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This book will be an essential resource for all brass soloists and features eight classic solos with  composed orchestral backing tracks by Phillip Lawrence. Originally produced in 1992 by Kirklees Music, it has been re-packaged here by BrookWright Music and comes complete with digital backing tracks for all eight solos. 


In order to recreate a live performance setting, included in each backing track is the sound of a live audience, the orchestra tunes up before you enter the auditorium, there’s applause for the 

soloist, and after your triumphant performance, tumultuous applause and ‘BRAVO’ and cries for encores, which also are supplied!


To view a promo video featuring Thomas Fountain, Brett Baker & Grant Jameson including excerpts from the book please visit


"Become the soloist you’ve wanted to be in your own room!" Phillip Lawrence


“These accompaniments are beautifully crafted. They are colourful, inventive and amusing. These are great fun as well as being good for your stamina and technique. Get practising, ready to entertain your family and friends at home.” Paul Cosh Professor of Trumpet Guildhall School of Music and Drama (retired), Former Trumpet with BBC Symphony Orchestra


“I first received Victorian Virtuosi in 1992, a fantastic idea and purchase for those who have loved and worked on the Arban solos. The arrangements are not what one expects at all - even though one might know these stalwart solos backwards, the accompaniments challenge you to keep on top of the situation. Changes of time and rhythm challenge the solo line, flavours of genre from around the world containing hilarious quotes all in 3D orchestral colours and timbre! Gareth Bimson Former Co-Principal Trumpet - BBC Symphony Orchestra


Victorian Virtuosi is a little nugget. I have found it indispensable for practice purposes. The accompaniment is great fun, likewise the written comments.” Bill Houghton Former Principal Trumpet - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields 

& English National Opera



Variations sur le Carneval de Venise (J.B. Arban)

Love’s Old Sweet Song (J.L. Molloy)

Variations sur la Tyrolienne (J.B. Arban)

Rusalka’s Song to the Moon (Dvořák)
Fantasie Brillante (J.B. Arban)

Your Tiny Hand is Frozen (Puccini)

Cleopatra (Damare)

None Shall Sleep (Puccini)

Victorian Virtuosi - Eight Classic Solos with Orchestral Accompaniment

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