“Contents,” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 2–3


November 1996

Volume 26 Number 11

Conference Tapes Available

Cassette tape recordings of conference sessions are available for meetinghouse libraries from all English-language distribution centers, generally within two months following conference. Recordings for the deaf (videocassettes with a signing inset) and for the visually impaired (slow-speed audiocassette tapes) are available from Special Curriculum, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, United States of America.

Visiting Teaching

There are no designated visiting teaching messages printed in the May and November general conference issues of the Ensign. After prayerfully considering the needs of the sisters they visit, visiting teachers are to choose as the message for those months a general conference address that would meet the needs of the sisters.

General Conference Music

Saturday Morning, 5 October 1996, General Session
Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: “The Morning Breaks” (arr. Bowden, unpublished, Hymns, no. 1); “I Stand All Amazed” (Hymns, no. 193); “Though Deepening Trials” (arr. Bowden, unpublished, Hymns, no. 122); “Now Let Us Rejoice” (Hymns, no. 3); “What Glorious Scenes Mine Eyes Behold” (arr. Bowden, unpublished, Hymns, no. 16); “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (Hymns, no. 68).

Saturday Afternoon, 5 October 1996, General Session
Music by the Sandy Primary Children’s Choir, directed by Kay Asay, with organist Linda Margetts: “To Think about Jesus” (Children’s Songbook, 71); “I Thank Thee, Dear Father” (Children’s Songbook, 7); “For Thy Bounteous Blessings” (Children’s Songbook, 21); “Stand for the Right” (Children’s Songbook, 159); “I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly” (arr. Carson, unpublished, Hymns, no. 15); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, no. 19); “Beautiful Savior” (arr. Wolford, Children’s Songbook, 62).

Saturday Evening, 5 October 1996, Priesthood Session
Music by the Provo Missionary Training Center Men’s Choir, directed by Douglas Brenchley, with organist John Longhurst: “Called to Serve” (Hymns, no. 249); “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” (arr. Dayley, published by Jackman, Hymns, no. 220); “Let Us All Press On” (Hymns, no. 243); “Rise Up, O Men of God” (arr. Wilberg, unpublished, Hymns, no. 324).

Sunday Morning, 6 October 1996, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, with organist Richard Elliott: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (arr. Longhurst, published by Sonos, Hymns, no. 72); “Our Savior’s Love” (Hymns, no. 113); “Come, Ye Children of the Lord” (arr. Lyon, published by Jackman, Hymns, no. 58); “Consider the Lilies” (Hoffman, published by Jackman); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, no. 5); “I Need Thee Every Hour” (Hymns, no. 98); “Lead, Kindly Light” (Hymns, no. 97).

Sunday Afternoon, 6 October 1996, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist Clay Christiansen: “How Wondrous and Great” (arr. Longhurst, published by Sonos, Hymns, no. 267); “Sabbath Day” (Hymns, no. 148); “Redeemer of Israel” (Hymns, no. 6); “I Believe in Christ” (arr. Longhurst, published by Sonos, Hymns, no. 134).

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On the cover: The Good Shepherd © 1996 Greg K. Olsen, oil on masonite, 20″ x 16″. Artwork courtesy of the artist and Mill Pond Press, Inc., Venice, Florida.

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Inside front cover: Young Christ in the Temple, by Del Parson, oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″, 1990. Courtesy of J. Ralph Atkin family, St. George, Utah.

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Inside back cover: Moses and the Brass Serpent, by Judith Mehr, oil on canvas, 40″ x 24″, 1996.

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Photos of conference were taken by Jed Clark, Craig Dimond, Welden Andersen, John Luke, Maren Mecham, Don O. Thorpe, Matthew Reier, Tamra Hamblin, Bryant Livingston, Jed Call, and Dennis Gaunt.

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With a lifetime of experience to offer, couples can make powerful contributions to the missionary effort of the Church. This issue features photographs of a small sampling of full-time couple missionaries who have served or are serving in 1996.