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Voicing/Instrumentation: Cantata/Choir Full Program/Play, Organ/Organ Accompaniment


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Book of Mormon

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Originally from Idaho Falls, Idaho; currently live in Southern California. Studied composition with Dave Sargent and Murray Boren at BYU; jazz arranging and electronic music at Cal State Los Angeles.
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This is the 20th selection in the oratorio The Last Words of Christ.  Mormon sings solo to piano and organ accompaniment.

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Lyrics: And it came to pass
that my people,
with their wives and their children,
did now behold
the armies of the Lamanites
marching towards them;
and with that awful fear of death
which fills the breasts
of all the wicked,
did they await to receive them.
And it came to pass
that they came to battle against us,
and every soul
was filled with terror
because of the greatness of their numbers.
And it came to pass
that they did fall upon my people
with the sword,
and with the bow,
and with the arrow,
and with the ax,
and with all manner of weapons of war.
And it came to pass
that my men were hewn down,
yea, even my ten thousand
who were with me,
and I fell wounded in the midst;
and they passed by me
that they did not put an end to my life.
And when they had gone through
and hewn down all my people
we few
having survived the dead of our people,
did behold on the morrow...
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