City of Joseph • 1976 Original Cast CD

City of Joseph • 1976 Original Cast CD

Book & Lyrics by R. Don Oscarson

Music by Maughan W. McMurdie


The establishment, growth, development, and history of Nauvoo, Illinois under the direction and influence of the Prophet Joseph Smith is unique in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and America.
City Of Joseph was first produced for the dedication of the NRI Visitor’s Center in Nauvoo during the summer of 1971.
City of Joseph was produced in Nauvoo, Illinois as part of the nation’s Bicentennial celebration in the summer of 1976. This recording stems from that production. The following year it became an official pageant of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which continued for 27 years. It was presented on a 200-foot, 3-level stage that overlooked historic Nauvoo and the bend of the Mississippi River that inspired the production’s opening song.



List Price: $14.95
36 minutes
10 tracks
Zion Theatricals
UPC: 636160243157


  • The Original Cast Album is now available  on CD


  1. City of Joseph — Chorus (2:45)
  2. Bend of the River — Don Norton & Chorus (3:00)
  3. Have You Heard — Chorus (3:37)
  4. Long-Time Friends — Judith McMurdie & Brad Graff (3:15)
  5. I’ll Think of You — Priscilla Brockway & Maughan W. McMurdie (5:08)
  6. Somethin’ To Do — Kid’s Chorus (2:02)
  7. Many Flowers — Women’s Chorus (3:36)
  8. How Do You Build a City? — Chorus (3:37)
  9. Inasmuch As Ye Have Done It Unto the Least of These — Emma & Women of Nauvoo (3:27)
  10. We Believe — Chorus (5:02)


from the original cast album, remastered from the only existing source, a vinyl LP recording. This version represents the show as it stood before the rewrite of the 1990s, and no longer represents the show as it is performed today.


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