Symphony No. 6: Turned Tables on the American Frontier

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Instrumentation: 3222,4231, timpani, percussion, strings, chorus, tenor and baritone soloists.  Study and conductor scores and parts are available upon request.  Contact me.

A booklet accompanies the 6th Symphony CD box set.

It asks important questions and provides insight about historical events.

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Part One:

The Lord Hath

Brought Again Zion

Part Two:

Haun’s Mill

Part Three: Mountain Meadows


Pictured at the far left is Joseph Smith. To his right is Missouri governor, Lilburn Boggs. At the top is Brigham Young and directly below is James Buchanan, President of the United States.

seeking a new life in the valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Then in an 1857 surprise turn of the tables, Mormon militiamen conducted a deadly assault against emigrants passing through Utah.

What drove these people? Why were they willing to endure

extreme hardship for the sake of a new, untested religion that

at the time of their greatest trials was still in the making?

William Call’s Symphony No. 6 is a captivating 40-minute musical retelling of the story.

Join a growing number of appreciative listeners as soloists, chorus, and symphony orchestra combine to help you grasp the significance of these most extraordinary events.

Discover how musical harmony and turn of phrase can reveal more than a thousand words. Find answers as you relive pivotal events in Mormonism’s turbulent history.

First, surprise yourself as you discover Joseph Smith’s little-known poetic commemoration of the 1831 establishment of Zion. Next, feel the impact of the tragedy at Haun’s Mill. Finally, search your soul for an understanding of what went terribly wrong at Mountain Meadows in 1857 as Iron County Mormons attacked an emigrant wagon train killing 120 men, women, and children.

A new and better way to understand violence in early Mormon history


Early Mormons were repeatedly attacked and driven from their homes. Many were killed or wounded and some women raped. In 1844 their prophet was murdered. In the winter of 1846 they began an exodus from the United States,

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