In 1993, the University began a program of biennial commissions to LDS composers to create new religious oratorios with texts drawn from scripture. These new Sacred Music Series works have been performed in several major national venues. Building on a tradition begun in 1989 when the school commissioned Darwin Wolford's Behold, He Cometh! for its centennial celebration, the Sacred Music Series continues to contribute signifcantly to the growing body of new music works inspired by President Spencer W. Kimball when he said: