishes from the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble throughout the program, these concerts were a visual and musical spectacle, thrilling the combined capacity audience of over 60,000 in the Conference Center at Temple Square.
Listeners around the world have admired Wilberg as one of the leading choral conductors and arrangers but he also has a well-earned reputation as a composer of original choral music. Wilberg’s two larger choral works on this recording include The Prodigal, which retells the parable of the prodigal son found in Luke, and A Cloud of Witnesses, which weaves multiple witnessing stories of Christ’s Resurrection into a tapestry drawing on accounts from all four Gospel writers. Both of these choral works were premiered in recent years by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square—but this will be the first recording of the works. Also included are new compositions including “Children of Light,” “Tree of Life,” and a moving orchestral piece “And Wept Bitterly” plus recordings of three hymn arrangements, “All People That on Earth Do Dwell,” “How Can I Keep from Singing?” and “It Is Well with My Soul.”
This CD with the music from the 2016 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert celebrates Christmas through the eyes of a child. The engaging wisdom of innocence captures our imagination through favorite songs and carols from around the world. From the 18th-century German carol “O Come, Little Children” to the French song “Il est Né” and the traditional Andalusian song “Campana Sobre Campana,” the invitation is extended to everyone to join with children in reflecting on the Christmas message. The music allows us to become children once again and partake of a joyous celebration of not only the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ, but the love of family and all mankind.
The CD includes a moving rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s fabled story, “The Little Match Girl,” narrated by Rolando Villazón. With a backdrop of original music by Mack Wilberg, it reminds us that having the faith of a child and showing unremitting love will lift all who look heavenward for comfort and relief, no matter their circumstances.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has collaborated with some of the most legendary vocalists and performers over the years. For this album, the choir has assembled an unprecedented collection of recordings taken from standout performances over the past 15 years. Most of these performances were recorded live at the 20,000+ seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City. In addition, some real gems were uncovered or created specifically for this album, including a performance recorded live before millions of viewers at the start of the 2002 Olympic Games (Sting & Yo-Yo Ma performing "Fragile") and new recordings such as Amy Grant's "Thy Word," The King's Singers' "I'm Runnin' On," and Santino Fontana's "He Lives in You."
“Hallelujah!”—in just one word it sums up superbly all the enthusiasm, joy, and hope of Christmas. Both an exclamation and exhortation, this declaration of faith has for millennia been accompanied by enthusiastic praise through music and song. And there’s no better time than Christmas to gather with friends and loved ones, reflect on the true message of the season, and in word, thought, and music offer up our own “Hallelujahs” to the One whose birth we celebrate.
With other beloved choral and orchestral works and the Choir’s traditional finale, “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” this inspiring concert reminds us that Christmas is a time of joy and wholehearted celebration. Its redeeming message of peace and love can live in our hearts always.
This new Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square recording of Handel’s Messiah relies on historical research and Baroque musical tradition to create a new landmark Messiah for our time. This Complete Oratorio version contains every movement on two compact discs and comes with a DVD with over 40 minutes of bonus content. An added feature is a code for a free high definition 320k mp3 or FLAC digital download.
This new Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square recording of Handel’s Messiah relies on historical research and Baroque musical tradition to create a new landmark Messiah for our time. This Messiah Highlights version contains fourteen selections from the oratorio, including seven of the most familiar and beloved choruses and beautiful arias. Pieces that feature each of the acclaimed soloists are also presented.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square join with Broadway star Santino Fontana and the Muppets® from Sesame Street® to sing joyfully of the magic of Christmas and the excitement of its traditions. The concert CD includes a selection of works from the great masters including Bach, Tchaikovsky, and Rossini, and the Choir’s traditional finale, “Angels from the Realms of Glory.”
Relive the wonder of the 2013 Christmas Concert when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square were joined by Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies in welcoming the Christmas season with a collection of songs inspired by classic Christmas stories.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present on this CD a selection of musical works centered on the miraculous events recounted and commemorated in the Easter story. In a variety of styles, and from different eras, these musical expressions of faith share the same fervent message—that our Savior lives, and has redeemed us with His love.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square join with one of today’s brightest international singing stars, English tenor Alfie Boe, and internationally renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw, to celebrate being home for the holidays. This inspiring concert manifests the message of the Christmas season—that Christ came to earth to bring peace and joy to all people.
Homeward Bound is an inspiring, heartwarming collaboration between Bryn Terfel and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square featuring repertoire with a decidedly Americana feel while also reflecting the shared Welsh heritage of Terfel and the Choir.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square bring your favorite Primary songs to life in this unprecedented collection of all-new arrangements and recordings. Complete with sacred childhood hymns like “Teach Me to Walk in the Light," "Give, Said the Little Stream," "If the Savior Stood Beside Me,” and “When He Comes Again,” these new renditions provide the perfect dose of nostalgia and fondness for listeners of any age.
In December 2011, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square were joined by Emmy-award winning actress Jane Seymour and famed baritone Nathan Gunn in a series of concerts that highlighted these stories of Christmases past. These concerts thrilled the combined audience of more than 80,000 in the Conference Center at Temple Square, a reminder that Christmas traditions from long ago still inspire us today.
From the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on Temple Square comes Glory! Music of Rejoicing, a sensational new album overflowing with the majestic and grandiose sound the Choir is famous for. Glory! features music from masterworks, sacred anthems, a folk hymn, a song from the Broadway stage, and selections from some of the most eminent film composers of our day. Infused with the powerful sound of the Choir, plus 110 instrumentalists, these songs will bring you to your feet!
During December 2010, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square were joined by singing sensation David Archuleta and world-renowned actor Michael York in a series of concerts that gloried in the old-time pioneer Christmases of centuries past.
On Sunday, September 11, millions of households around the country saw an amazing 9/11 tribute by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square on their Music and the Spoken Word broadcast. Narrated by veteran newsman, Tom Brokaw, the special entitled "9/11: Rising Above" was a salute to the indomitable American spirit in rising above the tragedy of September 11, 2001.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square combine their talents to create this one-of-a-kind collection of exquisite music that bears witness of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Featuring songs never before recorded by the Choir, as well as familiar favorites, this divinely inspired album will remind you of the Savior's redeeming love and His role in the plan of salvation.
Few things are as powerful as men's voices united in song. Now, that stirring sound has been captured by the men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a triumphant collection of music - the first album ever to feature exclusively the men of the Choir.
In 2009 the Choir was joined by none other than multiple Grammy-award winner Natalie Cole. Ms. Cole's trademark vocal style paired with the Choir's legendary sound makes for a stunning collection destined to become a new Christmas classic.
Heavensong features beloved classical selections that will lift and transport you through a journey of light and hope. From new Mack Wilberg compositions to familiar melodies to “The Prayer,” this music is perfect for quiet contemplation. Heavensong is a poignant and beautiful offering unlike anything the Choir has recorded—longtime fans and new listeners alike will be captivated by this sublime musical feast.
Marking one hundred years since the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's first recording on September 1, 1910, this historic box set captures the best, most popular, and most requested songs ever. From that first historic recording, to modern masterpieces, this three-disc set (2CD/1DVD) is a milestone in the Choir's history of musical excellence. Includes a bonus CD/DVD of archival and historic performances!
Following the success of last year’s CD Rejoice and Be Merry, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents Ring Christmas Bells, the next musical masterpiece in a series of highly acclaimed and commercially successful holiday albums. Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell, dubbed by the New York Times as “Broadway’s last leading man,” and Edward Herrmann (Gilmore Girls; Nixon), Ring Christmas Bells is a holiday experience every family will want to have.
This recording honors the enduring vitality of folk hymns and spirituals and their ability to anchor the soul in faith. From the sturdy strains of “Saints Bound for Heaven” and the fervent entreaty of “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” to one of the most popular folk hymns of all time, “Amazing Grace,” these songs and hymns gave comfort, hope, and confidence to the early American pioneers. Their power and simplicity still inspire us today.
Praise to the Man: Songs Honoring the Prophet Joseph is their ultimate musical tribute to the life and mission of Joseph Smith and the Restoration. Joined by the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Choir presents matchless performances of newly recorded songs including “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” “Praise to the Man,” and “The Morning Breaks.”
See Special Offer at bottom of page! Following the success of their #1 Billboard and Grammy-nominated album Spirit of the Season, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents Rejoice and Be Merry!, the next musical masterpiece in a series of highly acclaimed and commercially successful holiday albums. Rejoice and Be Merry! featuring special guests The King’s Singers, is presented with the originality and sophistication that have made each of these groups a household name.
The music on Called to Serve celebrates the zeal and memories of missionary work and has a wonderful selection of church hymns and music that inspires and lifts in ways that few collections of songs can.
Mack Wilberg is the Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, but is perhaps even better known as a world class composer and arranger. This album spotlights six of his compositions, including the newly completed Requiem, which features solos by noted Welsh opera star Bryn Terfel and famed American mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.
2007 Telarc compilation album with two tracks performed by the Tabernacle Choir: "I Wonder As I Wander" and "Whence Is This Goodly Fragrance?"
2007 reissue of a classic album! Filled with medleys of Christmas Carols from around the world! Includes: "Christmas Is Here Again (Sweedish Carol) / King Jesus Hath A Garden (Dutch Carol) / Stars Were Gleaming (Polish Carol)," "Still, Still, Still (Austrian Carol) / The Happy Christmas Comes Once More (Carl Balle- Nicolai Gruntvig) / Here We Come A' Caroling (English Wassail Song)," and many more.
2007 reissue of holiday classic! 1998 concert featuring the Canadian Brass, hosted by Roma Downey. Songs include: "Joy To The World" "The Three Kings" John Rutter's "Gloria" and more.
Norwegian-born singing sensation Sissel joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts in a performance described as "a match made in heaven." In her first-ever Christmas album released in the U.S., Sissel has collaborated with the world famous Choir to offer a dazzling collection of music for the holidays.
2007 reissue of a classic album! Remastered album of much-loved hymns. A collection of 17 classic recordings by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, featuring traditional hymns which help foster personal faith in Jesus Christ, including: "All Glory, Laud, and Honor," "The Morning Breaks," "The Lord Is My Shepherd," "Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah," and many more.
2007 reissue of a classic album! A second volume of faith-inspiring hymns, performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir under the direction of Jerold Ottley. Included are: "The God of Abraham Praise," "Each Life That Touches Ours for Good," "For All the Saints," "All Creatures of Our God and King," "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," "Our Savior's Love," "Crown Him with Many Crowns," and many more.
2007 reissue of a classic album! Remastered album of songs commemorating the Latter-Day Saints arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. A special sesquicentennial release commemorating one-hundred fifty years since the entrance of the pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley, this album features contemporary arrangments of well- loved Latter-Day Saint hymns and anthems.
This recording from the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square features your most-requested songs from stage and screen.
As part of their annual Christmas music tradition, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform a series of Christmas concerts. Now the spirit of Christmas embodied in these annual concerts is captured in Christmas at Temple Square. Featuring special guests such as Angela Lansbury and Frederica von Stade, this selection of live performances will become a part of your Christmas tradition.
A 2006 compilation by Sony Records featuring 40 classic recordings. With performances featuring Eugene Ormandy, Jerold Ottley, Richard Condie, and others, songs include: "Loch Lomand," "Ave Maria," "Londonderry Air," "Born Free" and more.
2006 recording featuring new arrangements of such classics as "High on the Mountain Top," "How Firm a Foundation," "Redeemer of Israel," and "Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee." Also included are updated versions of perennial favorites like "O Divine Redeemer," "The Lord's Prayer," "How Great Thou Art," "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," and "Abide with Me."
Four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and veteran movie and television star Peter Graves join with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in an extraordinary musical Christmas celebration. This spectacular performance of the Choir's 2004 Christmas concert will be a holiday favorite for years to come.
Songs of heart and home set the tone for the newest album by the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The album features beloved Primary songs such as "I Feel My Savior's Love," "I Am a Child of God," "Where Love Is," and "My Heavenly Father Loves Me."
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir joins with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra to present choral suites from Ben-Hur, Quo Vadis, and King of Kings.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present a loving tribute to the choral music of Randall Thompson. Included are the Frostiana song cycle; two Alleluia's; four excerpts from "The Peaceable Kingdom" and more!
Sing, Choirs of Angels is the first Christmas album produced under the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's new label. Celebrate the season with a selection of traditional carols and familiar songs, featuring new arrangements by associate director Mack Wilberg, as a well as original compositions by John Rutter.
Music for this album is drawn from the PBS documentary by Lee Groberg and the accompanying DVD which herald this remarkable organization and its lasting imprint on the music world. (See also the book by Heidi Swinton, author of the documentary). Featured are the arrangements of Mack Wilberg, associate conductor of the Choir, who also scored the film.
Conducted by music director Craig Jessop, with many new arrangements by associate director Mack Wilberg, this album features compositions by John Rutter, Janice Kapp Perry, and Irving Berlin, in a rich mixture of spirituals, folk songs, lullabies, and hymns. The Orchestra at Temple Square provides rich accompaniment.
From early folk songs and beloved hymns to patriotic fanfare of yesteryear to stirring new pieces written just for the Choir, you'll find music that will touch your heart, lift your spirit, and tickle your fancy. All your favorites are here—"God Bless America," "America the Beautiful," the National Anthem, "Battle Hymn of the Republic"—as well as music by some of America's favorite composers.
This new collection of music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square embodies the spirit of the Savior's teachings of faith, love, and hope for the future.
2002 CD reissue of the gold-selling 1970 LP, with three bonus tracks! Containing classic songs of faith and hope, including the title track, "The First Noel," "Deck The Hall," "Carol Of The Bells," "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," and many more. Bonus tracks: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song," and "The Hallelujah Chorus."
A two-CD compilation of classic recordings by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring songs which celebrate the freedoms and glories of America. Songs include: "You're a Grand Old Flag," "Rock of Ages," "Home on the Range," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," "My Country! 'Tis of Thee," "Yankee Doodle Boy," and many others.
2000 CD collection of classic recordings by the Choir, featuring eleven defining selections: "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "The Lord's Prayer," "Come, Come Ye Saints," "O My Father" and many others.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir joins with the Orchestra at Temple Square to add this sparkling new entry to the Choir's great tradition of Christmas recordings.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is joined by the Utah Symphony and soloists Janice Chandler (soprano) and Nathan Gunn (baritone) with Craig Jessop conducting. This new English adaption of Johannes Brahms' transcendent work was authored by Robert Shaw.
A 1998 collection of Christmas songs from around the world, including new, digital recordings of "O Tannenbaum," "The First Nowell," "Stille Nacht," "Joy to the World," and many more.
This Essential Classics release features the highlights of Handel's Messiah performed by Eileen Farrell, Martha Lipton, Davis Cunningham and William Warfield, the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Philadelphia Orchestra expertly conducted by the great Eugene Ormandy in this legendary 1959 recording of the best loved portions of Handel's great Oratorio. A best seller for over four decades!
A far-ranging collection of classic recordings by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring a selection of nationalistic and traditional songs from a number of nations, including the United States, the British Isles, Israel, South America, Scandinavia, and Russia.
A collection of classic recordings by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with a wide selection of popular marches by John Philip Sousa, as well as several College Fight Songs, including: "The Liberty Bell March," "The Washington Post March," "Semper Fidelis," "Notre Dame Victory March," "On Wisconsin," "Roar, Lion, Roar!" [Columbia University], the title track, and many more.
This collection of classic recordings by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir contains many traditional favorites, including "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "Anvil Chorus," "The Lost Chord," "It's A Grand Night For Singing," "My Favorite Things" and many others.
Jerold Ottley conducts the Columbia Symphony Orchestra and Tabernacle Choir in a joyful collection of sacred choruses from Mozart, Shubert, Hayden, Bach, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Poulenc, and more. Includes: "Onward Christian Soldiers," "The Lord's Prayer," "Rise Up, Arise," "Sanctus," "Gloria," and many more.
A collection of classic recordings featuring songs of gratitude and harmony. Tracks include: "A Song of Thanksgiving," "O Brother Man," "Thanks Be To God," "O Clap Your Hands," "Let The Mountains Shout For Joy," and many others.
A feast of immortal music from two masters! This compilation of classic recordings by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir gathers together twenty choruses from Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel, including "Awake the Trumpet's Lofty Sound," "Sheep May Safely Graze," "Zadok the Priest" and many others.
A collection of classic recordings, this compilation CD gathers some of the Choir's best- known and loved songs, including "The Sound of Music," "Born Free," "Simple Gifts," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and "The Impossible Dream" plus many more.
A rich selection of classic recordings by the Mormon Taberncle Choir celebrating the freedoms and beauties of America. Numbers include: "My Country! 'Tis Of Thee," "Battle Hymn Of The Republic," "Home On The Range," "This Land Is Your Land," "Down In The Valley," "Shenandoah," and many others.
A powerful collection of classic recordings from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, this selection of traditional favorites includes: "Onward Christian Soldiers," "Abide With Me," "Now The Day Is Over," "Rock Of Ages," "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," "I Need Thee Every Hour" and many more.
A collection of classic recordings from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring songs from the Civil War and songs from American composer Stephen Foster. Tracks include: "Camptown Races," "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair," "Oh Susannah," "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," "Dixie," and many more.
A light-hearted collection of classic recordings by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir directed by Jerold Ottley, celebrating the sound and rhythms of America. From the Southern flavor of "Sourwood Mountain" and the gentle strains on "Black Sheep," to the raucous hoe-down of Mack Wilberg's "Cindy" to "Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho", this recording is filled with the spirit of American songwriting at its best.
A classic collection of Christmas songs by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, accompanied by the Columbia Brass & Percussion Ensemble and Directed by Jerold Ottley. Featuring the sacred holiday classics "Joy To The World," "O Little Town Of Bethlehem," "O Come, All Ye Faithful," the title track, and more.
The Tabernacle Choir joins forces with The Vocal Majority in this stirring program of spiritual and popular favorites! Songs include: "Love At Home," "I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked," "The Windows Of The World," "One Voice," and many more.
A Copland Celebration! Also includes "Canticle of Freedom" and "Four Motets." Featuring Michael Tilson Thomas and the Utah Symphony.
This 1986 album is an All-American salute to the United States, with Jerold Ottley conducting the Tabernacle Choir, and Capt. Craig Jessop leading The Singing Sergeants! Also features The United States Air Force Band. Songs include: "The Pledge Of Allegiance," "An American Tribute," "Holy Radiant Light," "Song Of Democracy," and six more.
This classic 1967 recording features Beethoven's staggering Choral masterwork, performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Tabernacle Choir, with Eugene Ormandy and Richard P. Condie conducting!
This 1963 LP features the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with the New York Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein conducting. Richard P. Condie directed the choir. This album featured Christmas songs from many countries including The Twelfth Night Song (Russian), The Animal Carol (old English) Patapan (Burgundian/French), Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine (German).
1961 LP with Richard P. Condie directing the choir in songs of the Civil War. Tracks include: "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp," "Aura Lee," "The Bonnie Blue Flag," "He's Gone Away," "The Battle Cry of Freedom," "Lorena," and more.
1958 LP featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy, with Dr. Richard P. Condie conducting the choir in some of the best-loved choruses, including: "Sheep May Safely Graze," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," "A Mighty Fortress," and many more.