Trumpet quartet is one of the most standard trumpet ensemble instrumentations. Not only is it a full instrumentation, but it also affords the composer to pit duets against each other. This gives the music a greater level of excitement that cannot be achieved with smaller instrumentations.
Eddie Lewis has been composing trumpet quartets since he was in high school. His very first composition was a trumpet quartet that he wrote for him and his friends to play just for fun. Today Eddie continues to write for trumpet quartet and they are still as fun as ever.