"BY THE VOICE OF MY SERVANTS: Songs Inspired by the Messages of General Conference," by Tyler Castleton and Wayne Burton, Huge Music, $15.97
Musicians Tyler Castleton, who is a Utah resident, and Wayne Burton, both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have collaborated on a new album, "By the Voice of My Servants: Songs Inspired by the Messages of General Conference."
Using messages from April and October 2015's LDS general conferences as inspiration, Castleton and Burton have written music and lyrics to bring the words of LDS Church leaders to listeners. One of the songs, "We Are Not Alone," is written by Nik Day.
All the songs are original and performed by some well-known artists. Songs include "Look to Him," sung by David Osmond and inspired by a talk by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; "Place of Healing," performed by Calee Reed and based on a talk by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency; "We Belong," with vocals by Mercy River and based on a message from Sister Carole M. Stephens, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency; and "Four-Inch Screen," sung by Madilyn Paige and inspired by a message by Elder José A. Teixeira of the Seventy.
Other singers include Burton, Hayley Anderson, Scott Krippayne, Zac Love, Patch Crowe and Rebecca Lopez, with songs based on messages from LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, Elder Neil L. Andersen and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the presidency of the Seventy and Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Seventy.
The songs deliver messages of belonging, self-improvement, temples, seeing God's hand in one's life, loving others regardless of their choices, God's love and being an example.
The 10 songs can bring the messages and spirit of LDS general conference into homes through music. The beautiful and inspiring songs range from peaceful and meditative to more upbeat and fun-loving tunes.
Castleton and Burton's "By the Voice of My Servants" provides uplifting, enjoyable music for the family and can be a nice addition to Sunday worship or daily listening.
'Peace' from 'By the Voice of My Servants'
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