Category Archives: Composition

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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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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