Easter Fanfare by Eddie Lewis

This is a fanfare Mr. Lewis composed to be performed on Easter Sunday. The piece begins with a call and response between the first trumpet and the rest of the ensemble. Then it progresses towards something more baroque sounding. We’re posting it today for obvious reasons!

Happy Easter everyone!

Listening Questions:

  • What is the meter of this fanfare?

    What is the time signature for this fanfare? How many beats are there in each measure? Why is this significant?

  • What makes it a fanfare?

    What makes this composition a fanfare? Is it really a fanfare or is it technically something else?

  • What is the form of this composition?

    How would you describe the form of this piece? Form can be summarized as “what happens when” in a musical composition. For example, if a composition has the form of A A B B then we could say that something happens twice (A A) and then something different happens twice (B B). Knowing that, what form does this song have?

Eddie Lewis posts these videos as listening assignments to his students. He often tells the students that “listening is more important than practicing”. To that end, he shares the videos so the students have something to inspire them to listen more often to professional trumpet players.

That said, if you are not one of Mr. Lewis’ students, we welcome you, too. The more the merrier! Welcome to EddieLewis.com. Feel free to post your comments and questions below.