“Easy Christian Suite” is a collection of five easy trumpet trios composed for beginning trumpet ensemble. The idea to write this music came as a necessity due to the lack of interesting trumpet ensemble music for beginners. The students who the music was written for were first and second-year trumpet players who had a good grasp of rhythms and other musical aspects, but didn’t have the range to go with it. The titles of each movement are based on Christian themes. They are not traditional Christian hymns, but original compositions inspired by the hymns Eddie Lewis grew up with.
The individual movements of the suite are:
Joy, Joy, Joy
Early to Rise
Honor and Glory
The movements are in four different keys: Bb, Eb, F, and Ab (concert keys) and utilize four-four, three-four, and two-four time signatures. Rhythmic values do include sixteenth notes, but in a simple and accessible manner. The suite can be performed as a congruent work or may be broken up into individual pieces. (Full color images are for display purposes only, and do not form part of the physical product.)