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* Selected for USA Schools by State Education Associations.
** Selected by Canadian Schools
+ Selected by the Trinity College of Music, London or the Guildhall School of Music
++ Selected for the Confederation de musical de France
Degree of difficulty: A = Very Easy; B = Easy; C = Moderate; D = Difficult; E = Professional

PIANO SOLO
VO25 THE ORIGINAL 'JELLY ROLL' BLUES ('Jelly Roll' Morton) C
Now almost any pianist - including dabblers and jabbers - can easily jam, jive and blues in the rompin', stompin style of the legendary jazz giant, thanks to the brilliant editing of the eminent composer/pianist Steve Strunk. "A handy sample of early jazz." MUSIC TEACHER
The Single Scene Series:
UNACCOMPANIED SOLOS
VO44 BEAUTIFUL DREAMER GETS FUNKY! (arr. Gareth Key) C
A fun arrangement. Playable by all treble and bass clef instruments. Suitable for all levels.
VO86 RAGAMUFFIN RAG ('Mad Dog' Machell/ed. K. Shifrin) C
For trumpet or trombone with wa-wa mute. An unaccompanied rag à la Joplin that sounds like a duet!
SOLOS WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT
Trumpet
VO29 *SONATA ROMANTIQUE (David Uber) C
A much acclaimed solo written for Robert Nagel. "A useful teaching piece; a worthy addition to the repertoire of trumpet and piano." MUSIC TEACHER.
VO38A MARSH FEVER MARCH (David Uber) C
Great fun, with a bit of acting, for young players.
VO50 IN DARKEST AFRICA (Arthur Pryor) C
Hilarious, light-hearted humouresque. Requires a 'talent' for mimicking the sounds of the jungle! "You can't possibly fail with this piece!" THE TROMBONIST
VO55b ARE YOU GOING TO SCARBOROUGH FAIR? (arr. Gareth Key) B
An easy, delightful arrangement.
VO56 RAGTIME FRANKIE (David Machell) C
(Also available unaccompanied as Ragagmuffin Rag VO86) "Entertainer style; excellent." MUSIC TEACHER
VO81b
SWANEE (George Gershwin/arr. Ken Shifrin) B
The perfect show-stopping encore; easy enough for kids yet interesting for advanced players too.
Tenor Sax, Clarinet
VO38A MARSH FEVER MARCH (David Uber) C
Great fun, with a bit of acting, for young players.
VO55b ARE YOU GOING TO SCARBOROUGH FAIR? (arr. Gareth Key) B
An easy, delightful arrangement.
VO56 RAGTIME FRANKIE (David Machell) C
(Also available unaccompanied as Ragamuffin Rag VO86) "Entertainer style; excellent." MUSIC TEACHER
VO81b SWANEE (George Gershwin/arr. Ken Shifrin) B
The perfect show-stopping encore; easy enough for kids yet interesting for advanced players too.
Eb Tenor Horn, Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, French Horn in E flat
VO55c ARE YOU GOING TO SCARBOROUGH FAIR? (arr. Gareth Key) B
An easy, delightful arrangement.
"Entertainer style; excellent." MUSIC TEACHER
VO81d SWANEE (George Gershwin/arr. Ken Shifrin) B
The perfect show-stopping encore; easy enough for kids yet interesting for advanced players too.
Flute / Piccolo
VO03 **SERENADE à la POSTHORN B
A delightful air by the award-winning composer Elizabeth Raum. For ages 8-12.
VO55c ARE YOU GOING TO SCARBOROUGH FAIR? (arr. Gareth Key) B
An easy, delightful arrangement.
VO68 * **BARCAROLA (Elizabeth Raum). B
A boat song of the Venetian gondoliers, for young players.
VO81c SWANEE (George Gershwin/arr. Ken Shifrin) B
The perfect show-stopping encore; easy enough for kids yet interesting for advanced players too.
Trombone
VO12 *DANZA ESPANOLA (David Uber) (also for euphonium) D
"A showcase for the Soloist...Tuneful material for a recital." ITA JOURNAL
VO13
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SOLI(SOLO)LOQUY (David Uber) E
An outstanding solo for alto or tenor trombone. "A major work..should further the alto trombone as a powerful solo instrument." ITA JOURNAL Also playable by alto/tenor or 2 tenors.
VO19 *RAG 'n' BONEMAN (Richard Hill) B
"Joplinesque Ragtime." MUSIC TEACHER
VO23 *ALME INGRATE "Ungrateful Souls" C
An original Baroque trombone work written by the Habsburg Emperor Joseph 1. Edited and recorded by Christian Lindberg. An ideal student piece.
VO34 *MANHATTEN BLUES AND RAGTIME (David Uber) C
"Blue-Chip Blues" and "Rush Hour Rag.""Glissandi, flutter-tonguing and slide vibrato: good fun for the young player." ITA JOURNAL
VO36 *CONCERTO IN Ab MAJOR D
(G. F. Handel's Oboe Concerto in Bb Major, transcribed by Ken Shifrin). "Excellent choice for high school students . . . Less difficult and more accessible than the Concerto in F Minor. A fine addition to any recital." ITA JOURNAL
VO38 MARSH FEVER MARCH (David Uber) C
Great fun, with a bit of acting, for young players.
V042 +*ARIA SOLEMNUS from SALUS (Johann Zechner) D
Original Baroque trombone work. Recorded by Christian Lindberg. An exquisitely beautiful melody.
VO55a ARE YOU GOING TO SCARBOROUGH FAIR? (arr. Gareth Key) B
An easy, delightful arrangement.
VO56a RAGTIME FRANKIE (David Machell). C
Selected by the Confederation de Musicale de France. (Also available unaccompanied as Ragagmuffin Rag VO86) "Entertainer style; excellent." MUSIC TEACHER
VO59B ARIA PASSIONE DOMINE (Johann Georg Albrechtsberger) Recorded by Christian Lindberg. B
A great new discovery! An original work by the baroque master. A must for every trombonist! "An interesting work, well worth making available". EARLY MUSIC NEWS "Much credit is due to Professor Hanlon for unearthing this piece... full marks to Virgo Music". THE TROMBONIST. Also includes Albrechtsberger's aria for trombone and voice "Virgo Gaude".
VO81a SWANEE (George Gershwin/arr. Ken Shifrin) B
The perfect show-stopping encore; easy enough for kids yet interesting for advanced players too.
VO84 PIECE CONCERTANTE (Gustav Holst) D
An original trombone solo by the eminent English composer, with optional editing and cadenza by Ken Shifrin. A major new contribution to the solo trombone repertoire. Ideal for recitals.
VO88 AD TE CLAMAMUS "We Cry Out For You" (Georg Reutter) D
A beautiful aria by one of the leading composers of the Viennese Baroque period, adapted for solo trombone by Christian Lindberg and recorded by him. "A rewarding solo." MUSIC TEACHER
VO89
THREE JAZZ MOODS (Elizabeth Raum) D
Ideal solo for students and professionals/straight and jazz players alike by the award winning composer. Dedicated to Ken Shifrin. Also available with band accompaniment.
VO100
ST. THOMAS SONATA (anon, ed. Shifrin-Clarke)
The oldest trombone solo ever written. Not only of great historical importance but an excellent solo work for students and professionals alike. "Shifrin's valuable suggestions regarding ornamentation are a welcome guide to the performer. Clarke's Keyboard realization is good, simple and idiomatic." ITA JOURNAL
 
The New Arthur Pryor Solo Series for Trombone
Series Consultant: Robert Isele
The Lighter Side of Arthur Pryor
VO37 +*THE WHISTLER AND HIS DOG Pryor's theme song. D
With optional whistling-solo. "A wonderful piece. Buy it." MUSIC TEACHER. "Delightful. " ITA JOURNAL
VO43 *CAKEWALK CONTEST C
A bit of Joplin, a bit of Fillmore "a welcome bit of fun for trombonists." MUSIC TEACHER.
VO50 IN DARKEST AFRICA (Arthur Pryor) C
Hilarious, light-hearted humouresque. Requires a 'talent'for mimicking the sounds of the jungle! "You can't possibly fail with this piece!" THE TROMBONIST
VOWB3 THE BLUE BELLS OF SCOTLAND FOR TROMBONE AND ORCHESTRA E
(see MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA)
Tuba
VO12a ++*DANZA ESPANOLA (David Uber) D
Selected by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. "A showcase for the Soloist...Tuneful material for a recital." ITA JOURNAL
VOWB2/pr
++**T FOR TUBA (Elizabeth Raum) C
Also Bass trombone, euphonium. Commissioned for the Mid-West Band Clinic and BASWE. Professional Solo Part (VOWB2/sa) sold separately.

George Gershwin

'S WONDERFUL, 'S MARVELLOUS, 'S GERSHWIN!
Our Number 1 Best Seller!
Presenting ten brand new arrangements of George Gershwin's melodies with an added dash of spice from the Big Band pen of Lew Gillis. Including S'Wonderful, Summertime, Embraceable You, Someone to Watch Over Me. Suitable for almost every level of player.
'S easy, 'S wonderful: who could ask for anything more?!

VO30a Bass Clef Melody Instrument and Piano (or Guitar) B
VO30b Bb Melody Instrument and Piano (or Guitar) B
VO30c C Melody Instrument and Piano (or Guitar) B
VO30d Eb Melody Instrument and Piano (or Guitar) B

SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE SERIES

Performance editions of original Baroque works featuring the trombone in a solo role.

"I am delighted to recommend the various valuable contributions which Virgo have made to the trombone liturature. Your efforts in the baroque field give to trombonists much needed high quality material".

Denis Wick

"Ken Shifrin deserves our gratitude for making so much of this music available for performance."

ITA JOURNAL

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VO05 JENER DONNERWORTE KRAFT (W. A. Mozart) D
Tenor Voice, Trombone and Strings. Also includes Piano Reduction. "Ken Shifrin has created a fine performance edition of this original work." ITA JOURNAL "Congratulations to Ken Shifrin and Virgo Music for this exciting addition to the repertoire." THE TROMBONIST
VO15 THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE No. 1 Edited by Ken Shifrin. D
"All fine pieces and each could make a worthy addition to a trombonist's recital." ITA JOURNAL All original works. Contents:
  • FLIESS O HEISSER TRÄNENBACH (Ernst Eberlin) Soprano, Trombone, 2 violins, Bass/Cello.
  • INTERMEDIUM FlVE from HISTORIA DER GEBURT JESU CHRISTI (Heinrich Schütz) 4 Bass voices, Solo Alto Trombone, Solo Tenor Trombone, Basso Continuo
  • "VIRGO PRIUS" from ALMA REDEMTORIS MATER (Marc' Antonio Ziani): Alto, Trombone, Basso Continuo.

Parts,full score, piano reduction.

VO17 THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE No. 2 Edited by Ken Shifrin. D
"Virgo has performed a valuable service." ITA JOURNAL All original works. Contents:
  • WAS IST DAS LEBEN? (Eberlen) Tenor, Trombone, 2 Violas, Bass/Cello
  • Sound SampleMISSA S. CAROLI (Johann Georg Reutter) Alto, Trombone, Basso Continuo
  • "LARGO" FROM ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER (Marc' Antonio Ziani) Alto, Solo Alto Trombone, Solo Tenor Trombone, Bassoon, Basso Continuo

Parts, full score, piano reduction.

VO42
Sound Sample
THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE No. 3 D
+*ARIA SOLEMNUS from SALUS (Johann Zechner) Alto, Trombone, Piano. Can be performed with or without voice. Recorded by Christian Lindberg.
VO23
Sound Sample
THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE No. 4 C
*ALME INGRATE (Emperor Joseph 1) Soprano, Trombone, Piano. Can be performed with or without voice. Edited and recorded by Christian Lindberg.
VO22
Sound Sample
THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE No. 5 D
MEMORIUM (Georg Christoph Wagenseil) Alto, Trombone, Basso Continuo with French Horn Substitute for Voice. Recorded by Christian Lindberg. "Every trombonist will be pleased to encounter this lovely aria with trombone obligato .... A delight to play." ITA JOURNAL
VO59a THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE No. 6 D/E
*PASSIONE DOMINE (Johann Georg Albrechtsberger) Alto, Solo Trombone/Obligato Trombone, Violins 1 & 2, Cello, Organ, Full Score. Can be performed with or without voice. Recorded by Christian Lindberg."An interesting work, well worth making available." EARLY MUSIC NEWS . "Much credit is due to Professor Hanlon in unearthing this piece ...full marks to Virgo Music." THE TROMBONIST
VO88
Sound Sample
THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE No. 7 C
AD TE CLAMAMUS "We Cry Out For You" (Georg Reutter/Christian Lindberg) A beautiful aria traditionally performed during Easter or Christmas by one of the leading composers of the Viennese Baroque, adapted for solo trombone and piano by Christian Lindberg and recorded by him. . "A rewarding solo". MUSIC TEACHER . "A valuable addition to the alto trombone repertoire". ITA JOURNAL
VO85
Sound Sample
THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE NO. 8 D/E
AGNUS DEI (Leopold Mozart) Alto, Trombone, Chamber Orchestra, Conductor's Score plus Piano Reduction Version. Exquisite, prominent trombone part. Recorded by Christian Lindberg."A big must for the alto trombone exponent, ideally suited for recitals ... you get a lot for your money" MUSIC TEACHER
RENTAL ONLY
VO90
THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE NO. 9 E
ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER (Georg Reutter) Christian Lindberg Edition. Alto, Trombone, Strings, Keyboard, Conductor's Score. In five parts including Solo Trombone movement.
RENTAL ONLY
VO91
THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE NO. 10 E
SALVE REGINA (Georg Reutter) Christian Lindberg Edition. Alto, Trombone, Strings, Keyboard, Conductor's Score. In five movements including Solo Trombone movement.
VO100
THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE No. 11 C/D
ST. THOMAS SONATA (anon, ed. Shifrin-Clarke)
The oldest trombone solo ever written. Not only of great historical importance but an excellent solo work for students and professionals alike. "Shifrin's valuable suggestions regarding ornamentation are a welcome guide to the performer. Clarke's Reyboard realization is good, simple and idiomatic." ITA JOURNAL
VO101
New
THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE No. 12  
ET INCARNATUS (Michael Haydn) A gorgeous aria recently uncovered by Dr. Shifrin for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, 2 solo Trombones, Violins, 'Cello and Keyboard. Full score. Alternate revision for Soprano, Trombone and Piano provided. See Featured Releases.
VO59B
New
THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE No. 13 D/E
GAUDE VIRGO and PASSIONE DOMINE (Johann Georg Albrechtsberger) Two arias for trombone, voice and piano.

VO14 THE BAROQUE TROMBONE IN SONATA D/E
Three excellent sonatas by Masters of the Baroque in original instrumentation - all for the price some publishers charge for just one! PLUS alternate quartet parts. Edited and compiled by Ken Shifrin.
  • SONATA à 4 (Fux): Violin, Trumpet, Trombone, Bassoon + B.C.
  • SONATA à 4 (Tuma): 2 Violins, 2 Trombones + B.C.
  • SONATA à 3 (Vejvanovský): Violin, Trumpet, Trombone + B.C plus Optional 4th Part

 

SOLOS WITH PIANO AND VOICE
VO22 MEMORIUM (George Christoph Wagenseil) D
See under THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE SERIES.
VO23 *ALME INGRATE (Emperor Joseph I) D
See under THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE SERIES.
VO42 +*ARIA SOLEMNUS (Johann Zechner) C
See under THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE SERIES.
V101 ET INCARNATUS (Michael Haydn) D/E
See under THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE SERIES.
VO59b GAUDE VIRGO and PASSIONE DOMINE(Johann Georg Albrechtsberger)  
See under THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE SERIES.
TWO TROMBONES WITH PIANO

VO13 *SOLI (SOLO)LOQUY (David Uber) D/E
Exciting fantasy for Alto and Tenor Trombone or 2 Tenors with Piano. Can also be performed by one soloist with piano. ITA JOURNAL ''A major work ... should further the alto trombone as a powerful solo instrument". ITA JOURNAL

Get the Most from Your Notes!
Jazzified numbers you can play 1-2-3-4 different ways: as an unaccompanied solo, a solo with piano (or guitar) accompaniment; a duet; or a solo-duo with piano (or guitar) accompaniment. For all instruments in Bb and bass clef.
Suitable for all levels.

VO48 OLD KING COLE WAS A REAL HIP DUDE (Ken Shifrin) B
VO54 SWEET MOLLY, NAUGHTY MOLLY (Ken Shifrin) B
VO60 ROCK-A-BYE BABY ROCK, BABY! (David Machell) B

THE SAGA OF RAGTIME FRANKIE
A series of moderately easy, Joplinesque ragtime numbers for Bb Trumpet (tenor sax, clarinet) and Brass by David Machell. Perform them separately or as a delightful concert medley that tells a story!
VO56 RAGTIME FRANKIE C
For solo Bb trumpet (tenor sax, clarinet) and piano. Also playable unaccompanied, as Ragamuffin Rag (VO86). Introducing the lovable rogue. ''Very tuneful ... in the Entertainer style ... excellent." MUSIC TEACHER.
VO52 *RAGTlME FRANKIE'S LOW-DOWN HOE-DOWN C
Duet for Trumpets (tenor sax, clarinet). Frankie crashes the local dance with predictable results.
VO63 RAGTIME FRANKIE'S SHOOT-OUT C
Brass 4-tet. ''Excellent ..for those with a sense of humour." BRITISH JOURNAL OF MUSIC EDUCATION "Well scored ... A very useful item. Recommended.'' MUSIC TEACHER.
VO72
New
NEW ORLEANS RAGTIME WAKE C
Brass 5-tet. A traditional New Orleans send-off in Dixieland Style. "A wild and joyful Dixieland two-step featuring solos for all parts. A good alternative to Canadian Brass' Just a Closer Walk. Ideal" MUSIC TEACHER

DUETS
Saxophone
VO47 *SAX THERAPY (Dr. Bob) C
Easyish Alto & Tenor Sax Jazz Duos. For partners bored with their Sax lives. "A most attractive collection... a useful and entertaining set of duets." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MUSIC EDUCATION. "Good practice for easy jazz rhythms." MUSIC TEACHER. "Highly recommended." CLARlNET & SAXOPHONE.
VO74 SAFE SAX (Dr. Bob) C
For Sensible Sax Partners Who Want to Make Beautiful Music Together. User-friendly jazz duets for 2 Altos or 2 Tenors or Alto & Tenor.
Trumpet/Tenor Sax/Clarinet
VO52 *RAGTIME FRANKIE'S LOW-DOWN HOE-DOWN (Dave "Mad Dog" Machell) C
A fun ragtime duet in the style of Scott Joplin.
Horn
VO75 BOOGIE, BOP 'N' BLUES: JAZZ DUETS FOR HORNS (Dave 'Mad Dog' Machell) D
"If you crave jazz-style horn duets, these are pretty hip for hornsters ... Enjoy these!" THE HORN CALL.
Trombone
VO53 TEN TASTY DUOS (David Uber) C
For 2 Tenors or Tenor & Bass. "lntriguing morsels of musical magic ... Cleverly written and musically filling." ITA JOURNAL. "Wittily written." MUSIC TEACHER.
Tuba/Bass Trombone
VO61 TEN MORE DUETS (Lew Gillis) D
"lnspired by my desire to write for those who had chosen bass clef as a release for their musical inhibitions while listening one day to the flatulent sounds of two bass trombonists gone beserk." "Great fun, extremely useful, a good buy." THE TROMBONIST. "A generous blend of challenge and fun. A delightful musical experience embracing many styles." ITA JOURNAL

TRIOS
Saxophone Also playable by clarinet Trio
VO21a *HOT CHERRY PEPPERS (Phil Wison) D
Alto, Tenor, Bari Sax or 2 Tenors and Bari Sax. "Short, lively..very effective." MUSIC TEACHER.
VO69 BOP'N'SWOP D
"WHEN THE SAINTS (and Tchaikovsky) GO (through The Hall of the Mountain King) MARCHING (for a touchdown) IN!" (arr. 'Poppa' Pete Ferrara / Ken Shifrin).
Easy jazz trio playable by variable combinations of Soprano (or Clarinet), Alto, Tenor and Bari Sax"A fun number for saxophone trio." THE TRUMPETER. "A must for schools!" CLARINET & SAXOPHONE
Trombone
VO07 14 FRENCH XMAS TRIOS ("The Trash Can Trios") C/D
By ? Back by popular demand! Discovered in a trash can on college campus. Bb parts available on request. "The tunes are real gems." THE TROMBONIST.
VO21 HOT CHERRY PEPPERS (Phil Wilson) D
A jazz trio by the international Jazz Star. "A definite audience pleaser." ITA JOURNAL

QUARTETS
Saxophone (S/A A T B) Also playable by clarinet Quartet
VOS1 SANTA'S CHRISTMAS SAX (arr. Rob Willis) C
Jazzy X-Mas Medley."A not difficult swing arrangement ... helpful in developing an understanding of jazz rhythms ... good fun; very practical arrangement for school performance." MUSIC TEACHER.
VOS2 CLEMENTINE'S BOOGIE WOOGIE (arr. Gareth Key)
An easy arrangement of this traditional tune B
VOS3 BILLY GOAT STOMP ('Jelly Roll' Morton/arr. Ken Shifrin) C
With optional percussion. Guaranteed to bring the audience to its feet! "Useful teaching material." MUSIC TEACHER.
VOS4 BILL BAILEY WON'T YOU PLEASE GO HOME! (Hughie Cannon/arr.'Wild Man' Willens) C
"A very readable jazz arrangement by one of New York's top composers." THE BRITISH BANDSMAN.
VOS5 OH BOY, DANNY! (arr. Gareth Key) B
S/A A A/T B Percussion part available. "A very simple, uncomplicated swing adaption suitable for elementary players." THE TRUMPETER. A good jazz arrangement based on Londonderry Air." THE BRITISH BANDSMAN.
VO51S HANDEL'S WATERWORKS (arr. 'Mad Dog' Machell) C
Jazz arrangement of "Water Music." Suitable for all levels. "Fun for young quartets, a good example of jazzing the classics." MUSIC TEACHER.
Trumpet
VO92
FANFARE FOR AN EXHIBITION (Antonín Dvorák)  
An Original work for 4 trumpets with timpani. With alternate parts provided for a mixed brass quartet and quintet. Flashy but "Simple to play." MUSIC TEACHER.
Trombone
VO08 *TROIS CHANSONS (Claude Debussy / arr. Michael Levin) D
As recorded by "Four of a Kind." "Levin succeeds admirably in recreating the lush chordal patterns." MUSIC TEACHER.
VO09
Sound sample
*SCARBOROUGH FAIR (arr. Bill Reichenbach) B
Simple, easy to play, very clearly printed "...Few quartets will be able to resist buying it - none will regret their purchase." THE TROMBONIST.
VO20 LONDON BRIDGE IS ALL JAZZED UP! (Lew Gillis) C
"A fun arrangement effective for working on swing style with a high school or young college jazz band trombone section." ITA JOURNAL
VO26 *DIE NACHTIGALL "The Nightingale" (Felix Mendelssohn/arr. Michael Levin) C/D
Another gorgeous arrangement by the trombonist of the Dallas Brass. As recorded by "Four of a Kind." Also playable by brass 4-tet.
V028 BILL BAILEY WON'T YOU PLEASE GO HOME! (Hughie Cannon/arr. 'Wild Man' Willens) C
Also playable by brass quartet. "Easy to play and pleasing on the ear; very slick." THE BRITISH BANDSMAN
V031 SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (Gershwin/arr. Gillis-Willis) C/D
Superb arrangement for 4,5,6,7, or 8 trombones.
V080 *BLUESLEEVES (arr. Rob Willis) C
"A gorgeous blues-ballad arrangement of 'Greensleeves.' A real pleasure for any group of trombones to play." THE TROMBONIST "A crowd-pleaser. Well-written, clever jazz ballad with attractive rhythms. A popular choice and very playable by high school trombonists." ITA JOURNAL "An attractive arrangement suitable for mid-grade quartet." MUSIC TEACHER
V083 YANKEE DOODLE GOES DOWNTOWN! C
Las Vegas' Don Hannah goes to town with his swing arrangement of this popular traditional. "Great fun to play! Very enjoyable for the player as well as the listener. Well presented. Very good indeed!" THE TROMBONIST

BRASS QUARTETS
2Bb trpts/Fr.horn (trombone)/trombone Edition for 2Bb cornets/Eb tenor horn/Bb euphonium available on request

V014 THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE IN SONATA
3 sonatas by Masters of the Baroque: Fux, Tuma and Vegrarovský. See details under THE SOLO BAROQUE TROMBONE
V026 *DIE NACHTIGALL "The Nightingale" (Felix Mendelssohn/arr. Michael Levin) C/D
Gorgeous & versatile arrangement for 2 trumpets, Fr. Horn (trombone) & trombone or 2 cornets, Eb tenor horn (trombone) and euphonium (trombone) or trombone quartet (bass clef/treble clef.)
V028 BILL BAILEY WON'T YOU PLEASE GO HOME! (Hughie Cannon/arr. 'Wild Man' Willens) C
Also playable by trombone quartet. "Easy to play and pleasing on the ear; very slick." THE BRITISH BANDSMAN
V051 HANDEL'S WATER MUSIC C
Jazz arrangement of "Water Music. " Suitable for all levels. ''Would be enjoyed by players who could perform it without too much rehearsal." MUSIC TEACHER
V062 OH BOY, DANNY! (arr. Gareth Key) B
"An excellent introduction to a jazz-feel using the well-known tune Londonderry Air; very good for the development of ensemble work and jazz style. A popular number for listeners as well as players. MUSIC TEACHER
VO63 RAGTIME FRANKIE'S SHOOT-OUT (David Machell) C
Catchy ragtime melody á la Scott Joplin with colourful effects. Well scored ... A very useful item. Recommended." MUSIC TEACHER "Excellent!" BRITISH JOURNAL OF MUSIC EDUCATION
VO92
FANFARE FOR AN EXHIBITION (Antonín Dvorák)  
An Original work for 4 trumpets with timpani. With alternate parts provided for a mixed brass quartet and quintet. Flashy but "Simple to play." MUSIC TEACHER.

BRASS QUINTETS
2 Bb trpts./Fr. horn/ trombone/ tuba
"A new series of brass quintet arrangements from Virgo: witty, not very difficult, useful for relaxing programme fillers or as encores." WINDS MAGAZINE
VO32 FOUR HITS FOR FIVE, BY GEORGE! GERSHWIN Book 1 (arr. Lew Gillis) C
Razzle-dazzle show stopping medley! Fascinating Rhythm, Summertime, Lady be Good, I've Got Rhythm.
VO32a FOUR HITS FOR FIVE, BY GEORGE! GERSHWIN Book 2 (arr. Lew Gillis) C
'S Wonderful, Embraceable You, Man I Love, Strike up the Band. "More fun from Lew Gillis." MUSIC TEACHER
VO33 *MISS TROMBONE (Henry Fillmore/arr. Ken Shifrin) C
''An easy-to-handle trombone solo with plenty of 'tailgate' work." ITA JOURNAL
VO35 *FANFARE FOR A JOYFUL OCCASION (Thomas Beveridge) D
The perfect opener! 'Fascinating." THE TRUMPETER.
VO39 *PATAPAN (arr. Rob Willis) C
A traditional Christmas Song. "An easy, uncomplicated but effective arrangement". THE TRUMPETER.
VO46
Sound Sample
HONEY PIE (The Beatles/arr. Rob Willis) C
A track from way back off a platter that mattered! "A not too complicated, swingy number." THE TRUMPETER. "An excellent arrangement." THE TROMBONIST
VO64 MAGIC FLUTE OVERTURE (Mozart/arr. John Wasson) D
"An exciting prospect". THE TRUMPETER.
VO67 YESTERDAY (The Beatles/arr. Rob WIllis) D
An excellent arrangement of the world's most popular song. A MUST for all brass quintets!
VO71
Drunken Sailor
WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE DRUNKEN SAILOR IN THE TAVERN IN THE TOWN? (arr. Ken Shifrin) C
''A jazzy version of two old favourites to brighten up a concert." WINDS.
VO72
New
NEW ORLEANS RAGTIME WAKE ('Mad Dog' Machel) C
A traditional New Orleans send-off in Dixieland Style.
VO73 THE ORIGINAL 'JELLY ROLL' BLUES ('Jelly Roll' Morton/arr. 'Wild Man' Willens) C
Jelly Roll's smash-hit expertly arranged for brass quintet.
VO77
Stars and Stripes
STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER (John Philip Sousa/arr. Peter Smalley). C/D
Trumpet 1 includes optional simplification for younger players. "A most usefuI addition to the brass ensemble repertoire. Recommended." WINDS.
VO79 SWANEE! (George Gershwin) C
A rollicking, river-boat ramble by Dave 'Mad Dog' Machel. ''Useful as a cheerful encore." WINDS.
VO82
Regards to Broadway
GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY C
..PLUS "Yankee Doodle Dandy", "Over There" and "You're a Grand Old Flag." The Great American Medley by George M. Cohan.
VO92
FANFARE FOR AN EXHIBITION (Antonín Dvorák)  
An Original work for 4 trumpets with timpani. With alternate parts provided for a mixed brass quartet and quintet. Flashy but "Simple to play." MUSIC TEACHER.
Dallas Brass
VO40
Sound Sample
ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND (Irving Berlin/arr. John Wasson) C
VO40A Sextet version (6th part in Bb). C
VO41 THEME FROM 'DALLAS' (Jerrold Immel/arr. John Wasson) C
"A piece audiences will love." ITA JOURNAL
VO57 ST. LOUIS BLUES (W. C. Handy/arr. John Wasson) C
With percussion (optional). "Would serve very well to end a concert ... suitable for middle and upper grades." MUSIC TEACHER
VO58 12th STREET RAG (Euday Bowman/arr. John Wasson) D
With percussion (optional). "AIthough written with a professional group in mind, it is well within the scope of an advanced school or youth group." THE TRUMPETER.
VO65
Sound Sample
*HUNGARIAN DANCE NUMBER 5 (Brahms/arr. John Wasson) D
With percussion (optional). French horn feature. " A good piece for any quintet with a horn player who wants to strut his stuff" THE HORN MAGAZINE
" Terrific. An effective arrangement." ITA JOURNAL
VO70 haydn LIL' BROWN JUG (arr. John Wasson) C
With percussion (optional). A cookin' chart made famous by the Glenn Miller Band.

WOODWIND QUINTET
flute/oboe/clarinet/Fr. horn/bassoon
VO27 *POLKA (Shostakovitch/arr. Elizabeth Raum) C
From the Ballet "Age of Gold". "Does a good job of making an important 20th century composer available to young players." CLARINET & SAXOPHONE "A good concert piece. Should go down well with audiences." S.A. MUSIC TEACHER
VO24 *CANTERBURY AYRE (Elizabeth Raum) C
A flowing, lyrical work. "The idea is good; a short, not too difficult work of intermediate standard. " CLARINET & SAXOPHONE

4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 TROMBONES
VO31 SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (Gershwin/arr. Gillis-Willis) D
Gorgeous. Arranged in 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 part harmony.

BRASS OCTET
1st, 2nd, 3rd trumpets/Fr. Horn/1st & 2nd trombones/euphonium/tuba. Includes alternate parts.
VO66 OVERTURE TO RUSSLAN & LUDMILLA (Glinka/arr. John Wasson) E
A thrilling tour de force, the ultimate programme finale.

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS
"Virgo Music will undoubtedly become the leading publisher of orchestral excerpts".
ITA JOURNAL
VO01 BRITISH ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS FOR TROMBONE AND TUBA (Shifrin)
"A much needed publication." DENIS WICK
VO02 ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS FOR ALTO TROMBONE (Shifrin)
"The standard reference source of orchestral literature for the Alto Trombone." Dr JOHN MARCELLUS.
VO45 Dimitri ShostakovichDMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH: ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS FOR TROMBONE AND TUBA, VOLUME 1 Symphonies 3 & 4 (Yeo)
"By far the best edition of orchestral excerpts for the trombone and tuba." ITA JOURNAL
VO49 ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS FOR PICCOLO TRUMPETS, FROM D TO HIGH Bb (Ferry)
"Without equivocation, this will serve symphonic trumpet players everywhere as a reference and a guide." LOUIS DAVIDSON
VO87 ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS FOR EUPHONIUM AND BASS TRUMPET (Shifrin/ed. Hanlon)
Includes complete, transposed parts to "Don Quixote" and "Ein Heldenleben" ("Don Quixote" not available in the UK) "Invaluable for anyone who needs to prepare this music for performance or auditions. Also an outstanding reference for teachers" PER BREVIG "A MUST for all serious players!" STEVEN MEAD "The most comprehensive collection of excerpts available. An essentail purchase.'' ITA JOURNAL ''Beautifully set out. Incredible value. An excellent publication. Highly recommended." BRITISH BANDSMAN "Scholarly and invaluable research." DAS ORCHESTER "An invaluable collection..." MUSIC TEACHER

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