Category Archives: Composition

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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Cut and Paste Arranging

July 22nd 2008 by Eddie Lewis Let’s say you want to make an arrangement of a big band tune for brass quintet. You get your hands on the score for the big band chart and start picking and choosing the … Continue reading

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Thinking Is Good

I remember a composition lesson I had one time with Dr. Joseph Packales when he asked me, “What do you have for me today?” I sheepishly told him that I hadn’t done any writing all week, but had been doing … Continue reading

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Writing Arrangements Under a Deadline

I’m sitting here at the venue for tonight’s gig thinking deep thoughts as we wait for the gig to start. I’m looking back at the week and reflecting on the arranging work I got done. Yesterday I completed an arrangement … Continue reading

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