Welcome to the official website of composer Erik Morales!
• Blackbinder implementation begins! Blackbinder versions of Concerto, Concerto for Two Trumpets and Passion Dance are now included with your hard-copy purchases of those pieces. Blackbinder is the most advanced automatic-scrolling sheet music app on the planet. Download it for free at the Apple App Store today and try it out.
• 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
• 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
See and hear Jose Chafer's world premier of Soliloquy (go full screen to view the solo part):
“Soliloquy” was composed at the request of master trumpeter José Cháfer of Spain. The definition of the word “soliloquy” is an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any listeners present. This is the approach I took when composing “Soliloquy”.The piece flows lyrically throughout with powerful displays of musical emotion. Among the emotions conveyed are doubt, torment, passion and love. The key for the performer is to deliver the music in a very dramatic and operatic fashion. It should be played like a great aria for tenor voice. The organ part should also be approached in this manner.
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