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Morgan Ames

Living in: Beverly Hills, CA, United States.

Morgan Ames is a unique presence in the Los Angeles music scene.

Try this for diversity: she apprenticed with Quincy Jones for three years. She recently sang pre-records for the 2010 Oscar Telecast and for Queen Latifah during the pre-game of the 2010 Super Bowl ("America the Beautiful"). Before that, in the same vein, with Celine Dion ("God Bless America") for the 9/11 telethon, and LeeAnn Rimes for the 2002 Olympics Opening Ceremony. She conducted singers on stage for Paul McCartney at a Green Peace concert at the Hollywood Bowl ("Hey Jude").

Or try this: she has written songs with Johnny Mandel, Bob James, Dori Caymmi, Tom Scott, Dan Hartman, more (see ORIGINAL SONGS). She co-wrote Baretta's Theme ("Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow") with Dave Grusin, now a popular ringtone. Her songs have been recorded by Diane Schuur, Shirley Horn, Roberta Flack, Barbara Mandrell, Bob James, Phyllis Hyman, Eric Gale, Peggy Lee, Djavan, etc., not to mention sampling. She has performed with Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, John Williams and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Johnny Mathis, more.


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Morgan Ames : Collection : SATB : Sheet Music Collection

Morgan Ames : Collection

"When I'm 64" - This Lennon/McCartney favorite is as charming as ever! Bass primarily has a walking line, while the melody changes hands from the soprano to the tenor. "Don't Know Why" - A ballad of the 40's in block harmonies. The tempo is medium. "My Funny Valentine" - Classic ballad by Rodgers and Hart. This jazz arrangement features lush harmonies and many solo lines for all parts.

Songlist: When I'm Sixty-Four, My Funny Valentine

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Inner Voices | 2374b | Sheet Music Collection | $7.95 | A Cappella

Morgan Ames : Holiday Jazz for Female Voices : SSAA : Sheet Music Collection

Morgan Ames : Holiday Jazz for Female Voices

"Fum Fum Fum" is a traditional Christmas folk song from Catalan with bright tempo and traditional harmonies. Two verses are in Spanish and two in English. It is a straight four-part singing without solos. " O Come With Us" is an English carol with bright tempo and contrapuntal lines. A fun sing! Traditional carol " The Holly And The Ivy" with non-traditional rhythm setting in 6/8. Bright tempo, and several solo sections. "That You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby/a Child Is Born" is a two-song blend of a traditional spiritual and a Thad Jones' jazz classic. Solos meant for free interpretation. Never more than 4-parts at once includig solos. These sophisticated arrangements willl add some sizzle to your Christmas program.

Songlist: Fum, Fum, Fum, The Holly and the Ivy, O Come With Us, What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby / A Child Is Born

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Voicing: SSAA | Performed by Inner Voices | 2385b | Sheet Music Collection | $11.95 | A Cappella

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Boogie Woogie Santa : SATB : Morgan Ames : Sheet Music Collection : VJ24

Morgan Ames : Boogie Woogie Santa

This arrangement has a 40's, slightly big band feel for voices with a soprano lead. The tempo is lively with pop harmonies. This is a fun, not serious tune.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella |

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas : SSAB : Morgan Ames : Ralph Blane : Sheet Music : VJ25

Morgan Ames : Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

A wonderful arrangement by one of the great arrangers.

Composers: Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin

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Voicing: SSAB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella |

We Wish You a Merry Christmas : SATB : Morgan Ames : Sheet Music : VJ29

Morgan Ames : We Wish You a Merry Christmas

This is short and sweet, as fast as you can sing it. It is sung with hums and oo's, no lyrics. The feeling is humorous with traditional harmonies.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella |

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