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)
“CONQUEST” is filled with heroic and bold statements. The piece is meant to give a snapshot of what Mobile, Alabama might have been like in 1814 and 1815. On September 14, 1814 the British Royal Navy attacked Fort Bowyer on the shores of Mobile Bay, Alabama in an attempt to block trade into New Orleans. The British would lose this battle and move on to New Orleans in January of 1815. Again, the battle was lost and the British, recognizing the strategic significance of Fort Bowyer, would enter again into one of the final battles of the Anglo-American War of 1812. After securing a victory at Mobile Bay on February 12, 1815 the British were notified of the war's end a few days later through the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. This treaty was actually drafted and signed on December 24, 1814 but was not ratified until February 17, 1815 by the US congress and President James Madison. This work was commissioned by the University of South Alabama trumpet studio under the direction of Dr. Peter J. Wood for premier performance at the 2012 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, Georgia, USA.
ISMN # 979-0-800118-11-1
Difficulty: College to Pro Level