Erik Morales composer
March 27, 2013 - If you live in the USA and are placing a music order you now have the option of choosing "USPS Media Mail" rates when you access your "bag" (shopping cart) in the store. It's a bit cheaper than First Class but it also takes longer to arrive (up to 9 working days). Savings are especially evident when ordering two or more pieces (up to 5 pounds of music costs only a little more than 4 dollars to ship!). The new "Media Mail" option is only available to USA domestic orders. Please note - if you need your music to arrive sooner you must select First Class or better.
February 27, 2013 - I've just completed my newest work, "Concerto for Two Trumpets". This 17-minute long, 3-movement piece will be officially premiered at the 2013 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan in June. The work is scored for 2 B-flat Trumpets and wind ensemble and will also be available in a piano reduction version. If you are a consortium participant please don't forget to email me your physical address so I can send out your complimentary hard copy of the version for 2 trumpets and piano. Thanks again to all the consortium participants who made this possible! Both piano and band versions will be available for sale soon.
September 26, 2012 - NEW FEATURE! You can now look inside any of the scores offered in the MoralesMusic.com Store. Simply click the "VIEW SAMPLE SCORE" link that appears below any cover image and a new browser tab will open up with a powerful "Flip Book" Flash viewer. You must have a Flash enabled device to view the scores.
September 14, 2012 - You can now buy my trumpet music through Poppler's Music Inc. (www.popplersmusic.com). Poppler's Music is based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. If you are a Music Distributor and are interested in offering my music please CONTACT ME for info on terms and dealer discounts.
May 21, 2012 - If you happen to be at the ITG conference in Columbus, GA this week don't miss the University of South Alabama Trumpet Ensemble perform my piece "Conquest". Performance time is 8:25AM in the Studio Theatre on Wednesday, May 23. Also check out Middle Tennessee State University Trumpet Ensemble on the same day at 10:55AM at Legacy Hall play "Infinite Ascent". And on Friday May, 25th the University of Alabama Trumpet Ensemble will perform "Music from Strange Places" at 8:55AM in Legacy Hall. Also on Friday the University of Southern Mississippi Trumpet Ensemble will perform "Cyclone" at 9:25AM in Heard Theatre. These pieces and a few others will be available at the Hickey's Music Center display in the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. I wish to thank those who chose to perform my music at the conference and wish them the best!
May 10, 2012 - "Conquest" trumpet ensemble for six has been added to the shop.
May 10, 2012 - Morales Music is now proud to offer our music through Hickey's Music Center (www.hickeys.com). Please stop by the Hickey's Music Center booth at the 2012 ITG conference to checkout my new piece "Conquest" as well as many other titles.
April 15, 2012 - You can hear sneak previews of all of my 2012 offerings for Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and String Orchestra by launching the mp3 player on the left. For Concert Band the new titles are Caliber, Harlequin Dance, Wingwalker and an arrangement of Debussy's Reverie (all published by FJH Music Co.). For Jazz Ensemble I have arranged another great tune by Freddie Hubbard entitled Povo (published by Belwin Jazz). And, finally, I've arranged It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year for string orchestra (published by FJH Music Co.). All of these selections will be available by early Summer of 2012.
Available now is a brand new revision of the X1 trumpet ensemble. All those who purchased the old version are entitled to a free upgrade of this new revision in PDF format. This new revision incorporates many changes that improve both playability, musicality and excitement to the piece. Please launch the mp3 player to hear the new revision or download a free mp3 by clicking here.
March 26, 2012 - I've just completed a new fanfare that will be published by Triplo Press as part of a collection called Nine Celebratory Fanfares for Six Trumpets, Volume 1, edited by James Olcott. My contribution to this collection is entitled "Panoramica". You can download and hear an mp3 demo of this by clicking HERE or by launching the mp3 player to the left. Please visit the Triplo Press website for more info. These will be available for sale on April 1st.
March 12, 2012 - A brand new shopping cart has been implemented that features more shipping options and easier navigation. You can now choose USPS or UPS for your shipper. Rates are automatically calculated based on weight and destination. Please note that tracking numbers are not available for the USPS International First Class Parcel and USPS First Class Domestic rates.
February 21, 2012 - CONQUEST is my newest trumpet ensemble. It will be available in May but you can hear a sneak peek now in the mp3 player on the left. This piece was commissioned by the University of South Alabama Department of Music Trumpet Studio under the direction of Dr. Peter Wood for premier performance at the 2012 ITG Conference in Columbus, Georgia, USA.
December 15, 2011 - My new trumpet quintet "X1" is now for sale in the shop. Click here to check it out.
December 12, 2011 - "X1" trumpet quintet will be officially released on Thursday, December 15! However you can listen to the demo now. Just click HERE to download the mp3 or click the button for a pop-up mp3 player on the left.
October 12, 2011 - "Within Sacred Walls" is a piece for six trumpets that was commissioned to commemorate ITG's 35th year and was featured as a music supplement in the recent ITG Journal. This piece is available FREE of charge from the ITG website - CLICK HERE TO GRAB A COPY! Additionally, JC Dobrzelewski of Tromba Mundi has asked me to reduce the work for 5 trumpets. This reduced version is also available for FREE! So if you'd rather have it for 5 then CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE QUINTET version of "Within Sacred Walls"!
11-12, Fulton County Honor Band, Atlanta, GA
11-15, International Trumpet Guild Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. (Premier of "Concerto for Two Trumpets")
1 - 3, New Orleans District 6 HS Honor Jazz Band, New Orleans, LA
16-19, Michigan All-State MS Band, Grand Rapids, MI
19-22, Midwest Band Conference, Chicago, IL
15-17, U of Alabama Huntsville Honor Bands, Huntsville, AL