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
“Celestial Dance” is a short fanfare (2:40) for five trumpets. Much attention was given to the unique articulation properties of the trumpet. The players are challenged by these techniques which are difficult to master (such as double-tonguing and complex meters). Successful performance requires members the ensemble to be well acquainted with each other’s abilities.
“Celestial Dance” was commissioned, recorded and premiered by Bach Artist Japan “Takumi” Trumpet Ensemble of Japan to a sold-out audience on May 3, 2019 at Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall. The ensemble is comprised of principal and second chair trumpeters from the finest orchestras in the Tokyo area including Tonomori Sato, Tomoyuki Hasegawa, Kei Inoue, Tomoki Ando and Cheonho Yoon.