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Somewhere In My Memory, from Home Alone

The Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square performing "Somewhere in my Memory."
The Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square performing "Somewhere in my Memory."

Known almost exclusively for his symphonic film scores, John Williams has become one of the most famous composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. With 51 Oscar nominations and 23 Grammy Awards to his credit, and a multitude of other prestigious accolades, Williams is an iconic musician whose music is loved around the world. In working on the soundtrack for the 1990 Christmas movie Home Alone, Williams teamed up with star lyricist Leslie Bricusse, with whom he had worked many years earlier on the soundtrack for Goodbye, Mr. Chips. The signature song from Home Alone, “Somewhere in My Memory,” earned Williams and Bricusse Grammy and Oscar nominations for “Best Song.”

Music: John Williams
Text: Leslie Bricusse

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Music from the 2019 Concert
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  • The Tabernacle Choir sings Fill the World with Love while musicians in black suits accompany them on bells.
  • Sitting beside three children, Kristin Chenoweth sings What Child Is This? into a microphone.
  • A woman and young girl under a blanket watch Luke 2: The Christmas Story on a tablet.
  • A young woman dressed in white holds up a wrapped, cream-colored present.
  • Trumpet players dressed in white coats and top hats play Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.