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Mormoniana

Grant Johannesen

Sixteen American composers who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were invited to participate in a collaborative project initiated by Mormon Artists Group, an organization in New York City. The premise was simple: each composer was to select a visual artwork created by an LDS artist and write a piano composition inspired by it. Together the finished compositions form a new, 16-movement concert work for the piano. The resulting score, a celebration of LDS artists and composers, is titled Mormoniana (Mor-mo-ni-a-na). Pianist Grant Johannesen agreed to collaborate on the endeavor. He placed the finished works in sequence and recorded it in the fall of 2003 at the Assembly Hall in Salt Lake City’s Temple Square.

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