Welcome to the official website of composer Erik Morales!

• Congratulations to the Greater Dallas Youth Trumpet Ensemble for winning the inaugural 2019 NTC Pre-College Trumpet Ensemble Division with a great performance of “Cityscapes”. Check it out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oJCnZB0crpo

Coming Soon! MoralesMusic.com is teaming up with BLACKBINDER music reading app. Soon your music purchase will automatically come with a electronic version that can be used in the BLACKBINDER app for Apple iPads. BLACKBINDER is the ultimate sheet music reader! You should check them out here: www.blackbinder.net or get it in the App Store.

• Just wanted to let you all know that I’m currently working on a bunch of new pieces! I just completed a new trumpet quintet for “Takumi” trumpet ensemble from Japan entitled “Celestial Dance”. That piece will be premiered and released in May 2019. I’ve also composed a 14 minute work for Stuttgart City Brass entitled “Ancient City” which will be released in January 2020. And, as usual, FJH Publishing will be releasing a new concert band work as well. Stay tuned for more updates coming…

• The trumpet ensemble from the University of Music Würzburg (Germany) has recorded “Infinite Ascent”. Check it out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/S22ipwqYr8M

Birds of Paradise


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“Birds of Paradise” was composed in 2015 at the request of Tromba Mundi. Founded in 2007 for the sole purpose of the exploration, promotion and performance of new works for trumpet ensemble, Tromba Mundi has recorded several world premiere compositions and continues to commission new music for the genre. “Birds of Paradise” was conceived as a “triple duet” utilizing 2 C's (1st C Trumpet doubles on B-flat Piccolo Trumpet), 2 B-flats and 2 Flugelhorns. In the beginning of the piece each duet is introduced independently. The focus of the work is the interplay between the three duets. Interplay is also an interesting behavior of the real birds of paradise that inhabit eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and eastern Australia. These special animals are the inspiration for this work.

“Birds of Paradise” received its official premier on October 7, 2015 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The piece was part of Tromba Mudi's “Sinfonia Americana!” program. For more info on Tromba Mundi please visit www.trombamundi.net.

ISMN # 979-0-800118-02-9

Duration - ~6.5 min.
$19.95 In stock
Options: Complete Set (0) Score only (-11) 1st C Trumpet Part Only (-16.45) 2nd C Trumpet Part Only (-16.45) 1st B-flat Trumpet Part Only (-16.45) 2nd B-flat Trumpet Part Only (-16.45) 1st Flugelhorn Part Only (-16.45) 2nd Flugelhorn Part Only (-16.45) Library Bound Version (6)

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