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Memory (Cats Musical Soundtrack) free piano sheet music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

About the song

Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Memory" is a popular song written for the musical "Cats" from 1981.

The song was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn.

In the show, "Memory" is sung by the character Grizabella. The song is expressing a nostalgic reminiscence of the past, when the character used to be a wonderful cat and she claims the desire she has for a new life. The lyrics

I was beautiful then

I remember the time I knew what happiness was

Let the memory live again

shows that she remembers the days she was beautiful as the days she was happy and she knew how happiness was like. She really thinks about a new life, as expressed in the following lyrics:


I must wait for the sunrise/ I must think of a new life

"Memory" (from Cats Musical) sheet music for piano is composed in original orchestration in the key of D-flat major. The lyrics were written by Cats’ director Trevor Nunn. They were based on T. S. Eliot's poems "Preludes" and "Rhapsody on a Windy Night". The piano sheet music for Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Memory" (from Cats Musical) is ranged for G3-Eb5. This song is beautifully adapted for piano, having truly sensational piano scores which will touch your soul.

The song is also sung in a short version at the end of Act 1. In the Act 2, the full version is sung.

The show tune "Memory" has been covered by numerous musical acts including Elaine Paige, in role of Grizabella in the West End production of Cats. Her version of song became a Top 10 hit in the UK.

Barry Manilow also has released a cover of the show tune "Memory", which is included on his album named "Here Comes the Night". This version became very popular and reached No. 39 in January 1983 in Billboard Hot 100.

And not forget to mention that Barbra Streisand recorded "Memory". The song belongs on her album named "Memories" from 1981. For her version the fans are lucky to enjoy a music video produced by Chips Chipperfield.

"Memory" (from Cats Musical) piano tabs are available online on our website, for everyone who wants to play it on their piano.

Memory (Cats Musical Soundtrack)
Artist:Elaine Paige
Album:Cats Musical Soundtrack
Writers:Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn
Track length:3:21
Genres:Film Score, Soundtrack

Piano cover

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