Music

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October 07, 2021 10:00 AM MDT
Have you ever listened to a song over and over, and one day you suddenly realize that the words you always sing at the top of your lungs are not the right ones? Primary children sure have! Check out some of the funniest misheard Primary song lyrics.
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September 22, 2021 12:15 PM MDT
The first song that members of the Tabernacle Choir sang at Tuesday night‘s rehearsal was “Come, Ye Children of the Lord”—an appropriate choice after 19 months apart.
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By  LDS Living
September 20, 2021 01:47 PM MDT
On September 17, the 2021 Church Music Festival annual concert was live-streamed and is now available for on-demand viewing.
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May 18, 2021 01:04 PM MDT
Fill your home with uplifting music the whole family will enjoy! You're likely to recognize a few favorite artists and we hope you'll enjoy some new ones as well.
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April 19, 2021 06:22 PM MDT
Ben and Chad Truman have grown up around music. Their father, Dan Truman, was the keyboard and piano player for country band Diamond Rio, which is famous for hit songs like “Meet in the Middle,” “Beautiful Mess,” and “One More Day.”
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March 01, 2021 10:03 PM MST
The Bonner Family released a new music video on February 26. Their original song “You’ve Got Soul,” lives up to its name—between the rhythm, tempo, bass, and a feel-good vibe, it has plenty of soul to get you grooving.
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December 25, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This story originally ran on LDS Living in 2017 and has been updated to include more recent guests.
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By  LDS Living
November 28, 2020 01:00 PM MST
Whether you're someone who saves all Christmas music until after Thanksgiving or someone who partakes of the Christmas spirit all year round, you can only listen to the same classic songs so many times before they start to lose their magic. The trick is to mix your long-time favorites with a few non-traditional arrangements to keep you in the holiday spirit. Below you'll find a whole selection of Christmas albums from Latter-day Saint artists that you won't get tired of anytime soon!
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November 02, 2020 06:02 PM MST
In 2018, Church members around the world answered a call to submit original hymns and children’s songs for a revision to Hymns and the Children’s Songbook.
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September 14, 2020 01:00 PM MDT
Heather Parker had an entire album to record, but all the studios were closed.
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August 24, 2020 04:46 PM MDT
If you’ve served a mission in the last seven years, chances are that the Nashville Tribute Band’s album The Work became a part of your mission experience.
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By  Emily Abel
August 17, 2020 07:24 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square has made accessing gospel music even easier. A free mobile app, simply called The Tabernacle Choir, was just refreshed to provide greater access to uplifting content.
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August 11, 2020 12:41 PM MDT
A group of musicians, including several Latter-day Saints, recently gathered to discuss what they could do to raise awareness about human trafficking. Together, they concluded one way they could help was use their musical talents to recreate a version of Lauren Daigle’s powerful song “Rescue.”
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June 24, 2020 07:35 PM MDT
Some Latter-day Saint artists recently teamed up to perform a cover of country singer Thomas Rhett's new song, “Be A Light.”
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April 13, 2020 06:51 PM MDT
The hymn “Praise to the Man” by pioneer William W. Phelps is well known for its rousing melody to the folk song “Scotland the Brave.” But did you know that the tune wasn’t what the composer originally intended?
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March 04, 2020 08:30 PM MST
Editor's note: Due to COVID-19, this event has been rescheduled for June 4.
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March 03, 2020 10:20 PM MST
*This story originally appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of LDS Living.
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February 24, 2020 06:18 PM MST
George Frideric Handel’s famous oratorio Messiah was first performed in 1742 and has been performed by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square every two years in the Tabernacle. The concert is also streamed live over the internet to audiences around the globe.
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January 27, 2020 04:15 PM MST
In a new video released by Oxford University Press, Mack Wilberg, director of the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, explains the inspiration behind his 2018 piece, "A Cloud of Witnesses."
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January 24, 2020 07:46 PM MST
BYU Vocal Point added an a capella take to the traditional hymn, "Be Thou My Vision," in a video released Friday.
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By  LDS Living
December 27, 2019 10:04 PM MST
Dan Truman and Jason Deere aren’t your typical Nashville-based singer-songwriters. They founded an inspirational hit band that’s captured the attention of the Christian world with its tributes to the Bible, missionary work, Jesus Christ, and more. We recently asked them about their new album and what they love about music.
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By  LDS Living
November 22, 2019 10:00 PM MST
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October 24, 2019 09:42 AM MDT
From the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square to Calee Reed to the Bonner Family, there are lots of great Latter-day Saint artists who have recently released some great new albums. Take our quiz to find out which new album you might enjoy listening to!
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October 18, 2019 03:20 PM MDT
Paul Cardall, a well-known Latter-day Saint pianist, became the first Latter-day Saint to win an award at the Gospel Music Association’s 50th Annual Dove Awards, held this week. He received the Instrumental Album of the Year award for his album Christmas, which had already landed a spot on 9 Billboard Charts including no. 1 New Age Album and no. 4 Classical Album.
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September 18, 2019 12:50 PM MDT
This September has seen countless Latter-day Saint artists topping Billboard charts. And now the success has reached a new peak.
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September 05, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
From a young age, Jenny Oaks Baker’s parents instilled in her a love of music and faith—a faith that has become the central force in her life.
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August 30, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Latter-day Saint internationally renowned pianist Paul Cardall doesn't just bring beloved classical hymns to the Latter-day Saint population but to the rest of the Christian world, too. Just recently he was nominated by the Gospel Music Association for the 50th Annual Dove Awards’ Instrumental Album of the Yearfor his album Christmas. The Dove Awards, which celebrate Christian and gospel music, will be held this year on October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee. The album released last year and hit no. 1 for New Age Album and no. 4 for Classical Album on the Billboard charts.
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By  LDS Living
August 26, 2019 02:15 PM MDT
Sisters Vaofua Ka'ili and Kaylie Bacon came up with a creative way to share their love of the gospel of Jesus Christ—through rap. In a recent Facebook post, Sister Ka'ili wrote:
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August 08, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This article previously ran on LDS Living in June 2016.
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By  LDS Living
July 16, 2019 05:26 PM MDT
As part of a family reunion in Missouri, Eki Taula and Joseph Fitua found themselves poised and ready for the final moments of an intense battle that would test their physicality and reflexes. It was the final, hard-won round of what had been an epic match up, and the two prepared to duke it out in the gym of a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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July 12, 2019 05:21 PM MDT
Struggling singer-songwriter Jack Malik gets into an accident during a worldwide blackout. He wakes up the next morning to find the world exactly the same, with one exception: The Beatles never existed.
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By  LDS Living
July 03, 2019 01:13 PM MDT
With the recent release of the movie Yesterday in theaters across the nation, The Piano Guys have decided to take their own twist on this iconic Beatles song. "This poignant timeless Beatles melody has always been a favorite of ours," they posted on YouTube. "With this arrangement, we attempted to portray the idea of someone breaking free of melancholy with fond reminiscence of happier times."
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July 02, 2019 05:13 PM MDT
This poll was published on LDS Living in 2011 and on June 28, 2016.
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June 18, 2019 02:30 PM MDT
Although Nathan Pacheco has performed a variety of projects throughout his vocal career, his latest album released, “My Prayer,” has brought him “a little closer to heaven” than he was before.
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By  LDS Living
June 06, 2019 02:37 PM MDT
It's not often you see the presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hitting the no. 1 spot on a Billboard chart. But Bishop Gérald Caussé and Nicolas Giusti just took that acclaimed spot on the classical charts with their album Joyful.
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June 04, 2019 02:30 PM MDT
Carnegie Hall: It’s a hallowed name among musicians and stands among the preeminent performing arenas in the world.
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By  LDS Living
May 08, 2019 01:34 PM MDT
With Mother's Day approaching, GENTRI released a cover mashup of the songs "You Say" and "Wind Beneath My Wings," featuring Ryan Innes, Yahosh and O/B/A Bonner, and EJ Michels.
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April 25, 2019 02:19 PM MDT
Celebrated opera soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick not only stunned audiences with her awe-inspiring voice, she also motivated thousands to live truer, fuller, more intentional lives. On April 24, Tillemann-Dick passed away at 35 years old. On her Facebook page, her loved ones posted:
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April 18, 2019 04:45 PM MDT
Mary Hoskins and her brother Jonah Hoskins are two rising stars in the opera business. According to Church News, the two Latter-day Saints have competed in or will compete in the most elite opera singing competitions in the U.S. That's why it is so strange the two would decide to take a break from their careers to serve missions, but that sacrifice doesn't seem to have slowed them down.
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By  LDS Living
April 12, 2019 04:46 PM MDT
If you are looking for some uplifting and stunning music, check out these new a cappella songs by BYU's Noteworthy and UVU's VoiceLine that were filmed with the gorgeous backdrop of southern Utah wilderness.
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April 06, 2019 09:57 AM MDT
Conference is around the corner—and so's the chance to listen to the Tabernacle Choir and sing some of our favorite songs. Which hymns might we hear or sing this year? Turns out that some are more popular than others! Check out what we found by combing through the last 21 years of hymns sung in general conference:
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March 18, 2019 03:30 PM MDT
You know when pop icon Katy Perry tells you, “You could win this whole thing,” you’ve had a great American Idol audition.
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March 13, 2019 01:07 PM MDT
In a recent Facebook Live video, LDS Living had the opportunity to sit down with Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square director, Mack Wilberg, and assistant director, Ryan Murphy, and ask them some questions our readers have always wanted to know.
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By  LDS Living
March 07, 2019 01:50 PM MST
TheDeseret News recent featured opera singer Celena Shafer—her career, her life of faith, and her role as a mother. In the article by Lottie Peterson Johnson, the Deseret News shared the moment when Lottie realized her most important upcoming role would be that of a mother.
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February 25, 2019 01:09 PM MST
As Latter-day Saints, we understand that modesty encompasses much more than what we wear. It is a way of being. It is a way of understanding our potential as children of Heavenly Parents in everyday moments. It is about taking care of the divine and heavenly gifts we receive. It is a way of life.
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January 31, 2019 12:54 PM MST
Tuesday night’s Kelly Clarkson tour stop in Salt Lake City included a special guest appearance by the LeBarons, a Latter-day Saint family that went viral last April after posting a YouTube video performance of “One Day More” from Les Miserables they recorded as a Mother’s Day gift for their mother, Denise. Their original video has now been viewed over 11 million times.
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By  LDS Living
January 04, 2019 03:01 PM MST
Latter-day Saint music duo Scott and Ryceejo recently created a 41-minute video of their Disney mashups.
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By  LDS Living
December 14, 2018 10:00 PM MST
After performing on The Voice and being featured in the October 2017 Face to Face for youth, Madilyn Paige continues to inspire thousands with her uplifting music. She answered some questions for us to catch a glimpse of what life is like as a Latter-day singer and songwriter.
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November 29, 2018 04:14 PM MST
The Bonner family's recently released album began with one purpose in mind: a tribute to their mother, Debra Bonner.
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By  LDS Living
November 27, 2018 05:19 PM MST
.The Piano Guys just released a beautiful music video, their rendition of the song “Epiphany” by the Korean boy band BTS. This gorgeous song is also featured on The Piano Guys’ new album, Limitless. Watch this amazing video here:
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November 24, 2018 11:02 AM MST
Children love to perform the Nativity, but sometimes they can lose interest faster than we would like. Check out these kid-friendly Nativity scripts to help keep things short and sweet.
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October 26, 2018 12:42 PM MDT
In 1981, Harry and Debra Bonner had two kids with another on the way and only $18 to their name when they found themselves sitting in a Las Vegas casino, trying their best to stay awake. If they started to fall asleep, the security guards would know they were transients and would kick them out onto the streets.
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By  LDS Living
October 11, 2018 12:54 PM MDT
The Piano Guys have done it again, meshing music from difference centuries that is elegant and striking. Check out this gorgeous mashup of the classic music from "Swan Lake" and Shawn Mendes's popular "In My Blood."
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September 21, 2018 05:27 PM MDT
Preparing for general conference is always a good idea. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf has said, "There are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations." To aid in your preparation, we've compiled a list of items that will help you stay in the conference spirit through conference weekend and beyond!
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September 19, 2018 12:14 PM MDT
"I'd like to believe that this is right. That I'm where you want me to be. That this is your Church and I am your child," Jane Manning James prays in the Jane and Emma movie. "There's too much pain, Lord. There's too much suffering."
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By  LDS Living
August 30, 2018 03:18 PM MDT
Scott and Ryceejo Shattuck recently released this fun video of them singing a mashup of two well-known Disney songs, “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid and “Where You Are” from Moana. You can watch it here:
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August 17, 2018 12:46 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint Gladys Knight, the Empress of Soul, recently reflected on the life of an icon in the music industry Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. On CNN, Knight praised Franklin, saying, "She had a voice that was God-given and she used it to the best of her abilities and to all kinds of heights."
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By  LDS Living
August 13, 2018 09:24 AM MDT
The history behind LDS hymns is rich with fascinating stories and quirky facts. Don't believe us? Just check out these fun finds about the history and form of some favorite hymns of LDS Living readers and other common conference tunes:
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August 06, 2018 04:50 AM MDT
Music is a key part of Latter-day Saint worship services. Whether it's Sacrament meeting, a baptism, or a devotional, wherever Mormons gather, music will be found. With just over 300 hymns in the English hymnbook, sometimes members can feel hard-pressed to find a new or appropriate song for a choir or a special musical number without spending some money. There are, however, some great free sites tailored especially for your ward music needs! Check out the list below for the top five sites for free LDS sheet music.
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