The Restoration [double CD] - Merrill Bradshaw, BYU Choirs and Orchestra

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The Restoration [double CD] - Merrill Bradshaw, BYU Choirs and Orchestra


In the 1970s BYU composer in residence Merrill Bradshaw created this stunning oratorio retelling the story of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the events surrounding the Restoration of the gospel and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Digitally remixed and remastered from the 1974 premiere performances conducted by faculty choral director John R. Halliday with BYU combined choirs, orchestra, and soloists Christine Rogers, soprano; Lois Johnson, mezzo-soprano; Roger Hoffman, tenor; and Craig Jessop, baritone.



TRACKS

CD ONE

1. The Morning Breaks
Parley P. Pratt and George Careless, arr. Merrill Bradshaw
Congregation and BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

2. Introduction
BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

3. Fanfare: Surely
BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

4. A Marvelous Work
Roger Hoffman and BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

5. Prayer No. 1
BYU Combined Choirs

6. And I Saw Another Angel Fly
Lois Johnson, Roger Hoffman, and BYU Orchestra

7. Fantasy: For God Remembers Still
Congregation and BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

8. The Seer
Craig Jessop and BYU Orchestra

9. Prayer No. 2: Blessed Is the Man
BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

10. And in the Days of These Kings
BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

11. Meditation on the Vision
BYU Orchestra

12. Prayer No. 3
Christine Rogers and Lois Johnson

13. Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning
George Manwaring and Sylvanus Billings Pond, arr. Merrill Bradshaw
Congregation and BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

CD TWO

1. The Restoration
Roger Hoffman and BYU Orchestra

2. Prayer No. 4: Ode to Joseph
BYU Combined Choirs

3. A Lamb to the Slaughter
Craig Jessop and BYU Orchestra

4. The Martyrdom
Narrator and BYU Orchestra

5. Prayer No. 5: The Light from Heaven Protect Thee
Lois Johnson and BYU Orchestra

6. Though Deepening Trials
Horns from the BYU Orchestra

7. And the Kingdom
BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

8. The Tops of the Mountains
Christine Rogers and BYU Orchestra

9. For the Strength of the Hills
Words: Felicia D. Hemans, adapted by Edward L. Sloan; Music: Evan Stephens, arr. Merrill Bradshaw
Congregation and BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

10. The New Covenant
BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

11. Thy Spirit Is Poured Upon Us
Christine Rogers, Lois Johnson, Roger Hoffman, Craig Jessop, and BYU Orchestra

12. Finale: Great and Marvelous
Christine Rogers, Lois Johnson, Roger Hoffman, Craig Jessop, and BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra



CREDITS

Produced by Ron Simpson

Digitized by Cliff Maag at Record Lab

Remixed by Bart Schaerrer

Consultation by Dan Bradshaw and Murray Boren

Editing and mastering by Troy Sales

Graphic design by Rachael Haney

John R. Halliday, conductor

Soloists:
Christine Rogers, soprano
Lois Johnson, mezzo-soprano
Roger Hoffman, tenor
Craig Jessop, baritone

BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra