Trumpet Duet Compositions

This page lists Eddie Lewis’ trumpet duet compositions and arrangements in alphabetical order. Eddie has been composing trumpet duets since he was a student at Andress High School, in El Paso, Texas and has written hundreds of them since. If you like trumpet duets, you may be interested in his Celebrations duet book which has 101 original trumpet duets.

Amazing Grace – Trumpet Hymn Duet
Amazing Grace Trumpet Duet

Amazing Grace

For Trumpet Duet

This duet is our number one seller and we think it’s for a reason. Not only is Amazing Grace a very popular hymn, finding popularity even outside of the church, but this arrangement actually speaks to people.

The arrangement looks simple. Indeed, it is pretty easy for anyone with a range up to high C. But the simplicity does not detract from its effectiveness. We feel that this is the reason why it sells so well.

Copyright Year: 2018
Performance Rights Organization: NA

America the Beautiful – Trumpet Hymn Duet
America the Beautiful Trumpet Duet

America the Beautiful

For Trumpet Duet

I wrote this trumpet duet arrangement of America the Beautiful as a way to express my patriotism for Independence Day, 2020, when here in Texas we’ve been told to stay home for the holiday, due to a covid 19 spike. I was compelled to express my patriotism because our American history and culture is being dismantled.

Some people have been expressing hatred for our country, even to the extent that their freedom to do so is NOT protected by the constitution. In the midst of all of this, I feel it’s important for those of us who do NOT hate this country to express our patriotism in an appropriate manner.

It’s not much, but that’s what this duet arrangement is to me. It is one instance of me saying, “No, I don’t hate America. This is my home. I love my country and the people who live here.”

Copyright Year: 2020
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Angels from the Realms of Glory – Trumpet Hymn Duet
Angels from the Realms of Glory Trumpet Hymn Duet

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Trumpet Hymn Duet

Angels from the Realms of Glory is number 20 in our Trumpet Hymn Duet series. We are including this with the hymns because the “tune” of this famous Christmas carol is used in dozens of traditional Christian hymns. That tune is called Regents Square.

Because this sheet music doesn’t have lyrics, you can use it with any one of those dozens of traditional hymns.

We have a blog post where you can read about this trumpet duet arrangement by clicking the following link:
Angels from the Realms of Glory Trumpet Hymn Duet Blog

We also have a You Play First Chair FREE trumpet play-along video for this piece. We like to say that, with the play-along videos, you can take the piece for a test drive. But really, we post the YPFC videos for trumpet students who are not able to join rehearsing ensembles. The test drive thing is just a convenient perk for people who are interested in the sheet music:
Angels from the Realms of Glory FREE Trumpet Play-Along Video

Copyright Year: 2020
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Be Thou My Vision – Trumpet Hymn Duet
Be Thou My Vision Trumpet Duet PDF

Be Thou My Vision

For Trumpet Duet

Be Thou My Vision is number 13 in our Trumpet Hymn Duets series. It is a more pensive arrangement than some of the others. All of the duets in this series have lyrical qualities, but this one is probably the most lyrical of any that we’ve published in this series so far.

This duet is for intermediate trumpet players. The highest note in the first part is B flat above the staff. The highest note in the second part is G above the staff.

Copyright Year: 2020
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Blessed Assurance – Trumpet Hymn Duet
Blessed Assurance Trumpet Hymn Duet

Blessed Assurance

Frances J. Crosby, Phoebe P. Knapp

For Trumpet Duet

This trumpet duet arrangement of Blessed Assurance is part of our Trumpet Hymn Duets series. It is number 19 in the series and we will be making a book of the duets once we publish 21 of them.

The arrangement is in the same style as the rest of the series except that I added a tiny bit of chromaticism.

I wrote a blog article about this arrangement of Blessed Assurance that you can read by clicking the following ling.

Copyright Year: 2020
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Christ the Lord is Risen Today – Trumpet Hymn Duet
Christ the Lord has Risen Today Trumpet Hymn Duet

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

For Trumpet Duet

This arrangement of Christ the Lord is Risen Today is part of a series of hymn trumpet duets meant to remain true to the original mood and harmonies of the original hymns. There are no reharmonizations, altered rhythms or stylistic modifications. The arrangements are meant to make the music interesting to perform, and delightful to listen to, while staying true to the original intent message of the hymn.Copyright Year: 2018

Performance Rights Organization: NA

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Trumpet Hymn Duet
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing - Trumpet Duet

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

For Trumpet Duet

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Robert Robinson, Joel A. Erickson, Asahel Nettleton Arr. Eddie Lewis A two-page trumpet duet from Eddie Lewis’ Trumpet Hymn Duet series. The duets in this series stay fairly close to the original harmonies and can therefore be used in collaboration with choir and/or congregation. Come Thou Fount is written out for three verses, the first being simple and progressing to lots of sixteenth embellishments in the last verse. The arrangement begins in E flat concert and modulates to F concert for the third verse. The top note in the first part is written C above the staff. The top note in the second part is written G above the staff.

Copyright Year: 2019
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Trumpet Hymn Duet
Great is Thy Faithfulness Trumpet Duet Hymn

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

For Trumpet Duet

This trumpet duet hymn arrangement of Great Is Thy Faithfulness is part of our trumpet duet hymn series. The concept of the series is to give the performers something interesting to practice and perform while never breaking from the original harmonies and mood of the original hymn. This makes the duets perfect performance music for traditional Christian church services. This specific arrangement uses many of the passing tones and suspensions from the original hymn. The arrangement grows in melodic intensity over the course of three pages, ending in a dramatic fanfare finale.

Copyright Year: 2019
Performance Rights Organization: NA

He Keeps Me Singing – Trumpet Hymn Duet
He Keeps Me Singing Trumpet Duet

He Keeps Me Singing

Luther B. Bridgers

For Trumpet Duet

He Keeps Me Singing is duet number 19 in the Trumpet Hymn Duet series. This is a little different from the rest of the trumpet hymns in this series in that I switch to a gospel swing style in the second verse. I feel like I must clarify that I did not write the second verse in a jazz swing style. I say this because I have a reputation as a jazz composer. And I do not have anything against writing and performing hymns in a jazzy style. But that is not what this Trumpet Hymn Duet series is about.

I know the swing sound on some of the hymns. I can’t tell you how I know it. Was it something I was raised with? I don’t know. But I know that sound. And I tried to honor that sound in this arrangement.

I wrote a blog post about this Trumpet Hymn Duet arrangement that you can read here:

He Keeps Me Singing

Copyright Year: 2020
Performance Rights Organization: NA

He Leadeth Me – Trumpet Hymn Duet
He Leadeth Me for Trumpet Duet

He Leadeth Me

Joseph H. Gilmore
William B. Bradbury

For Trumpet Duet

He Leadeth Me is a very popular traditional, Christian hymn. This trumpet duet arrangement of the hymn is part of Eddie Lewis’ trumpet hymn duet series. These hymns are meant to function 100% appropriately at traditional church services. The arrangement stays true to the original mood of the hymn while also sticking close to the original harmonies.

Copyright Year: 2019
Performance Rights Organization: NA

It Is Well With My Soul – Trumpet Hymn Duet
It Is Well With My Soul Trumpet Hymn Duet

It Is Well With My Soul

For Trumpet Duet

It is Well With My Soul Horatio Gates Spafford
VILLE DU HAVRE
Philip Bliss

Here is an intermediate duet on the famous hymn, It Is Well With My Soul (When Peace, Like a River). The hymn arrangement is meant to work as an independent duet or as accompaniment with the choir. All of the harmonies should match the traditional harmonies of the original hymn.   Please note that the high stuff at the end is optional. I have included an inversion in cue notes that is more playable by less advanced trumpet players.

Copyright Year: 2018
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Jesus Paid it All – Trumpet Hymn Duet
Jesus Paid it All Trumpet Hymn Duet

Jesus Paid it All

Elvina M. Hall,
John T. Grape

For Trumpet Duet

This is our tenth duet in the Trumpet Hymn Duet series. This series has become so popular that we have decided to eventually assemble a book out of them.

We believe the reason these duet arrangements have been so popular is because they are very conservative. The harmonies match the original hymns 95% of the time. These are not “modern” arrangements. They are stylistically appropriate for a traditional church service.

And yet, they are also interesting to perform and listen to. It is our hope that you will include this and other Trumpet Hymn Duets in your Sunday morning services.

Copyright Year: 2020
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Jingle Bells – EASY Trumpet Duet
Jingle Bells EASY Trumpet Duet

Jingle Bells

Pierpont

For Easy Trumpet Duet

I wrote this beginning duet for one of my youngest students. He was a first grade student when we did this in his lesson. This is something I like to do for my beginner students. I take the songs they would like to play and simplify them to their personal level and catered to their own limitations. The highest note in the first part is third line D and the shortest rhythmic value is eighth-notes.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Just as I Am – Trumpet Hymn Duet
Just as I Am Trumpet Hymn Duet

Just as I Am

Charlotte Elliott, William B. Bradbury

Trumpet Hymn Duet

Just as I am in our fourteenth Trumpet Hymn Duet. I think this one is just a little easier than the rest of them have been. It is easier technically. The musical side of it may be a bit more challenging than the others, due to the long phrases and delicate melody.

Copyright Year: 2020
Performance Rights Organization: NA

La Marche du Tout-Petit – Trumpet Duet
La Marche du Tout Petit trumpet Duet

La Marche du Tout-Petit

For Trumpet Duet

La Marche du Tout-Petit is a lively, fun, fanfare composition for two trumpets. The composition alternates between two basic rhythmic themes over the top of developing harmonies. The duet is written for intermediate trumpet players, but can be a bit demanding in regards to endurance. Repeats are optional.

Copyright Year: 2018
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

O Sacred Head Now Wounded – Trumpet Hymn Duet
O Sacred Head Now Wounded Trumpet Duet Hymn

O Sacred Head Now Wounded

For Trumpet Duet

By:

Bernard of Clairvaux
James W. Alexander
Hans L. Hassler
Johann S. Bach

Arr. Eddie Lewis

This trumpet duet hymn arrangement utilizes dissonances to create a somber mood. It is a Good Friday hymn, meaning that the theme of the hymn is Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. Good Friday church services capture the somber mood as a recognition of Jesus’ sacrifice. He gave his life, taking our sins so that we may live. This arrangement was written on Good Friday in 2019. The idea was to stay as close to the original mood and harmonies as possible. Where possible, this duet arrangement preserves as many of Bach’s passing tones and suspensions as is appropriate for just two parts.

Copyright Year: 2019
Performance Rights Organization: NA

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand – Trumpet Hymn Duet
On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand

For Trumpet Duet

By Edward Mote and William B. Bradbury

Arr. Eddie Lewis

Another trumpet duet from our Trumpet Hymn Duet series, On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand is actually one of our less difficult duets from the series. The highest note in the first trumpet part is G above the staff. We do have it listed as a Trumpet Apprentice skill level arrangement because of the sixteenth notes and the tempo. But if you notice where we put it on the You Play First Chair series, it is the easiest of the Trumpet Apprentice pieces (as of this writing).

Copyright Year: 2020
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Praise to the Lord, the Almightyl – Trumpet Duet
Praise the Lord, the Almighty Trumpet Duet Hymn

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Joachim Neander, Catherine Winkworth
arr. Eddie Lewis

For Trumpet Duet

This arrangement of Praise to the Lord, the Almighty is part of the trumpet duet hymn series Eddie Lewis has been working on over the past couple years. The idea behind the arrangements is to make them interesting without departing from the main harmonies and/or the message of the original hymns.  This specific duet in the series presents three verses. The first verse is simply stated, beginning in unison and breaking into harmony half way through. The second verse introduces light counterpoint. The arrangement ends with fanfares that stay very close to the original harmonies.  The arrangement is for intermediate to advanced trumpet players. The highest note in the first part is B above the staff.

Copyright Year: 2018
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Softly and Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling – Trumpet Duet
Softly and Tenderly Trumpet Hymn Duet

Softly and Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling

Will L. Thompson
arr. Eddie Lewis

For Trumpet Duet

Here is number sixteen in the Trumpet Hymn Duet series, Softly and Tenderly. I enjoyed writing this arrangement because it was quite different from the others (from my end as a composer it was different). It was more of a challenge to stay within the theme of “softly and tenderly” while still being true to what a trumpet duet is and should be.

I have written a blog article about this duet that you can read by clicking HERE.

Copyright Year: 2020
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Walking the Narrow Path – Trumpet Duet
Walking Narrow Path Trumpet Duet

Walking the Narrow Path

by Eddie Lewis

For Trumpet Duet

Not all duets are corny. Some duets can actually be quite artistic and creative. Walking the Narrow Path does not play out like a typical duet. It was conceived as a light performance piece. The rhythms are dreamy and the melodies are almost hypnotic. The piece is in odd meter, which is fun for the musicians and interesting for the audiences. The top note in the first part is a B flat above the staff, which is not high, but the part stays high long enough to be an endurance challenge. The skill level is intermediate/advanced. If you are familiar with Eddie Lewis’ seven levels of difficulty, this composition is at the Trumpet Pro level in his system. This is mostly because of the range and the odd meter time signatures.

Copyright Year: 2018
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

What a Friend We Have in Jesus – Trumpet Hymn Duet
What a Friend We Have in Jesus Trumpet Hymn Duet

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Joseph M. Scriven, Charles C. Converse
by Eddie Lewis

Trumpet Hymn Duet

What a Friend We Have in Jesus is number seventeen in our Trumpet Hymn Duets series. So far, this is the longest of the Trumpet Hymn Duets, but it is also one of the best.

One thing that this duet arrangement has that most of the others don’t is extra non-thematic material. That is how I typically write arrangements, but I’ve been trying to avoid that approach with these Trumpet Duet Hymns. I want to stay as close to the original mood, themes and harmonies as possible, while still having some creative flexibility.

Copyright Year: 2020
Performance Rights Organization: NA