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This is a must-have CD for any LDS home, especially those with missionaries in the field or missionaries in the making.
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. From the stirring refrain of the title song &mdash which heralds many missionaries as they start their service &mdash to the tender submission to God's will in “I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go” to the fervor of “This Is the Christ” and “I Believe in Christ,” this music imbues the heart with enthusiasm for God's work and hope for a brighter tomorrow. The songs clearly resonate with Latter-day Saints, and also appeal to a broader segment of believers who have a love of God and a desire to share that love with their neighbor. “Onward, ever onward. . . God our strength will be. . . Called to serve our king.”
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 Pauline - reviewed on October 02, 2008
Absolutely beautiful music.
by Robert W. - reviewed on May 05, 2009
I have listened to the CD many times. It's spiritually inspiring and the songs are some my favorite hymns.
Breath- takingly beautiful
by Brenda - reviewed on September 23, 2008
I have always enjoyed the Tabernacle Choir's CDs. This one is exceptionally amazing. My husband and I listen continually. My only wish is that it were sold in bulk so I could use it like a pass along card!! The Spirit is so strong and touching to my husband and I as we listen continually and feel it would be a fantastic missionary tool. The music is a great blessing in this time in our world.
All my favorites on one CD!
by Tonya - reviewed on April 29, 2008
I received my copy of Called to Serve back in March along with a couple of other CD's. I play it in the car as I go to and from work, and although I occasionally swap it out for another CD, it's my FAVORITE. We had Stake Conference last weekend and I noticed that I knew some of the songs the choir sang only because they were on this CD and I'd listened to it so much.
brings back memories
by Irene - reviewed on September 24, 2008
This recordeing brings back many memories of my mission. The songs are so awsome anyway but when you have been on a mission, they just seem to have a fonder memory and the experiences comes back to memory. Great listening.
by Royce - reviewed on May 12, 2008
First of all, this is an absolutely amazing CD. It has all the perfect songs and arrangements that you can ask for (Called to Serve is my favourite). The only thing with this CD is that if you're a true Mormon Tab fan (like myself), then you would already have quite a few of the songs from previous CDs. Its still worth it though especially for the first hymn Called to Serve so go ahead and buy it!!! Blessings from Jamaica
by Leonard - reviewed on September 12, 2008
It's really an uplifting cd. It's primarily focus on missionary work. Good to listen anytime.
I love it!
by Tracy - reviewed on October 19, 2008
I love this CD. I get in the car and tease my daughters about singing with the the choir. We laugh and sing along with every song.
by Customer - reviewed on November 24, 2008
Both my husband and I love listening to this inspiring CD.
by Customer - reviewed on November 24, 2008
My husband gave this to me for my birthday and I've listened to it with delight. It won't be too many years before we'll be able to serve.
Spiritually uplifting and strengthening
by Mary - reviewed on April 29, 2008
Very spiritually moving. Beautiful. Makes the perfect gift for yourself or for someone preparing to serve a mission. My son loves it and is making it part of his missionary music collection for his mission.
Spreading the WORD
by Customer - reviewed on March 10, 2008
The clips were just beautiful..gave me goosebumps also.I am going to order the CD for my home..
Truly an inspirational CD
by Customer - reviewed on October 06, 2008
I bought this CD for my son who is leaving on his mission soon. He loved the CD and so did I. It has helped him prepare for his mission by bringing the spirit into our home. He has come closer to the spirit by listening to it. The Tabernacle Choir is wonderful!
Bound to motivate a generation of missionaries.
by Customer - reviewed on March 07, 2008
Got the CD last night. Played it for the local elders today. It was amazing to watch them glow as they listened to 'Called to Serve' and 'I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go.' , Got the same goose bumps as being at the MTC and hearing the missionaries sing 'Called to Serve' there. Where was this CD when I was on my mission? , I finally found the CD to send to the members in my mission country. I have been waiting to send them a CD of favorite hymns that they would all recognize.
GREAT TO LISTEN...ANYTIME
by Amy - reviewed on September 18, 2008
This is a great CD to listen time when running errands, working around the house, or just relaxing in your room. It is uplifting and beautiful
by Jennie - reviewed on October 03, 2008
I love to listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing! These are my favorite songs and I enjoy listing to them everytime I am down because they lift my spirit back up! Ya'll should really order this!
by Customer - reviewed on September 30, 2008
Great to send to a missionary.
by Customer - reviewed on October 02, 2008
Great to listen to.
by Angela - reviewed on October 24, 2008
An amazing gift to give your missionaries in the field! Let them be inspired by the music written specifically for their call. Uplift them and show them your love through this wonderful cd.
Our whole family loves this cd
by Customer - reviewed on September 17, 2008
Our whole family loves this cd. Our kids ages 7 to 14 ask to listen to it. It just makes you happy.
A CD worth getting
by Customer - reviewed on September 18, 2008
I have thoroughly enjoyed all the CDs by the Choir. This was no exception. This CD is a motivation for those who are going, are serving now and have served a mission. It is worth getting.
by Amanda - reviewed on September 19, 2008
This is a beautiful CD by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Very inspiring and allows the spirt to enter your home.
The Best CD I've Ever Heard By A Choir Any where.
by Herb - reviewed on December 12, 2008
I was traveling in the Easteren Sierras and decided to test my trucks Bose speakers for the first time with my new CD, Called To Serve. I have many Mormon Tabernacle Choir CDS and tapes,but, this is the best ever. In my Christmas Newsletter I wrote,On a recent trip Observiing the magnificent works of nature in the Sierras and hearing The Best Choir In The World was beyond my description of correct words in my vocabulary. It was the best choir and arrangement I've ever heard and a awesome experience that I'll never forget. Thank you Choir and Orchestra you made my vacation the best ever. Herb.
by Diana - reviewed on September 24, 2008
This CD is perfect for the whole family. You'll find yourself singing along with it.
by Customer - reviewed on October 02, 2008
Great collection, and one the boys can listen to when they are on the mission.
I love MOTAB!
by Rachel - reviewed on October 23, 2008
I absolutely love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir-we have so many of their CDs in our home and play them so frequently that our 2 and 4 year old know all the words, which is way cute when the songs are more obscure (especially selections from the Messiah). This CD has some great songs on it, and they have become family favorites!
by tessa - reviewed on October 17, 2008
What a Motivating CD!
by Wendy - reviewed on October 30, 2008
This music is so outstanding and motivating--for missionaries OR for members!
by Travis - reviewed on November 06, 2008
I love this music. Wonderful for missionaries. Some songs on this cd were never recorded by the Choir before.
by earl - reviewed on January 27, 2009
A must have for home. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir no matter what they sing brings joy and inspiration to my soul. Highly Recommended
INSPIRING and WONDERFUL
by Customer - reviewed on January 28, 2009
This has been added to out collection of inspiring music. The choir does inspire the love of our Heavenly Father, the sound of music to touch our very soul, reminds us every day how blessed we are to have this wonderful music in our lives.
by levi - reviewed on May 11, 2011
I loved this compilation being that it gives me personal courage to be brave and to have faith
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