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Music: LDS: Ward Choir Music

Mormon Music Collection at HBLL

The Music section of the HBLL has an extensive collection of scores suitable for choirs or special musical numbers. Find them by searching "Mormon Music Collection" in a general keyword search.

Basic range of call numbers for sacred choral music :

M 2020 – M 2101.5

M 2020 - M 2036 = accompaniment of orchestra or instrumental ensemble

M 2061 – M 2080 = accompaniment of keyboard instrument

M 2081 – 2100 = unaccompanied

M 2101.5 = unison choruses

Compositions by LDS composers are designated by a .8 after the call number (so, for example: M 2061.8, or M 2101.58).

Scores held in the library lack sufficient number of copies for a choir; some titles have enough copies for a smaller ensemble. If you find something you would like to use with a choir, library staff can help you discover where more copies are available.

Conducting Helps

Michelle Willis offers 10 short FREE videos on how to conduct.

Betsy Lee Bailey offers ideas for warm-ups for choirs, including sound files and PDF files.

LDS Scores Online

Performing Arts Librarian

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Myrna Layton
4431 HBLL
Phone or Text 801-422-4334
Subjects: Music & Dance, Theatre

Stake Music Library

165 TNRB, Provo, UT 84602
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Sundays (excluding General Conference weekends)
(801) 422-3704

Collections: The BYU Regional Stakes Music Library provides sets of choral music to be used by the 258 wards that make up the 25 BYU student stakes.
Circulation policies: Choir directors may check out choral music sets for use by their ward choirs.

Family Choir?

Betsy Lee Bailey notes that it can be difficult to keep a ward choir going all year. Why not switch things up, and have a family choir?  See Sister Bailey's ideas and PDFs of suggested music for this purpose here.

Public Domain Hymns

Public Domain Hymns from various faith traditions, given in shape-note format.