America's Choir

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America's Choir: Favorite Songs, Hymns, & Anthems
Studio album by Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Released 2004

America's Choir: Favorite Songs, Hymns, & Anthems is a religious compilation album released by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The choir was first called "America's Choir" by U.S. President Ronald Reagan. The choir has performed at the inaugurations of United States Presidents Lyndon B Johnson (1965), Richard M Nixon (1969), Ronald Reagan (1981), George Bush (1989), and George W Bush (2001). They also performed at the American Bicentennial, US Constitution bicentennial celebration, 2002 Winter Olympics (national anthem), and national broadcasts honoring the passing of US Presidents Franklin D Roosevelt and John F Kennedy.

The selections in this recording bring together favorite songs, hymns, and anthems from the Choir’s repertoire. Other songs and anthems in this collection speak of the many facets of life: “Cindy” is a rousing folk song; “O Home Beloved,” a plaintive remembrance; “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” a stirring tribute to the grace of God, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” the reach for dreams yet unrealized, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” the anthem that made the Choir famous.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Arranger Length
1. "Alleluja Fanfare/Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"   German Hymn Tune, Joachim Neaner, trans. by Catherine Winkworth Mack Wilberg 3:01
2. "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"   American Folk Hymn, Robert Robinson Mack Wilberg 5:15
3. "This Is My Father's World"   Trad. English Melody, adapt. Franklin L. Shepphard, Maltbie D. Babcock Mack Wilberg 3:24
4. "Hallelujah Chorus"   Ludwig van Beethoven   3:49
5. "Fugue in C Major ("Jig")"   Dietrich Buxtehude adapt. by Mack Wilberg   2:13
6. "Come, Come Ye Saints"   English Folk Song, William Clayton Mack Wilberg 4:11
7. "O Home Beloved"   Joseph Parry Evan Stephens 2:29
8. "Come, Let Us Anew"   attributed to James Lucas, Charles Wesley Mack Wilberg 4:31
9. "Bound for the Promised Land"   American Folk Hymn Mack Wilberg 2:35
10. "Shenandoah"   American Folk Song Mack Wilberg 4:48
11. "Cindy"   American Folk Song Mack Wilberg 4:24
12. "Danny Boy"   Traditional Irish Tune, Frederick E. Wetherby Joseph Flummerfelt 5:26
13. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain"   Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II Arthur Harris 3:22
14. "Battle Hymn of the Republic"   William Steffe, Julia Ward Howe Peter J. Wilhousky 5:19
15. "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Reprise)"   German Hymn Tune Mack Wilberg 2:29
16. "God Be with You Till We Meet Again"   William G. Tomer, Jeremiah E. Rankin Mack Wilberg 2:36

Charts[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004)[2] Peak
position
Billboard Classical 1
Billboard Independent 50

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.