Glory! Music of Rejoicing (CD)

by Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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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. Included are jubilant renditions of "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Ennio Morricone's "Nella fantasia" from The Mission, and the frequently requested anthem, "The Holy City." Infused with the powerful sound of the Choir, plus 110 instrumentalists, these songs will bring you to your feet!

  1. Hymn of Praise
    Music: Mack Wilberg (incorporating the "Old Hundredth")
    Text: David Warner (incorporating text from Isaac Watts, Thomas Ken and Eliza R. Snow)
  2. Pilgrim Song
    Music: American folk hymn
    Arrangement: Ryan Murphy
  3. Look to the Day
    Music: John Rutter
    Text: John Rutter
  4. "Wonder" from Dances to Life
    Music: Mack Wilberg
    Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
  5. "My House" from Peter Pan
    Music: Leonard Bernstein
    Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
  6. "Exsultate Justi" from Empire of the Sun
    Music: John Williams
    Text: Based on Psalm 32:11; 33:3-4
  7. Glory!
    Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff
    Text: Milton Pascal
  8. Psalm 148
    Music: Gustav Holst
    Text: Psalm 148, paraphrase by F.R. Gray
  9. "Cum Sancto Spiritu" from Petite Messe Solennelle
    Music: Gioachino Rossini
    Text: Traditional
  10. "Blessed Be the Lord" from Messe Solennelle de Ste. Cecile
    Music: Charles Gounod
    Text: Traditional
    Standford Olsen, soloist
  11. The Holy City
    Music: Michael Maybrick (alias Stephen Adams)
    Text: Frederic Weatherly
    Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
    Stanford Olsen, soloist
  12. "Nella Fantasia" (Based on "Gabriel's Oboe") from The Mission
    Music: Ennio Morricone
    Text: Chiara Ferrau
    Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
    Stanford Olsen, soloist
  13. "Non Nobis, Domine" from Henry V
    Music: Patrick Doyle
    Text: Psalm 115:1
    Arrangement: Sam Cardon
  14. "Ode to Joy" excerpts from Symphony No. 9
    Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
    Text: Friedrich Schiller

Deseret News article about Glory! by Tori Ackerman (Click Here)

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.

For more information visit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir fan page on Facebook.

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Thrilling!

by  Customer  -   reviewed on  January 20, 2012

It doesn't get much better than this! The Choir and Orchestra are in top form.

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Great Idea

by  Customer  -   reviewed on  January 19, 2012

Marvelous album; many of the less-listened-to pieces are treasures, like the poignant melody in the Peter Pan song and I particularly liked the energy and preserved Tabernacle acoustics in "Cum Sancto Spriritu. . ."

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Magnificent and Angelic Music!

by  Holly  -   reviewed on  February 24, 2012

Thank you for this gorgeous CD. I listen to it in the car every day! The music inspires and motivates me! Exceptional quality!

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Nice recording

by  Customer  -   reviewed on  January 11, 2012

This is a very nice CD. There is a lot of variety on here which is nice. I really like Ryan Murphy's "Pilgrim Song." I've loved that once since the first time I heard it a few years ago. My two other favorite tracks are "Glory" and "Psalm 148." I have earlier recordings of both of those and they are still favorites of mine. I love the fact that the organ has a particular prominence in Psalm 148. I love the sound of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir accompanied by organ. It would be nice to hear more of that. A few tracks with just choir and organ would be absolutely wonderful on the next recording. Overall, it's a great recording.

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'Glory' is glorious!

by  Richard  -   reviewed on  March 17, 2012

Received my copy a couple weeks back. Have played several selections on my WXPR Public Radio 91.7 fm 'Midday Classics' program. Gotta love the "MTC"! Dick Timmons Rhinelader,WI

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