Erik Morales composer
September 2, 2016 - Oswaldo Zapata Correa has authored a wonderful dissertation on my life and works for trumpet. The 150+ page book is titled, "The Compostitions for Trumpet of Erik Morales: A Study of Technical and Stylistic Elements for Performance". Click here to purchase a copy! The book was based off of 18+ hours of interviews with me and many of my colleagues, friends and educators. Highly recommended reading for those who want to know everything about my trumpet music. BUY NOW!
February 20, 2016 - NEW TRUMPET ENSEMBLE PIECE - "Birds of Paradise" Now Available. This 6.5 minute work in the form of a "Triple Duet" was commissioned by Tromba Mundi and is for 2 C Trumpets, 2 Bb Trumpets and 2 Flugelhorns. Check it out in the Shop!
October 13, 2015- Now available - You really need to check out this new recording by "Shades of Blue" trumpet ensemble. Their new album is entitled "Competition Pieces for Trumpet Ensemble". The album features many fine works including one of the finest performances of my "Cyclone" you'll ever hear. Here's the link: http://newbranchrecords.com/portfolio/competitionpiecesfortrumpetensemble/
August 19, 2015 - New video - Jose Chafer (trumpet) Luc Ponet (organ) premiering my new work Soliloquy in Leuven, Belgium:
June 10, 2015 - A grand welcome is in order for our new distributor from North Yorkshire, United Kingdom - June Emerson Wind Music. If the UK is your home region please visit them for the best selection and service of my music and other great titles.
June 7, 2015 - LIBRARY BINDING OPTION - There is a new "library binding" option for each piece of music available in the shop. These editions will add a thick (10-gauge) clear vinyl cover that will make the music virtually indestructible! This option is great for libraries and other educational institutions where the music is handled on a regular basis or for anyone who wants their purchase to last a very long time. The cost is only $6 above the normal price and adds only 3 ounces of weight for each piece.
June 2, 2015 - My "A-list" from ITG. I tried some amazing products last week and the following companies were the "best of the best". You should definitely try these products! In no particular order: Adams Trumpets and Flugelhorns, Austin Custom Brass (USA distributor of Adams and other fine brands), Pickett Brass (mouthpieces), Robinson's Remedies ("Lip Repair" product for lip health and maintenance), Mute Mate by Lynn K. Asper (music stand attachment for mutes and accessories).
June 1, 2015 - Back from the International Trumpet Guild conference in Columbus, Ohio. Met lots of great folks and saw lots of great products for trumpet players! I'll be commenting on some of this stuff soon so stay tuned.
May 18,2015 - The new Erik Morales Signature Series mouthpieces are now available from Pickett Brass. If you play on a Bach 1, 3 or 5 you should seriously consider giving these a try. Click here now. Everything is easier on these mouthpieces!
May 4, 2015 - The new T-shirts are in stock and ready to ship!
April 22, 2015 - Check out the new recording of Rhapsody recorded by Oswaldo Zapata, Bb Trumpet and Dr. Miriam Hickman, Piano. Find the MP3 in the Trumpet Music directory in the Music Player on the left. Mr. Zapata is currently a doctoral student at Arizona State University and studying with David Hickman.
April 21, 2015 - Coming soon! Mouthpiece guru Peter Pickett and I have joined forces to design some very special mouthpieces. These pieces are designed with versatility in mind and feature an ultra-comfortable rim contour and innovative cup design. Models are named Morales 1, Morales 3 and Morales 5 (numbers roughly correspond to Bach diameters). If you play on any of these Bach sizes you should consider giving my designs a try. These one-piece designs will be priced each at $150 plus shipping. More info and specs will be posted soon!
April 21, 2015 - SWAG! You're not cool until you've worn a Morales Music t-shirt. Order yours today cheap! 12 bucks in the MoralesMusic.com Shop. (Pre-orders taken now - shirts will begin shipping in early May).
April 11, 2015 - A grand welcome is in order for our new official European distributor Martin Schmid - Blechblaesernoten in Germany. Now European customers can get their music faster than ever before.
March 9, 2015 - Due to numerous requests I've started a line of Brass Quintet Music. I'm calling this the "Pro Brass Quintet Series". Each arrangement will come standard with B-flat and C Trumpet parts as well as Optional Percussion. Two titles are available now in the store and I'll be adding more soon.
Febrary 12, 2015 - Items ordered from Saturday February 14 through Sunday February 22nd will ship Monday February 23rd. The office will be closed during this time period but you can still place orders.
February 3, 2015 - Added a couple of videos in the Store for X1 and Cyclone from students of Mahidol University Thailand and University of Kentucky respectively. Thank you for all the great performances!
May 8, 2014 - Now Available! - Concerto for Trumpet in C and Strings (an adaptation of Concerto for Trumpet in C and Piano) and Rhapsody for solo Trumpet and Piano. Both are available in the MoralesMusic.com Store.
December 23, 2013 - Just added a bunch of new/old mp3 recordings to the player. And remember all pieces you hear are still available from JW Pepper and other major music distributors. If you want the music to play while you browse through the site then use the pop-up mp3 player by clicking on the big green triangle on the left.
December 20, 2013 - MAJOR UPDATE! The MoralesMusic Store now processes credit card transactions. You no longer have to use PayPal. Simply choose the Credit Card option during the checkout process and you will be asked to enter your info on the next page. All transactions are processed over an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) with 256-bit encryption so your information is safe. Most credit cards accepted including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.
November 1, 2013 - The "Concerto for Trumpet in C and Piano - Full Band Version" is now available. This new package includes a spiral-bound 11"x17" full score, Printed C Trumpet and Piano solo parts and a data CD that contains all the band parts in PDF format along with a License to Reproduce. The rental parts set is discontinued as of today. CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
October 9, 2013 - GREAT NEWS FOR JAPAN CUSTOMERS! - I'm pleased to announce that Academia Music Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan is now distributing my trumpet music. Academia Music is a well established dealer of educational music in Japan. Now customers in Japan can get my music faster than ever before as Academia Music carries all of my selections in stock. Please visit www.academia-music.com for more information. Arigatou Gozaimasu!
October 7, 2013 - I've just uploaded some new mp3s! Check out the new "Ruslan and Ludmila Overture" demo. I don't want to give away too much- let's just say it's FAST. Also new are excerpt demos of "Concerto for Two Trumpets". These excerpts were performed by trumpet artists Bill Campbell (University of Michigan) and Jason Bergman (University of Southern Mississippi) along with Ellen Elder (University of Southern Mississippi) on piano. These fine musicians have released a new album entitled "ON THE HORIZON" on the MSR label. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE CD ON AMAZON. Launch the mp3 player on the left to hear the demos!
August 22, 2013 - IMPORTANT UPDATE - Beginning August 22, 2013 the Google Wallet payment option will be discontinued in the MoralesMusic.com store. Google is phasing out this service. I realize many of you cannot use PayPal so I'm currently researching other options. In the meantime, if you can't use PayPal, you can order any of my music through Hickeys.com or Popplersmusic.com. Thanks!
June 9, 2013 - NOW AVAILABLE - "Concerto for Two Trumpets" - My newest work is now available in two versions, Band or Piano Accompaniment. This new 17 minute three movement work will have its debut performance at the 2013 ITG conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Tuesday evening June 11th. Now Shipping!
May 28, 2013 - JUST ADDED! - The Quintet Collection - This bundle includes Cityscapes, Cyclone, Path of Discovery, Metallic Fury and X1 for a substantial savings off retail cost. This is your chance to get all five quintets for a great price!
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"!