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In a spirit of remembrance and respect, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present Music from "9/11: Rising Above." This downloadable masterpiece which features the music from the Music and the Spoken Word special aired on 9/11/11 includes moving songs like "Amazing Grace" and "God Bless America" performed with the trademark majesty of America's Choir.
This collection of songs, taken from the Choir’s 9/11 Memorial Special featuring Tom Brokaw, is the perfect way to remember and honor those who gave their lives that fateful day–and those that continue to fight for freedom around the world today.
Music from "9/11: Rising Above" features the six musical selections performed by the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square on the broadcast. (Brokaw’s narration is not included.) The six-track digital album (EP) includes:
- For the Beauty of the Earth
- Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
- Homeward Bound
- Amazing Grace
- God Bless America
About the Author
The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir originated in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City. As the Latter-day Saints moved west, Church President Brigham Young included musicians among members of the advance parties. Consequently, a small choir first sang for a conference of the Church in the Salt Lake Valley on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first group arrived. The origins of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may be found in the desire and commitment of early converts to include appropriate music in both sacred and secular events.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at 13 world’s fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s recordings have achieved “gold record” and two have achieved “platinum record” status. The most popular was the Grammy-Award-winning 1959 release of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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by Cathy - reviewed on September 13, 2011
My family watched in complete silence and reverence at the beautiful tribute. It was as if our spirits were too overcome to allow our bodies to speak. Thank you so much for the sacred experience.
Anyone that says they "hate"..
by Judith C - reviewed on September 20, 2011
In any way, shape or form shouldn't be complaining about this beautiful work of art. It was "hate" that caused the tragedy to begin with. It is beautiful..I feel sorry for people that use the word "hate"
"9/11 Rising Above" was Grand; it brought tears to my eyes.
by Charles - reviewed on September 12, 2011
"9/11 Rising Above " was Grand; it brought tears to my eyes.
excellent album, but hate digital only
by Customer - reviewed on September 15, 2011
this album is well done, and while many of the songs represented are found on other albums, this is a good selection. unfortunately, it is digital-only (hence the docked star). i really hate the way the industry is going on this. Motab has glorious choral tones that deserve a CD (or at least lossless wav or flac fils) to convey. low quality 160kbs .mp3 doesnt cut it. album art was also missing on mine, and the track numbers were incorrectly coded. other than the digital only, this album is quite good. i dont know that it is worth $5, as there is no physical media, and digital has a tendency to disappear into the ether at inopportune moments. perhaps if they were lossless files. all in all, the album is good, the songs are good, the arrangements are good, and the digital-only is worthless. please motab - no more digital-only!
A Full Video Release of "9/11: Rising Above" Is Yearned For
by Howard - reviewed on September 20, 2011
Making only the music of "9/11: Rising Above" available, and in this limited format to boot, meets only a very small fraction of the interest that is felt around the world for this television landmark. Of all the meaningful triumphs that the choir has eloquently achieved over its many years, it would be hard to equal the release of a full video of the NBC broadcast we saw on Sunday morning, 9/11/11. Please give honor to the tens of thousands who would love the opportunity to relive your masterfully-created television landmark and release its full video version.
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