Category Archives: Composition

U.T.E.P. Trumpet Ensemble at the N.T.C.

Voice of the Prophets There is a group of trumpet players who I have something very important in common with. They are students at the University of Texas at El Paso (U.T.E.P.) where I was a trumpet student in the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Interlude

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Here is an original trumpet composition I wrote two years ago. The idea was to put into musical form what I hear as sounding like Thanksgiving to me. This trumpet ensemble piece is part of an informal … Continue reading

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No Concession Blues in Senior Recital

Cesar Hinojos, one of the trumpet students at U.T.E.P. (where I was a student in the 80’s) ended his senior recital with one of my original trumpet quartet pieces, No Concession Blues. Continue reading

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You Have to Keep Writing

I was lamenting the other day about how little book reading I’ve done in the past ten years. Most of the books I’ve read since I moved to Houston were borrowed from the library. For each book I own and … Continue reading

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Morning Prayer – Theme and Variations

So you may have noticed that my blogging on this website has reached an all time low. One of the reasons for this is because I sort of shifted gears in my daily schedule. I offer the story for you … Continue reading

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A Perfectly Sincere Point of View

A wonderful quote that deals with what I call “musical honesty”. Continue reading

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March of the Republic of the Rio Grande

I updated my resume at EddieLewis.com today to include our latest Jazz Forever CD (Spiced Eggnog). Then decided to proof the whole thing again. When I got to the section about past commissions, I decided to google “March of the … Continue reading

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