Trumpet Trio Compositions

This page lists Eddie Lewis’ trumpet trio compositions in alphabetical order. This is one of Eddie’s favorite instrumentations to write for. It is a very free instrumentation to write for, but can still have a full sound. As of now (2018), Eddie has composed more trumpet trios than any other instrumentation larger than duets.

An Angel from Heaven Said to Me – Trumpet Trio
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An Angel from Heaven Said to Me

For Trumpet Trio

Here is an easy trumpet trio composition that gives the students an opportunity to play for an extended duration without challenging their endurance too much. It uses a call and response technique that helps to insert rest into the composition. Not only does this give the trumpet players an opportunity to rest, but it also gives them brief solo moments for them to shine.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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And Eat It, Too – Trumpet Trio
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And Eat It, Too
A Proverbial Party

For Trumpet Trio

And Eat It, Too is my take on a cakewalk for three trumpets.

Cakewalk is a dance style that was popular in the 19th century. It began as a dance enjoyed primarily by slaves, here in America, but soon gained in popularity with many different cultures around the world. The cakewalk is something of a precursor to the ragtime style.

And Eat It, Too is one of many pieces I’ve written to utilize call and response as a way to insert excitement into the composition while also giving the musicians an opportunity to rest. A good junior high trumpet group would have no trouble with the endurance on this piece.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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Fishing Suite: Tackle Suite
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Tackle Suite

For Trumpet Trio

Tackle Suite is from a suite of suites with fishing themes. Bait Suite is the first of the suites, followed by Tackle Suite and Catch Suite. Each of the fishing suites utilizes a different style of modern composition.

Tackle Suite uses scales and harmonies derived from triad pairs. As a compositional technique, triad pairs are not a new thing. They have been around for almost a hundred years. I have been using them in my compositions since I first learned about them, about thirty years ago. I do believe that the way I use them is probably very different from what most other composers have done.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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Fishing Suite: Bait Suite
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Bait Suite

For Trumpet Trio

Bait Suite is from a suite of suites with fishing themes. Bait Suite is the first of the suites, followed by Tackle Suite and Catch Suite. Each of the fishing suites utilizes a different style of modern composition.

Bait Suite makes use of an original composition language that I invented using chords generated using a twelve-tone chord generator that I invented and programmed. I’ve been using this new language for over 25 years and it can be heard in a number of my earlier works.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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Fishing Suite: Catch Suite
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Catch Suite

For Trumpet Trio

Catch Suite is from a suite of suites with fishing themes. Bait Suite is the first of the suites, followed by Tackle Suite and Catch Suite. Each of the fishing suites utilizes a different style of modern composition.

The three movements in Catch Suite are polytonal. Each part has a unique key signature. The relationship between the keys varies from movement to movement. Some of those relationships are less harsh than others. The last movement is the harshest, with the keys of each trumpet part being one whole step away from each other.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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Grace, Greater Grace
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Grace, Greater Grace

For Trumpet Trio

Here is an example of one of Eddie Lewis’ compositions for beginning trumpet players. The range in the first part is up to C in the staff. The rhythms are simple quarter-note/half-note rhythms. The key is one sharp.

Copyright Year: 2017

Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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Noel – Trumpet Trio

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Noel

An Original Christmas Suite

For Trumpet Trio

Noel is a relatively easy suite for trumpet trio. Inspired by my wife’s music preferences, it tells the Christmas story with very simple melodies and simple harmonic structure.

Copyright Year: 2016
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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