"Arranged by Denis Moreen"

Denis as a teen-ager
Denis as a teen-ager, 1955

Denis as a post-teen-ager
Denis as a post-teen-ager, 2012

My Musical Memoirs

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Past, Present, Future
Denis at his retirement party

The Twelve Songs of Christmas
Moreen family Christmas tree
Who would have imagined back in 1965, when I first arranged "With a Song in My Heart" for the boys at New Trier High School in Illinois, that fifty years later I'd be reprising the same arrangement for the California Desert Chorale?

Such is the life of pop music arrangers. We take a well-known tune, often from what is now known as "The Great American Songbook," and rejuvenate it for a new group of singers and instrumentalists.

Honoring a long-revered tradition of echoing music from previous eras, we feel free to "borrow" from works created by earlier composers, including ourselves. Hopefully the words and music are still recognizable, and even more hopefully some new creative ideas emerge that make for unique singing and listening experiences.

So please sit back and enjoy vintage recordings of some of the arrangements I've written over the years. These works are my musical memoirs: They truly reflect my ongoing wish that "...I would live life through, With a song in my heart for you."

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Latest update on November 22, 2015
Coming Soon - Additional pages and recordings will be added each month during 2016 - Watch for them!
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Butchie in a bag
Butchie in a bag, 1979
T-shirt design by Rob Tackes, 2009