Trumpet Sextet

Sextet is regarded by some as being the most standard trumpet ensemble instrumentation. Six trumpets offer the composer more liberty in voicings without over-taxing the individual players.

Four Parables
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Four Parables

For Six Trumpets

Four Parables is Eddie Lewis’ first trumpet sextet work. The composition is based on an unaccompanied piece he wrote with the same title. You can find that unaccompanied trumpet solo in his book titled The Calling (Amazon, SMP).

The Four Parables has been very well accepted by the trumpet community and has been performed around the world.

Copyright Year: 2008
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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Good Shepherd Shuffle
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Good Shepherd Shuffle

For Trumpet Sextet

The Good Shepherd Shuffle is a swinging jazz composition for four trumpets and two flugelhorns (two more trumpets can substitute for flugelhorn parts).

If you are subscribed to Eddie Lewis’ Youtube channel, you have probably heard the Good Shepherd Shuffle already because he uses it as his bumper music on his educational videos. Click HERE to visit Eddie’s YouTube channel.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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Moving in Miracles
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Moving in Miracles

For Trumpet Sextet

Moving in Miracles is different from most of my other works. It was written to serve as background music to Dr. Pearl Lewis’ Healing Patterns coloring book promotional video. The idea was to write something that would unfold as the video filled in the colors of one of the pages in the book.

Copyright Year: 2015
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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Hopewell Suite – Trumpet Sextet
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Hopewell Suite

For Trumpet Sextet

Hopewell Suite is my most major work for trumpet ensemble to date. It is a suite of seven movements lasting over twenty minutes.

Hopwell is the name of my brother-in-law’s farm in Komga, which is in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is one of my favorite places in the world, not just because of the beautiful country side and wildlife, but because that’s where a big part of our family is.

This suite was composed using inspirations I collected on our most recent trip to South Africa. I was invited to teach and perform at the National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown. While we were in South Africa, I had a large number of inspirations… melodies and composition ideas that just popped into my head. (I consider these unbidden melodies and ideas to be precious gifts from God.) This suite is composed entirely of those inspirations.

Hopewell Suite is not only my most major trumpet work to date, it is also, in my opinion, my best composition.

Copyright Year: 2016
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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Seis Mambessos
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Seis Mambesos

For Trumpet Sextet

Seis Mambesos is a sizzling Latin number composed for six trumpets. The piece is based on rhythms and melodies influenced by Eddie Lewis’ tenure as a salsa trumpet player in the Houston area.

Copyright Year: 2012
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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Thanksgiving Interlude – Trumpet Sextet
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Thanksgiving Interlude

For Trumpet Sextet
Four Trumpets and Two Flugelhorns

This is a trumpet ensemble composition that puts into musical expression my feelings about Thanksgiving, the American holiday. The Thanksgiving Interlude was actually inspired and composed in the moment, on Thanksgiving day, 2015.

Copyright Year: 2015

Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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Trumpet Peace Song
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Trumpet Peace Song

For Trumpet Sextet

Trumpet Peace song started off as an experiment to see what would happen if a flugelhorn and piccolo trumpet were doubled in octaves and treated as a single instrument. The idea worked and we can expect more of these compositions in the future.

Copyright Year: 2017

Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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