SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — On Sunday, September 11, millions of households around the country saw an amazing 9/11 tribute by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square on their Music and the Spoken Word broadcast.  Narrated by veteran newsman Tom Brokaw, the special entitled “9/11: Rising Above” was a salute to the indomitable American spirit in rising above the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

On Monday, September 12, the music from that special Music and the Spoken Word broadcast became available as a digital download. 

“We know that many people were moved by the Choir’s 9/11 tribute,” said Choir President Mac Christensen.  Although full video of the special will not be available, Christensen said, “We know from experience that many people will want to hear the music over and over.  This digital-only album — a first for the Choir — will enable our listeners to have this music so they can experience the feelings of the broadcast again.”

The tribute performance that aired on Sunday, September 11th, was part of the Choir’s weekly series, Music and the Spoken Word, originating from Temple Square in Salt Lake City, and also featured the Orchestra at Temple Square.  The program aired on more than 900 radio, television, cable networks and Internet stations across the U.S. 

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

Music from 9/11: Rising Above will be available for digital download on and iTunes.