McBride, Brian : In Their Footsteps of Faith
This compact disc features Emmy® Award winning recording artist Brian McBride's original musical score composed for the historical TV special 'In their Footsteps of Faith.' This compelling documentary revisits the 1850's Willie and Martin Mormon handcart pioneer companies' tragedies as they pressed toward what would be known as Utah's Salt Lake valley. Over 200 men, women, and children suffered a slow and painful death from exhaustion, starvation, and exposure along the frozen pioneer trail. This original score features music adapted from traditional pioneer handcart songs and early Christian/Latter-day Saint hymns. The composer brings to life the intense emotion and heartache felt by these handcart pioneers as they endured unbearable challenges along the trail, and weaves musical themes to highlight their determined resolve and faith in God that pulled them through. Swelling orchestral melodies move listeners as they take a musical journey back in time to this incredible story of faith, hope, and endurance.