Latter-day Saint Life

LDS Pianist Garth Smith Releases Christ-Centered Album

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Pianist Garth Smith returns with his third full-length album, a collection of fresh, new arrangements of familiar Christ-centered hymns titled Behold the Great Redeemer, Sacred Hymns, Vol. III.

Garth’s new album is available through his website, Deseret Book,, and other LDS music outlets. Online downloads are available through  iTunes and Amazon.

Smith’s arrangements manifest his deep understanding of the original works. He has spent time with them pondering and discovering. The resulting close relationship with these songs shines through in his solo recordings, revealing nuances in the emotions they elicit. Smith’s music is soothing and peaceful, and the performance can be just as effective in providing inspirational background music for the home, studying the scriptures, or in a focused listening experience by the user to draw closer to the Savior. The bottom line is this—Smith’s music takes you to a place of serenity, an escape from the world for a moment, and provides the listener with beautiful arrangements that point to the Savior.

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For the first time ever, Garth is offering sheet music of his album arrangements. Pianists with advanced skills will enjoy learning the solo pieces, which are appropriate for church performances and recitals. Garth has entered into an agreement with Jackman Music to publish a book of selections from Behold the Great Redeemer, Sacred Hymns, Vol. III, which will be available later in 2016. Individual sheet music PDF files can be downloaded now from Garth’s website


Garth has released the first YouTube single from the album Lead, Kindly Light—a beautiful message of forgiveness, hope, and turning oneself to God after making mistakes in life. Garth gives a fresh new take on this hymn classic. Click on the picture below to watch the video.


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