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Concerto for Trumpet in C and Piano

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Erik Morales

Erik Morales

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General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 13:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Erik Morales
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $64.95   |   Parts Only (digital) - $54.95   |   Score Only (print) - $39.95


1. Moderately Fast – 3:50
2. Like an Anthem – 4:40
3. As Before, But Slightly More Intense – 4:50


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Program Notes

This wind band version of the Concerto was premiered by the Keystone Winds under the direction of Jack Stamp, with Rich Stoelzel (trumpet) and Rebecca Wilt (piano) as soloists at the 2009 International Trumpet Guild Conference on the evening of May 28, 2009, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

This concerto is a three-movement work that was conceived as a showcase for both instruments, trumpet in C and piano. At the time I was composing this work I was determined to have the piano play an equal role to the trumpet and not take the accompaniment role which is all too prevalent in the current repertoire. The work is an eclectic mix of rhythmic and stylistic elements which have played a major role in my development as a composer.

- Program Note by composer

Besides challenging the traditional label of “double concerto,” Morales avoids labeling the work as strictly a classical or jazz composition, exploiting both genres equally. The first and second movement both open with improvisatory piano fantasies before introducing accompanying ostinatos and other classical idioms. The second movement makes uses of Romantic compositional techniques, including both common tone modulations and tonic substitutions for harmonic fluidity.

- Program Note by Tyler Erlich for the University of Georgia Hodgson Wind Ensemble concert program, 19 April 2016

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  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Wind Ensemble (John Stanley Ross, conductor; Brittney Self, trumpet; Junie Cho, piano) – 30 April 2017
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Ensemble (Tyler L. Erlich, conductor; Michael Meo, trumpet; Geneva Stonecipher, piano) – 19 April 2016

Works for Winds by this Composer