Commercially Available Compositions

Eddie Lewis has written hundreds of original compositions, mostly for brass ensembles and jazz groups. Some of those compositions are available for purchase. We are listing them here in revers chronological order, according to their completion dates. Newest compositions are at the top of the page.

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Amazing Grace Theme and Variations – Trumpet Solo
Amazing Grace Theme and Variations for Trumpet Solo

Amazing Grace Theme and Variations

for Trumpet (or Flugelhorn) Solo

What started off as a simple improvisation at church, when asked to replicated the performance at later services, became a touching arrangement of this time honored gospel standard. Eddie Lewis first improvised this arrangement at his own church, Christian Temple AOG, two years before he ever put the arrangement down in writing. Since then, he has performed the same basic improvisation many times at different churches locally and internationally. The arrangement features three major sections. The first is a rubato rendering of the basic melody. The second section is the variation, in 9/8 time signature, leaning towards a more bluesy sound. Then the arrangement ends with an almost Irish sounding restatement of the melody but continuing with the 9/8 feel established in the variation

Copyright Year: 2013

Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Joy to the World Theme and Variations – Trumpet Solo
Joy to the World Solo Trumpet BLOCK

Joy to the World
Theme and Variations

for Trumpet Solo

This is an arrangement I wrote for one of my students so he could have something Christmasy to perform in his school’s talent show. I specifically wrote it so that he could pick and choose which variations he wanted to perform. It’s not necessary to perform all of them.

I wrote the last variation mostly in the low register so he could have enough chops to end on the high G.

The piece should be fairly easy for most eighth graders. Highest note is G.

Copyright Year: 2019

Performance Rights Organization: NA

Star Spangled Banner – Easy Trumpet Solo

Star Spangled Banner - Easy Trumpet Solo

Star Spangled Banner

Easy Trumpet Solo

I originally wrote this arrangement for my very young student, Riley. When I teach the very young students, I like to “take requests” for songs they would like to play, but can’t because the sheet music is too difficult. What I do is re-arrange the music so that they can play the melody they recognize.  This kind of thing helps give those very young students a little extra joy in playing the trumpet. In this case, he wanted to play the Star Spangled Banner. Cool! After I wrote the arrangement for him, I decided it would be a good idea to share it with other students who might have the same range limitations Riley had when he learned it.  Interesting to note, Riley’s range now goes above the staff, so there is a lot less need for me to do these kinds of arrangements for him anymore.

Copyright Year: 2019

Performance Rights Organization: NA

We Shall See – Unaccompanied Trumpet Solo
We Shall See for Solo Trumpet

We Shall See

for Unaccompanied Trumpet Solo

Here’s what Eddie Lewis has to say about his first unaccompanied trumpet work, We Shall See:

Now that We Shall See is over fifteen years old and has been performed by trumpet players around the world, I feel it is fitting to sit and reflect on what this composition has come to mean to me, both as a composer and as a trumpet player.

We Shall See began as an idea to send free music to friends without costing me an arm and a leg. When I published the first movement of this solo, PDF technology was not as accessible as it is today. The original recipients were sent their copies via snail mail. Since then we have continued to offer We Shall See as a free download on our website and trumpet players have been reporting their performances of the solo world wide.  I remember when I showed We Shall See to my college composition professor, when he asked what kind of writing I was up to. After Dr. Packales read through the music, sitting at his desk, he looked up at me and said, “you know, composing for unaccompanied solo instruments is some of the most challenging type of writing.” Then he told me I had done a great job. It was one of the last pieces I shared with him before he passed away.

Today, not only is We Shall See on my list of successful compositions, it is also an important work in my own performance repertoire. The solo has taken on a life of its own and I no longer feel like its composer. That was a different me from a different time. Performing it feels like I am presenting someone else’s work, which I feel is a good thing. It keeps the music fresh and allows me to enjoy it as much as you do.  Another very important bit of trivia related to We Shall See is the harmonic structure of the second movement. I have invented an original harmonic language that I call “Spider Chords” and the second movement of We Shall See was one of the first pieces I ever composed using that harmonic language.  Fifteen years is a long time for a composition to remain popular. I offer a sincere thank you to everyone who made it as popular as it is today.  May peace and blessings be yours in abundance,  Eddie Lewis

Copyright Year: 1997 & 2001

Performance Rights Organization: BMI