Trumpet Trio Sheet Music

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
An Angel from Heaven Said to Me

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

And Eat It, Too – Trumpet Trio
And Eat it, Too for Trumpet Trio

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

Chromazure – Beginner Trumpet Trio
Chromazure

Chromazure

For Beginner Trumpet Trio

Chromazure is a made up title contracting the word “chromatic” and “azure”, which is a work for blue. It describes this short, beginner composition as being a chromatic bluesy piece. It is perfect for introducing early students to the sounds of dissonance in their performances.

This composition is from Eddie Lewis’ new series of pieces designed for absolute beginners. The range is limited to C in the staff. Some of the compositions never even reach the C. The keys of the compositions in this series are never more than one flat or one sharp. The rhythms are always limited to quarter-notes, half-notes and whole-notes. The pieces are always very short compared to more advanced trumpet compositions, sometimes being as short as sixteen measures. Chromazure is a sixteen measure composition.

Copyright Year: 2019
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Come Shepherds Rise – Trumpet Trio
Come Shepherds Rise for Trumpet Trio

Come Shepherds Rise

For Trumpet Trio

Here is a Christmas trumpet trio that will bring a little variety to your music program. It begins with a traditional, pastoral feel and progresses in intensity until it reaches a fanfare based on the original Christmas carol. The difficulty, from one to seven, is at a high three or low four. This is an intermediate level. We would recommend it to good high school students and up.

Copyright Year: 2016
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Count Your Blessings – Beginner Trumpet Trio (Easy)
Count Your Blessings for Trumpet Trio

Count Your Blessings

For Beginner Trumpet Trio

This easy arrangement of Count Your Blessings is written for early beginner trumpet students. The highest note in the first part is C in the staff. The shortest rhythmic value is quarter-notes.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Fishing Suite: Tackle Suite
Tackle Suite Cover

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

Fishing Suite: Bait Suite
Bait Suite Cover

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

Fishing Suite: Catch Suite
Catch Suite Cover

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

Grace, Greater Grace
Grace, Greater Grace for Trumpet Trio

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

Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Trumpet Trio
hark the herald angels sing trumpet trio BLOCK

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Original Melody by Felix Mendelssohn, Arr. Eddie Lewis

A Modern Treatment of a Beloved Christmas Carol

For Trumpet Trio

I posted a recording of this arrangement on my YouTube channel as part of our Christmas celebration in 2018. One of the comments we received describes the arrangement perfectly. The comment said “Sounds more like Paul Hindemith”.

Exactly! I am using what would be considered “twentieth-century techniques” in this arrangement. I wasn’t thinking of Hindemith when I wrote it, but the techniques are definitely more like what he would have written than something Mendelssohn would have written.

Copyright Year: 2019
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Holy Is His Name – Trumpet Trio
Holy Is His Name for Trumpet Trio

Holy is His Name

For Trumpet Trio

Holy Is His Name is a delightful, meditative composition for three trumpets. The piece is not challenging in a technical sense. It is very melodic and does require a good sense of phrasing. The skill level is intermediate.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Journey After Journey – Beginner Trumpet Trio
Journey after Journey

Journey After Journey

For Beginner Trumpet Trio

Journey After Journey is another trio from our Trumpet Pioneer series of trumpet compositions. These are trumpet compositions intended to give the earliest beginners a legitimate opportunity to perform. The compositions are genuine performance pieces with truly creative content. It should be easy enough for the beginners to perform (with some rehearsal and personal practice) but also interesting for the audience as well. In Journey After Journey, the highest note is written C in the staff. The rhythms are limited to quarter-notes, half-notes and whole-notes. And the key is in B flat concert. The composition is a bit longer than most of our other beginner compositions, but each player is given plenty of opportunities to rest. The most difficult part of learning this piece is that there are places where each trumpet player must enter independently from the others. I call this “rhythmic independence” and is the main educational focus of this piece.

Copyright Year: 2019
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Morning Light – Beginner Trumpet Trio (Easy)

Morning Light for Beginner Trumpet Trio

Morning Light

For Beginner Trumpet Trio

Morning Light is a pleasant composition for three beginner trumpet players. The highest note in the first part is second space A and the smallest rhythmic value is the quarter note. This trio is part of our beginner trumpet series. The idea is to give beginner trumpet students sheet music that is easy enough for them to perform in the first few months of their progress.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Salvation and Deliverance – Trumpet Trio
Salvation and Deliverance for Trumpet Trio

Salvation and Deliverance

For Trumpet Trio

Salvation and Deliverance is a composition for three trumpets with two main parts. The first part is almost romantic sounding (as in Romantic era), and the second part is more modern and upbeat. These two parts represent the words in the title, salvation and deliverance.

Copyright Year: 2016
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Something Better – Easy Trumpet Trio
Something Better for Trumpet Trio

Something Better

For Easy Trumpet Trio

Something Better is a call and response trumpet trio for beginner trumpet students who have been playing trumpet for about six months. The highest note in the first part is fourth line D. Because the composition is in call and response form, it is possible to shorten the piece by cutting one of the sections. For example, you might skip from rehearsal letter B to rehearsal letter C. This will shorten the piece for purposes of endurance and/or program timing issues.

Copyright Year: 2019
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Noel – Trumpet Trio
Noel for Trumpet Trio

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

Trumpet Christmas Mashup – Trumpet Trio
Trumpet Christmas Mashup for Trumpet Trio

Trumpet Christmas Mashup

A Fun, Difficult, Almost Crazy Christmas Medley

For Trumpet Trio

Trumpet Christmas Mashup is a fun trumpet trio exploring the fractured motifs of three different Christmas standards, Ding Dong Merrily on High, God Rest Merry Gentlemen and Joy to the World. It’s meant to be an arrangement that will be challenging to the musicians to work up, fun for them to perform, and entertaining for the audiences to listen to.

Copyright Year: 2018
Performance Rights Organization: NA