The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and world-renowned baritone, Bryn Terfel, have joined forces with Europe’s leading recording studio, Deutsche Grammophon, to produce an inspiring survey of classical, spiritual, Welsh and American folk songs. Features special guests Tamara Mumford and Sissel.
- What a Wonderful World
- Homeward Bound
- Bound for a Promised Land
- Faith Calls
- Shall We Gather at the River
- How Great Thou Art
- Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah
- Blow the Wind Suotherly
- Ave Verum
- The Dying Soldier
- Battle Hymn of the Republic
- Deep River
- When the Saints Go Marchin’ In
- Home on the Range
- Libera me
- Lascia ch’io pianga
- Give Me My Song
About the Authors
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 September 15, 2013
When you pair one of the greatest singers of our day with one the greatest choirs of our day, you simply can't go wrong. Every track is a winner. This album will be taking up permanent residence in my car's CD player for some time to come.