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• March 28, 2024: “Black Bayou Vignettes” trio for Bb Trumpet/French Horn/Trombone is now available in both hard-copy and PDF versions. CLICK HERE!

• March 28, 2024: FREE BUDGET SHIPPING now included on all hard-copy orders (USA only). Note – this delivery method takes 5 to 8 business days to arrive. Faster shipping methods are available at USPS or UPS rates.

• March 17, 2024: How about “Cityscapes” for 10 trumpets! Check out this amazing video from Würzburg, Germany. This group is from the university there and is lead by their instructor, Werner Heckmann (who is obviously doing an amazing job with his studio). I sincerely thank them for an amazing performance!

• January 26, 2024: A new website design is coming soon (and some new compositions)!

• May 15, 2023: Sales of hard copies are suspended until Monday, May 22.  However you can still order instant download PDFs of everything here.

• February 12, 2023: All hard copy sales are now back online and available for purchase. Thanks for your patience!

• March 5, 2022: Hard copies now available for “The North Star Suite”. Get your copy HERE!

• Febrary 28, 2022: HAPPY MARDI GRAS! Sales of hard copies are suspended until Thursday, March 3rd due to the Mardi Gras holiday. However you can still order instant download PDFs of everything here.

• February 7, 2022: New! “SEVEN for FIVE” by Erik Morales for five B-flat Trumpets. Click here to check it out!

• December 1, 2021: Hard copy sales are back online starting today.

• November 24, 2021: Hard copy sales temporarily suspended until December 1, 2021. You can still purchase PDF instant downloads of everything HERE.  Thanks for your patience!

• November 8, 2021: Now available: “The North Star Suite” as performed by Matthias Höfs & Ensemble on their new album “Festive Trumpets for Christmas”. The PDF version is available now. Hard copies will be available in a few days. Click here to check it out!

• July 1, 2021: Sales of hard copies to destinations outside of the USA from our web store have been discontinued. International customers can still purchase PDF downloads HERE.

• May 28, 2021: Hard copy sales temporarily suspended. We are transitioning to a new on-demand machine. You can still purchase PDF instant downloads of everything HERE. Hard copies should be available again within 14 days of this post. Thanks for your patience!

• November 26, 2020: I’ve received many requests to send PDF files of my pieces – especially from countries other than the USA. Now you have the option to purchase PDFs for all of my pieces and avoid the shipping charges all together! CHECK THEM OUT HERE – CLICK ON “INSTANT PDF DOWNLOADS”. Of course, you still can buy the hard copies too!

• July 10, 2020 New Video: “Celestial Dance” as performed by the commissioning group Bach Artists Japan “Takumi”:

• June 6, 2020 New Release: “ÉTUDES Volume 1”. Fifteen short studies for Trumpet dedicated to educators and musicians who’ve had a positive impact on my musical growth. Also available as a BlackBinder app download.

• New videos: “Conquest” and “Conquest REMIX!” The REMIX! version’s backing track is included as a download when you purchase the sheet musicInternational Trumpet Collaborative 2020 starring: Rich Stoelzel (Canada), José Cháfer (Spain), Manu Mellaerts (Belgium), Fabrizio Nasetti (Italy), Sławomir Cichor (Poland) and Matthias Kamps (Germany):

• Check out my newest collaborative video: “Crystal Spheres”, starring Allen Vizzutti, José Sibaja, Vince DiMartino, Matthias Kamps, Rich Stoelzel, Terry Everson, José Chafer and Fabrizio Nasetti:

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NEW RELEASE! April 1, 2020. “ANCIENT CITY” for Brass Ensemble (4 Bb or C Trumpets, 3 French Horns, 3 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone and Tuba) (~14 minutes) commissioned by University of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart, Germany, Prof. Wolfgang Bauer, Prof. Christian Lampert, Prof. Henning Wiegräb, Prof. Stefan Heimann. CLICK HERE FOR PRODUCT PAGE!

NEW RELEASE! January 17, 2020, “THROUGH SPACE AND TIME” for 4 B-flat Trumpets and 4 Flugelhorns (~5 minutes) commissioned by the students of trumpet master Hiroaki Hayasaka from Kyoto, Japan. CLICK HERE FOR PRODUCT PAGE!

NEW RELEASE! June 10, 2019. “CELESTIAL DANCE” for 5 B-flat Trumpets is a short fanfare (2’40”) commissioned by Bach Artists Japan, Takumi Trumpet Ensemble. CLICK HERE FOR PRODUCT PAGE!

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

Concerto for Two Trumpets - String Orch. Version

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The following samples were performed by Richard Stoelzel & Slawomir Cichor with the Polish Camerata.

This version for strings, harp and percussion comes as a 9"x12" spine stapled score. Parts are supplied on a CD-rom disc. Two 9"x12" trumpet solo parts are also included.

The original “Concerto for Two Trumpets” was composed in 2012-2013 and was originally scored for wind symphony instrumentation. That version was soon followed by a piano reduced version and, two years later, this current version for string orchestra, harp and percussion. No changes were made to the form of the original work. However, because of the drastic change of instrumentation, this new version presents differently in terms of tone colors and ensemble sound. This three movement work can be best described as a celebration of all that is great about the trumpet. In keeping with my philosophy of the importance of melody each movement is carefully crafted to entertain and engage the listener. The piece was designed specifically for the B-flat Trumpet. A few requests were made for transposed C Trumpet parts but the piece plays far easier on the B-flat instrument. Careful consideration is given to how the musical passages are fingered. Plus, the slightly darker quality of the B-flat trumpet is desired. My goal was to have the two soloists as “equals”. So there are several passages where both soloists are playing in unison. This fortifies the melodic passages with a deep, full sounding chorus effect. Each soloist has an opportunity to shine. You should not attempt to play the first movement faster than the tempo marked (quarter note=126 beats per minute) as sixteenth notes become increasingly difficult to play using a clean single-tongue technique. All three movements are designed to run together with no “break time” in between. The total duration is approximately 17 minutes (depending, of course, on chosen tempos).

ISMN # 979-0-800118-09-8

Grade Level - Difficult

Duration - ~17.5 min.

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