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
VIEW SAMPLE SCORE (sample score will open in new browser tab)
This arrangement begins with two soloists located in the audience. The soloists are a B-flat trumpet (stage left) and a flugelhorn (stage right). Location of the soloists should allow each one to return to the stage in a reasonable amount of time once their solos are finished. The arrangement takes the melody through no less than five different keys. The final rendering of the melody features a trumpet soloist who is accompanied by a simple 3-part harmony supplied by the musicians (the gospel choir). The 3-part harmony may also be sung down one octave to accommodate lower voices.
ISMN # 979-0-800118-00-5