'New album from Paul Cardall includes collaboration with LDS apostle'

I wrote this story about a collaboration between a composer and an LDS apostle:

While on the phone with composer Paul Cardall discussing his forthcoming album, “A New Creation,” out Friday, it seemed inevitable that the composer, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, would eventually reference a famous 1977 article by former LDS prophet Spencer W. Kimball, “A Gospel Vision of the Arts.”

The article, originally a talk given to BYU faculty and staff, is a call for Mormon artists to reach and even surpass the artistic heights of Goethe, Shakespeare and Wagner, suggesting that, because they have “a total knowledge of the plan of salvation of God and personal revelation,” Mormon artists are particularly well suited to achieve artistic greatness.

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