Thanks in part to the efforts of the International Trumpet Guild and the National Trumpet Competition at George Mason University, among other organizations and schools, there has been a renaissance in music and interest in the trumpet ensemble. Several of the works on this disc are considered to be standard repertoire in this genre, such as the Lo Presti Suite for five Trumpets, the McGregor Essay for Six Trumpets, the Reynolds Music for Five Trumpets and the Ewazen Fantasia. These pieces, due to their popularity, educational value and wonderful style, have stood the test of time and have made a huge impact in the trumpet world. Other pieces on the disc are newer works and many have sparked interest of late at many competitions and conferences around the globe. We hope you enjoy the musical journey. The Tromba Mundi Trumpet Ensemble was established in 2008 with the idea of promoting chamber music solely for trumpet. With the increased interest of trumpet ensemble in the last few years, the group wanted to give younger audiences a chance to have a recording that would generate new ideas and to give a wider range of audiences an enjoyable performance of some standards in the repertoire, as well as an introduction of new works that are destined to become some of the most performed music we have available. This prolific group, made-up of professionals and professors from across the United States, has already made a substantial impact in the trumpet world. The players themselves have toured the world as soloists and clinicians, made many diverse recordings, and performed with some of the nation s leading orchestras, jazz ensembles and artists. From the Chicago Symphony to the Maynard Ferguson Big Band and other ensembles spanning across the globe, Tromba Mundi features some of the finest trumpeters in the nation. The energy and synergy among these performers makes for exciting performances to both see and hear.