The Virginian featured some of the best composers in film and television. I cover them all in my book. Music has always been an integral part of Westerns both in television and film. The Virginian excelled in its choice of music with acclaimed composers such as Bernard Herrmann, David Shire and Leonard Rosenman composing scores for the show.
The partnership of Leo Shuken and Jack Heyes provided my favorite music in Season 5. Here are the opening title credits to Legacy of Hate (5:01) courtesy of YouTube.