Major Concert Works
Works for chorus and orchestra, 40 or more minutes in length. Oratorios, cantatas, Requiems.
Shorter Works for Chorus & Instruments
6 – 12 minute works for chorus and various instruments, suitable for high school, college, and community choral ensembles.
Opera & Music Theatre Works
Works for the operatic or theatrical stage: full-length & one act, many suitable for either.
Works for Young Voices
One Act or full-length music-theater works, often written collaboratively with adolescents.
Story Sequence songs – set to the poetry of James Agee, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and our own American folk song heritage.
Shorter works for chorus, a cappella, with piano, or with optional instruments.
“Ames' score is an eclectic mix of heady atavistic rhythms, jaunty counterpoint, and meaty ballads with an intriguing melodic tension that validates the characters' turmoil.”
~New York Newsday