Jim's arrangements

While Jim is not a prolific arranger, but he has produced a number of excellent men's arrangements.  Many have been performed in Barbershop Harmony Society contests and many have been recorded on commercial CDs.  Jim's available arrangements are listed below, with a description of each.  If you are interested in reviewing any of these arrangements, please contact Jim at james.e.emery@gmail.com.

From This Moment On” - A 1950 Cole Porter standard. Recorded by Rosemarie Clooney, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, and many others. Singable high energy non-contest uptune chart. Tag is a little challenging for the baritone. Recording available from After Midnight's “Volume I” CD.


I Love To See You Smile” - A 1989 Randy Newman song written for the movie “Parenthood”. Received a 1990 nomination for the Academy Award for Best Song. Very singable arrangement. Great opener or just general uptune.


I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling” - A quintessential 1929 tune by Fats Waller and Billy Rose. A true standard of its day, recorded by many big artists of the time. Very singable arrangement with a great tag, and it's contestable.


Keep America Singing” - Extended arrangement of the Barbershop Harmony Society's theme song. An original verse with lyrics by After Midnight quartet, Willis Diekema's original chorus, a bridge, a second original chorus, and a big singing high impact tag. The tag even features one cameo line from Sweet Adelines' theme song “Harmonize The World”. Great for a barbershop audience, and it's contestable! Performed in contest at the international level.


The Second Time Around” - A 1960 pop standard by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen. Original verse based on a poem by Allison Chambers Coxsey. Very strong contestable ballad with a terrific tag. Performed in contests at the international level. Recording available from After Midnight's “Volume I” CD.


Taking A Chance On Love” - A well known 1940 tune by Vernon Duke, John LaTouche, and Ted Fetter. This is a joint arrangement by Jim and Fraser Brown. It is very single and contestable. It has been performed in contests at the international level. Recording available from After Midnight's “Volume I” CD.


You've Got A Friend In Me” - A 1995 Randy Newman song written for the movie “Toy Story” and also featured in “Toy Story 2” and “Toy Story 3”. Received a 1996 nomination for the Academy Award for Best Song. Not contestable, but a very singable upbeat show song. Great opener, closer, or just good general uptune.



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