Men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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Men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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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.

Listeners of all ages will enjoy hearing the Choir's soaring tenors, rich baritones, and strong basses lend their voices to moving arrangements of favorite songs as well as some of the most classic pieces written for male chorus including "Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy," "Beautiful Savior," "Pilgrims' Chorus" from Tannhauser, "You Raise Me Up," and Billy Joel's "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)."

    Tracks:
  1. Brethren, We Have Met to Worship
    Music: William Moore
    Text: George Atkins
    Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
  2. Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy
    Music: Philip Paul Bliss
    Text: Philip Paul Bliss
    Arrangement: Ryan Murphy
  3. The Morning Trumpet
    Music: B.F. White
    Text: John Leland
    Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
  4. Fight the Good Fight with All Thy Might
    Music: John Gardner
    Text: J.S.B. Monsell
  5. Evening (Aftonen)
    Music: Hugo Alfven
    Text: Herman Satherberg (English version: Norman Luboff)
  6. Landsighting (Landkjenning)
    Music: Edvard Grieg
    Text: Bjornstjerne Bjornson (English version: Norman Luboff)
    Soloist: Clayton Brainerd
  7. "Dance a Cachuca, Fandango, Bolero" (Finale from The Gondoliers)
    Music: Arthur Sullivan
    Text: W.S. Gilbert
    Arrangement: Archibald T. Davidson
  8. Alleluia
    Music: attr. to Giulio Caccini
    Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
  9. "Pilgrim's Chorus" (from Tannhauser)
    Music: Richard Wagner
    Text: Richard Wagner (English version: Natalia Macferrin)
  10. Lullabye ("Goodnight My Angel")
    Music: Billy Joel
    Text: Billy Joel
    Arrangement: Ryan Murphy
  11. Hush, Little Baby
    Music: American Lullaby
    Text: American Lullaby (Additional Text: David Warner
    Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
  12. You Raise Me Up
    Music: Rolf Lovland and Brendan Graham
    Text: Rolf Lovland and Brendan Graham
    Arrangement: Nathan Hofheins
  13. Beautiful Savior
    Music: Selsian Folk Melody
    Text: Anonymous, 12th Century
    Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
  14. There Is a Balm in Gilead
    Music: African-American Spiritual
    Text: African-American Spiritual
    Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
  15. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
    Music: African-American Spiritual
    Text: African-American Spiritual
    Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

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Amazing!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I love this CD. There is a great balance between church hymns and other uplifting popular songs. Definitely one to add to your playlist!

Disappointing !
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I have been longing for a CD of just the Men of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for years and have always found their recitals during the Priesthood Sessions of General Conference totally absorbing.

Unfortunately I found this CD lacking. The sound quality was poor especially during the a cappella performances, the background noise of the brethren breathing between lines was distracting.

Also, reading everyone else’s comments, I find myself on my own here, but I just cannot stand the happy-clappy ‘He's Got the Whole World in His Hands’ nonsense.

Can I plead that for the next CD, that they stick to our Hymn Book, being supported by the wonderful Tabernacle organ, as in the Priesthood Sessions of General Conference, or even sing a cappella, if the sound quality is improved.

Wonderful Music
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I also love this CD. Like some, it took one or two listenings to appreciate a couple of the tracks. But, that's usually the case with a new CD from anyone. The only thing I noticed, and I picked up it pretty quickly, it seemed the balance between the orchestra and choir was off in places. At times it would sound like the men were backing up the choir instead of the other way around. That happened to be the first thing I noticed when the orchestra and choir first came together in their first recording. Since then there has been a "melding" and the two groups really are "one". But, in this album, in a couple of places, the orchestra almost seemed too much for the voices. And it seemed to me to be more of a technical issue rather than a performance issue. Certainly not enough to make me give a bad rating and I have come to live this CD. Just something I personally noticed.

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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.

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