100 Years: Celebrating a Century of Recording Excellence

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100 Years: Celebrating a Century of Recording Excellence
Compilation album by Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Released June 15, 2010
Length 154:40

100 Years: Celebrating a Century of Recording Excellence is a religious compilation album released by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir marking the centennial of the choir's earliest recordings. The choir's first recording was on September 1, 1910.[1] They have subsequently released 175 albums.[citation needed]

The album reached No. 154 on the Billboard 200 on July 3, 2010. It also reached No. 6 on the Christian chart and remained on the chart for 17 weeks, No. 21 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 1 on the Classical Albums chart, remaining on the chart for 48 weeks.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Arranger Length
1. "Alleluja Fanfare/Praise to the Lord the Almighty"   German Hymn Tune, Joachim Neaner, trans. by Catherine Winkworth   3:09
2. "How Great Thou Art"   Swedish folk melody, Stuart K. Hine Nathan Hofhiens 5:00
3. "Morning Has Broken"   Traditional Gaelic melody, Eleanor Farjeon Mack Wilberg 2:25
4. "Brother James's Air"   James Leith Macbeth Bain, Psalm 23 Mack Wilberg 4:27
5. "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"   Martin John; Engl. trans. by Robert Bridges Orchestration: Lucien Cailliet 3:36
6. "The Lord's Prayer"   Albert Hay Malotte Carl Deis 3:30
7. "The Impossible Dream"   Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion Arthur Harris 3:49
8. "Homeward Bound"   Marta Keen Thompson Mack Wilberg 5:54
9. "Old Time Religion"   Traditional Benjamin Harlan 3:03
10. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain"   Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II Arthur Harris 3:30
11. "God Bless America"   Irving Berlin Roy Ringwald 3:53
12. "Call of the Champions"   John Williams, Olympic Motto   4:55
13. "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"   American folk hymn, Robert Robinson Mack Wilberg 6:13
14. ""Hallelujah" from Messiah"   George Frideric Handel   3:55
15. "Glorious Everlasting"   M. Thomas Cousins, Psalm 57 Arthur Harris 3:15
16. "Betelehemu"   Via Olatunji, Wendell Whalum, Traditional Barrington Brooks 5:29
Standard edition Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Arranger Length
1. "How Firm a Foundation"   Attributed to J Ellis, Robert Keen Mack Wilberg 4:36
2. "Consider the Lilies"   Roger Hoffman A. Laurence Lyon 5:26
3. "Simple Gifts"   Shaker song, additions by David Warner Mack Wilberg 3:13
4. "Be Still, My Soul"   Jean Sibelius, Katarina von Schlegel, trans. by Jane Borthwick Mack Wilberg 4:58
5. ""Hallelujah Chorus" from Christ on the Mount of Olives"   Ludwig van Beethoven   3:57
6. "Come, Come, Ye Saints"   English folk song, William Clayton Mack Wilberg 4:20
7. "You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel)"   Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II Arthur Harris 3:19
8. "Shenandoah"   American folk song Mack Wilberg 4:58
9. "The Battle of Jericho"   African-American spiritual Moses Hogan 2:40
10. "Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)"   Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Arthur Harris 4:44
11. "Down to the River to Pray"   American folk hymn and African-American spiritual Mack Wilberg 3:57
12. "Amazing Grace"   American folk hymn, John Newton Mack Wilberg 6:25
13. "God Be with You Till We Meet Again"   William G Tomer, Jeremiah E Rankin Mack Wilberg 2:45
14. "Battle Hymn of the Republic"   William Steffe, Julia Ward Howe Peter J Wilhousky 5:28
15. "All People That on Earth Do Dwell"   Louis Bourgeois, metrical paraphrase by Rev. William Kethe   3:36
16. "Danny Boy"   Frederick E Weatherly Mack Wilberg 5:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Billboard 200 154
Billboard Classical 1
Billboard Independent 21
Billboard Christian 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Billboard Classical Albums[3] 15
Chart (2011) Position
US Billboard Classical Albums[4] 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buy Mormon Tabernacle Choir CDs and DVDs - Official Shop". Mormontabernaclechoir.org. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Mormon Tabernacle Choir : Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Classical Albums: 2010 Year End Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Classical Albums: 2011 Year End Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-01-06.