Historical General Conference music info

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Historical General Conference music info

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:55 pm

I have two General Conference history questions that maybe someone can answer:

First, does anyone know of any sources of information that list what songs were sung in General Relief Society Meetings, General Young Women Meetings, and General Women’s Meetings before 1996? The information doesn't appear to be on LDS.org anywhere that I can find (I looked in the Ensign pages and the General Conference pages).

Second, according to the October 1991 Conference Report, pages 68 and 73, the closing song for the General Priesthood Session was "God of Our Fathers." However, I'm trying to figure out if it was "God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand," "God of Our Fathers, We Come unto Thee," or "God of Our Fathers, Known of Old." Does anyone have access to a physical copy of the October 1991 Ensign to see if there's a music section that lists it more specifically; or a recording of the conference on cassette tape or CD that could look it up? I couldn't find any recordings or specific information on LDS.org.

Similar to the above, which version of "Rise Up, O Men of God" was sung in April 1991, Priesthood Session?
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Re: Historical General Conference music info

Postby lajackson » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:22 pm

sbradshaw wrote:Does anyone have access to a physical copy of the October 1991 Ensign to see if there's a music section that lists it more specifically;

The November 1991 Ensign, which is the conference issue, sheds no additional light on the version of "God of Our Fathers." The music information section at the front only lists who sang, not what they sang.

As for your April 1991 question, I believe they did the Festal Song tune now found at Hymn 324 in the hymnal. But that is based on my memory. I remember hearing it, and how impactful it was in view of the talk that had just been given.

Alas, my memory has failed me before, but that's the one I would vote for based on what few brain cells remain.

Back then we were still recording the sessions off the satellite on VHS tape, but our library no longer has a VHS player, so I can't check that, either. (I think the tapes are also no longer.)

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Re: Historical General Conference music info

Postby sbradshaw » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:35 pm

I'm impressed that you remember back to a conference in April 1991! :) I'll go with that unless someone else has something more concrete. Thanks!
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Re: Historical General Conference music info

Postby jasonhyer » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:49 pm

There is a website Singpraises.net that lists the music from 1991 conferences and probably has other years as well.

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Re: Historical General Conference music info

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:10 pm

jasonhyer wrote:There is a website Singpraises.net that lists the music from 1991 conferences and probably has other years as well.

That's actually my website, that I'm gathering information for. :)
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