100: Celebrating a Century of Recording Excellence (2 CD + Bonus CD/DVD)
In 1910, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, joined by Columbia Records at the time, made its first commercial recording in the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle. Now, a century later, the Choir has become one of the most famous organizations in the world, having toured all around the globe and released more than 150 albums.\r\r\r\r
100: Celebrating a Century of Recording Excellence memorializes this milestone of 100 years of world-class recordings. This set contains the Choir_ã_s most requested songs.
Bonus CD/DVD contains rarely heard archival audio, including the Choir's first ever recording in 1910. Includes video of the the Choir performing in the Holy Land, and rare footage of the Choir performing at the inaugural parade of President Ronald Reagan.\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r
- Disc 1
- Alleluia Fanfare/Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
- How Great Thou Art
- Morning Has Broken
- Brother James's Air
- Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
- The Lord's Prayer
- The Impossible Dream
- Homeward Bound
- Old Time Religion
- Climb Ev'ry Mountain
- God Bless America
- Call of the Champions
- Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
- "Hallelujah" from Messiah
- Newly Released Bonus Tracks
- Glorious Everlasting
- Disc 2
- How Firm a Foundation
- Consider the Lilies
- Simple Gifts
- Be Still, My Soul
- "Hallelujah Chorus" from Christ on the Mount of Olives
- Come, Come, Ye Saints
- You'll Never Walk Alone
- The Battle of Jericho
- Over the Rainbow
- Down to the River to Pray
- Amazing Grace
- God Be with You Till We Meet Again
- Battle Hymn of the Republic
- Newly Released Bonus Tracks
- All People That on Earth Do Dwell
- Danny Boy
- Bonus Disc
- Let the Mountains Shout for Joy (1910)
- "Worthy Is the Lamb" from Messiah (1927)
- Faith of Our Fathers (1949)
- More Holiness Give Me (1959)
- How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (1964)
- The Heavens Resound (1977) Side Two - Historic Video
- A Might Fortress Is Our God (1962)
- Life, Law, and Loved Ones (1969)
- We Gather Together (1969)
- The Worth of a Choir (1979)
- Battle Hymn of the Republic (1981)
- "Hallelujah Chorus" from Christ in the Mount of Olives (1992)
- Alleluia Fanfare/Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (2004)
- America the Beautiful (2003)
- My Song in the Night (2009)
- Carve Your Name on Hearts (2009)
- Danny Boy (2009)
Side One - Vintage Audio
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir_ã_s latest release, 100: Celebrating a Century of Recording Excellence, includes a bonus disc with a track of the first song recorded by the Choir in 1910, _ã–Let the Mountains Shout for Joy._ã� On this bonus disc, another recording of this same song (made by the Choir in 1950) was mistakenly substituted for the original 1910 recording.\r\r
If you purchased this album online from Deseret Book, you don_ã_t need to do anything. A corrected disc will be delivered to you via mail shortly.\r\r
Customers who purchased the album from a retail location can get a corrected bonus disc with the original 1910 recording by showing proof of purchase (original receipt or bonus disc from 100 package) at any Deseret Book or Seagull Book location. (Customers can keep the incorrect disk.) If customers purchased from another retailer, they may return the product to the place of purchase, to any Deseret Book or Seagull location, or contact Deseret Book customer service at 1-800-453-4532.
About the Author
The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir originated in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City. As the Latter-day Saints moved west, Church President Brigham Young included musicians among members of the advance parties. Consequently, a small choir first sang for a conference of the Church in the Salt Lake Valley on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first group arrived. The origins of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may be found in the desire and commitment of early converts to include appropriate music in both sacred and secular events.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at 13 world’s fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s recordings have achieved “gold record” and two have achieved “platinum record” status. The most popular was the Grammy-Award-winning 1959 release of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
by Customer - reviewed on June 15, 2010
Most of the tracks from this collection are from the Choir's back catalog, but it's handy to have them all in one place. The four new tracks are great, and the "bonus" disk is incredibly interesting, with all that old footage and the vintage recordings. Hearing Richard L. Evans's voice again giving a "Spoken Word" was wonderful. And what a surprise to hear how great the Choir sounded back in 1910! This is an important milestone for the Choir, and I think the bonus CD/DVD is worth the price of the whole collection. Definitely worth owning.
Vintage Audio is incredible!!
by Chad - reviewed on June 15, 2010
Wow, what a treat. I thought it was so cool to hear the audio recording of the Choir from way back in 1910. I'm so glad they finally recorded "Danny Boy"! It is one of my all-time favorite songs the Choir sings!
by Lisa - reviewed on September 07, 2010
I purchased this for my husband for our anniversary. We listened to the entire set and it was so inspiring. I highly recommend this to everyone LDS or not.
by Joyce - reviewed on June 25, 2010
I absolutely love this CD set. The selections are my all time favorites performed by the choir. Everything was so crystal clear. Listening to this wonderful music is very uplifting and the bonus tracks are exceptional. My thanks to the Tabernacle Choir for 100 amazing years of beautiful music!
Flawless and Beautiful
by Janet - reviewed on August 12, 2010
I bought one for myself and two as gifts that I've given to family members. I absolutely love the Tabernacle Choir and have every album they've done. They're amazing! This new CD set is flawless and beautiful and needs to be in everyone's home to help calm people in this troubling time we live in. Their music takes you to a different world for a while where peace can be found again. I actually got to go see them last Friday night when they did their Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert. Wow! Talk about perfection! I had goosebumps the whole night.
by Customer - reviewed on June 11, 2010
I just bought this after anxiously waiting for it to come out for several months. For the most part it's pretty good. I like the newly recorded tracks. I especially love the one of "All People That on Earth Do Dwell." I love the sound of the Choir accompanied by organ and I've really missed hearing that. Hopefully future recordings will include a few choir and organ only tracks. It's a glorious sound and there's nothing quite like it. I love the fact that while there are differences, the choir sounds largely the same from 1910 through 2010. It was fascinating to hear the early recordings. The video recordings were okay. But does there not exists a complete video recording of the Tabernacle Choir at President Reagan's inauguration? And the voice over in the one from 1962 really bugged me. The choir was glorious as always, but overshadowed by the unfortunate voice over. A whole vintage broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word would have been a great addition. But on the whole it was pretty good.