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
Clair de lune
This is an arrangement of the third and most well known movement of Claude Debussy's piano piece, “Suite bergamasque”. The movement was originally titled “Promenade Sentimentale” but was changed to reflect inspiration from poetry by Paul Verlaine. Debussy began composing the suite in 1890 and ultimately published the work in 1905 after several revisions. This arrangement remains true to the original form. However the key was was moved down a half step from the original key of D-flat Major to C Major to make the parts more playable in a range that suits B-flat instruments. Also, many of the pianistic moving lines in the original were changed to allow for the limited range of the Flugelhorn.
ISMN # 979-0-800118-04-3
Duration - ~3.5 min.