Created to celebrate the BYU Singers' tour of West Africa, I Believe This is Jesus is a collection of spiritual and other African-American-rooted songs about Jesus, presented in American choral style. Like the BYU Singers' two earlier Tantara CDs, We Sing of Christ and Songs of the Soul, this latest recording, I Believe This is Jesus, expresses spiritual devotion through song, and was beautifully recorded at the BYU Museum of Art and in the deJong Concert Hall. "Whenever the BYU Singers release a new CD, we get immediate response from all over the country, not only from those who may have loved the group on tour, but also from college-level choral directors. Dr. Ronald Staheli, we are rediscovering, is a widely-admired director, who helps to set the bar for choral excellence."
—Ron Simpson, former General Manager of Tantara Records
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1. I Believe This Is Jesus
Undine Smith Moore
2. Go Tell It on the Mountain
3. Were You There
In concert with the men of BYU Concert Choir and BYU Men’s Chorus
5. By and By
6. Steal Away
7. Ain't Got Time to Die
8. See What the End Is Gonna Be
9. I Got a Home in-a dat Rock
10. Shut de Do'
Randy Stonehill and Mark Hayes
11. Let Me Fly
12. Rock-a My Soul
14. Black Sheep
15. Little Innocent Lamb
16. Wade in the Water
17. Elijah Rock
18. Is a Light Shinin' in the Heavens
Robert L. Morris
19. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
20. Ain't that News
In concert with the women of BYU Concert Choir and BYU Women’s Chorus
21. The Battle of Jericho
Produced by Sandefur Schmidt and Ronald Staheli
Recorded by Jon Holloman at the Museum of Art and the de Jong Concert Hall, Brigham Young University
Digital editing by Troy Sales
Mastering by Troy Sales, produced by Ron Simpson
Tantara Records is a division of the School of Music and the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University.