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

At the Riverside – Trumpet Trio
At the Riverside for Trumpet Trio

At the Riverside

For Trumpet Trio

This is a trumpet trio that seems very easy when you look at it. It is mostly quarter-notes and half-notes and doesn’t go any higher than G above the staff. But the endurance this piece requires puts it at a much higher skill level than it looks.

The piece is reminiscent of a riverside baptism. It is slow, peaceful, and gradually unfolds. It sounds like the slow water in the river making its way downstream.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Blue Standard – Beginner Trumpet Trio

The Blue Standard for Trumpet Trio

Blue Standard

For Beginner Trumpet Trio

Blue Standard is a very simple blues song. It is easy enough for beginners to play. The highest note is second space A and the smallest rhythmic value is quarter-notes. The piece also gives each trumpet player enough rests so they can play all the way through even if they don’t have very strong embouchures yet.

Beginner Trumpet Trio

Eddie Lewis believes it is important for students to start playing performable literature from the very beginning of their time as trumpet students. To that end, Lewis has been composing a number of solos, duets, trios and quartets for students with limited skills. He has written several beginner trumpet trios that sound like real music. That’s an important part of what he is doing with this music. These are not exercises. They are not dummied down arrangements. They are genuine compositions written for students of this lowest skill level.

The result is that the students have valuable performance experiences very early in their trumpet careers. We believe this ends up making big differences in their futures, not only as musicians but also as functioning members of society.

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

Easy Christian Suite – Trumpet Trio
Easy Christian Suite Trumpet Trio

Easy Christian Suite

Easy Trumpet Trio
Five Movements

This is the first set of trios I composed for beginners. I specifically composed these trios for a group I put together of home school trumpet players. My son, Alex, was one of the trumpet players in the group.

These were students who had very limited experience on the trumpet. They were home schooled students, so they didn’t have the same daily teaching that most kids in school get. We spent an hour per week working on these pieces and by the end of the semester they were ready for a concert. This was within a year of when they first began playing trumpet.

Copyright Year: 2008

Performance Rights Organization: BMI

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

Joy to the World – Trumpet Trio
Joy to the World trumpet trio

Joy to the World

Trumpet Trio

They say that it is dangerous to write the way I do. People have difficulty pinning my style down because I’m all over the map. I can write extraordinarily simple compositions and arrangements. But then I can also write music that is overly complex. When it comes to Christian music, I tend to write simple music, but this arrangement of Joy to the World is actually a little jazzy.

For this arrangement, I barrow syncopated rhythms from the clave, which is the underlying meter for both salsa and second line swing. That’s what makes this arrangement interesting. It’s not swing. It’s not jazzy. But it has a poppy feel to it that your audiences are going to love.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: NA

Lifted Up – Trumpet Trio
Lifted Up for Trumpet Trio

Lifted Up

Trumpet Trio

Lifted Up is one of the compositions I wrote for my First Trumpet Fruits album. The work was composed as a performance piece, but would work equally well as something more educational. The composition is harmonically simple, but the melody is ornamented and elaborated in a way that gives it its “uplifting” name sake.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: NA

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

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

Nothing is Impossible – Trumpet Trio
Nothing is Impossible for Trumpet Trio

Nothing is Impossible

For Trumpet Trio

Nothing is Impossible is one of the trumpet trio compositions I wrote for my First Trumpet Fruits album. The piece is composed in rhapsody form. It starts off with a simple call and response then explores several themes in different styles before ending in a key a fifth up from the first key.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Peace Hymn – Trumpet Trio
Peace Hymn for Trumpet Trio

Peace Hymn

For Trumpet Trio

Peace Hymn is one of the trumpet trios composed to be included on my First Trumpet Fruits album. It is one of a few several that focus on longer, more sustained chord progressions.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Prince of Peace – Easy Trumpet Trio
Prince of Peace easy trumpet trio

Prince of Peace

For Easy Trumpet Trio

Prince of Peace is a trumpet trio for students who have been playing trumpet for about a year. It is written in the key of B flat (A flat concert) and the highest note in the first trumpet part is D in the staff.

This piece was originally composed to be programmed with the Easy Christian Suite (also listed here).

Copyright Year: 2015
Performance Rights Organization: BMI

Safe Shores – Trumpet Trio
Safe Shores for Trumpet Trio

Safe Shores

For Trumpet Trio

Safe Shores is a trumpet trio composition in five-eight time. It begins as a lament but then becomes one of my call and response pieces. I use call and response in a lot of my works for brass and trumpet ensembles. Not only is it interesting to listen to, giving each performer a chance to play a solo, but it also gives everyone time to rest, which is crucial in brass writing.

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

Silent Night – Trumpet Trio
Silent Night for Trumpet Trio

Silent Night

For Trumpet Trio

This is a very different arrangement of Silent Night. It begins normal enough, but the second variation of the arrangement has a very syncopated treatment. It also features a very short section of call and response. Then the piece ends with a technical climax before the syncopated theme returns before the last notes.

Copyright Year: 2017

Performance Rights Organization: NA

Sleep Now – Flugelhorn Trio
Sleep Now for Flugelhorn Trio

Sleep Now

For Flugelhorn Trio

Sleep Now is an original lullaby written for three flugelhorns. The piece is simple. It is short. But everyone who hears it loves it.

You can program the piece as a Christmas song. I didn’t have that in mind when I wrote it, but when I organized the compositions for my First Trumpet Fruits album, it made sense to put it in the section of the album with the other Christmas themed compositions. So it can be programmed as a Christmas piece. That’s why we decided to put a Christmas scene on the cover.

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

Sustenance and Provision – Trumpet Trio
Sustenance and Provision Trumpet Trio

Sustenance and Provision

For Trumpet Trio

Sustenance and Provision is a deceptively simple trumpet trio composition. The idea behind the piece is to showcase the beauty of the trumpet sound in a piece with very slow melodies and long sustained chords. It sounds beautiful when played in tune with good phrasing. But without those two qualities, there is nothing in the piece that will make up for it.

Copyright Year: 2017
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

Two Trumpet Hymns – Trumpet Trio
Two Trumpet Hymns Trumpet Trio

Two Trumpet Hymns

For Trumpet Trio

After years of recording hymns for my Unadorned Trumpet Hymns albums, I decided to try writing my own original hymn melodies, based on what I was learning from that experience. Two Trumpet Hymns is the result of that experiment. The two melodies in this piece are my interpretation of what a hymn melody should be.

Copyright Year: 2017
Performance Rights Organization: BMI