• Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet Suite has been brilliantly arranged for Bass Trombone and Piano by Charlie Vernon, Bass Trombonist of the Chicago Symphony and edited by Erik Saras.
• This virtuoso work of 29 minutes in length scores the composer’s soaring melodies and dramatic harmonies to perfection for the Bass Trombone and accompaniment.
• Romeo and Juliet Suite for Bass Trombone & Piano will become a fixture in the repertoire of the instrument.
• Cherry Classics is proud to have obtained the license for distribution from G. Schirmer and the Prokofiev family.
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greatest gift is his ability to link
beautiful soaring melodies in a
the Russian Revolution he
traveled the world: the USA,
Paris and Switzerland, the
Bavarian Alps, finally returning
to the Soviet Union in 1935.
Along with several others,
Prokofiev's music was placed
under severe scrutiny and had
to be approved by a committee
from the "Composers' Union".
After WW II, the restrictions on
style were slackened and he
could compose in his own way.
Prokofiev ironically died on
the same day that Stalin's
death was announced.
A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Charlie attended Brevard College and Georgia State University, where he studied with
Bill Hill as well as Gail Wilson, professor of trombone at Arizona State University. His mentor/teachers were Arnold Jacobs
and Edward Kleinhammer, respectively former tuba and bass trombone of the Chicago Symphony.
Charlie Vernon makes many solo and teaching appearances throughout the world and has served on the faculties of
Catholic University, Brevard Music Center, Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University, the Curtis Institute,
and Northwestern University. Currently, he is Professor of Trombone at DePaul University in Chicago.