michael pagán

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Michael Pagán's 12 Preludes & Fugues For Sax Quartet
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  Burn it Forward Fast bebop
  Is Waiting For You - listen listen 3/4 - 4/4 meter changes
  A Promise to a Child - listen listen 5/4 Third Stream
  Trio Etude - listen listen Post-bop
  To Billy Strayhorn "Ellinghorn" ballad


All SATB/rhythm (piano/bass/drums) unless otherwise indicated





Air from Orchestral Suite 3 (Bach)       

Angel Eyes (Denis/Adair)                    

Astrud (Trzetrzelewska)          

Billie's Bounce (Parker)                       

Bye Bye Blackbird (Henderson)          

Centerpiece (Edison/Hendricks)                                                                             

Close Enough For Love (Mandel)  SSATBB/rhythm                                              

Desifinado (Jobim/Lees) SSATB/rhythm/soloist

Easy to Love (Cole Porter)                   

Georgia On My Mind (Carmichael) SATB/soloist/rhythm

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Martin) SSAATTBB/rhythm 

How Insensitive (Jobim/Gimble) SSATB/rhythm/strings

Just Friends (Klenner/Lewis)                                                                              

Little Sunflower (Hubbard/Jarreau) SSATB/ rhythm

Look For the Silver Lining (Kern/DeSilva)

My Funny Valentine (Rodgers/Hart)             

On A Clear Day (Lerner/Lane)                          

One Day I’ll Fly Away (Sample/Jennings) SSAATTBB/rhythm                                                                   

Ornithardy (Fischer/Rich)  SSATB/rhythm

Promise to a Child, A (Pagán)                        

S’ Wonderful (Gershwin) SATB rhythm w/soloist                                                                                    

Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman/Webb)          

Take the "A" Train                                        

Tenor Madness (Rollins)

There Will Never Be Another You (Warren) SAATBB/ rhythm

Time for Love, A (Mandel/Mercer) SSATB a cappella

What Child Is This (Traditional) SATBB/rhythm in 5/4

We'll Be Together Again (Fischer) SSATB a cappella (dedicated to Phil Mattson)

  Canción 5/4/4/4 Latin; piano solo
  Crazy Man's Game listen listen 5/4/4/4 swing, 12-tone 

Deep In My Soul

Erie Ballad

Essential Trivia 

5/4/4/4 bossa alto featur

5/5/4/4 ballad

5/5/4/4 medium-up swing



If You Have To Ask (You'll Never Know)

Intro, theme and Swing

Julie's Jump

5/4/4/4 up swing

5/5/4/4 shuffle

5/4/4/4 swing, advanced

5/5/4/4 swing, advanced

  Lyric Interlude listen listen 5/5/5/4 bossa, flügel feature; a cappella brass
  More Than a Friend 5/4/4/4 contemporary ballad
  Never Let Me Go (Evans/Livingston) 5/4/4/4 ballad tenor feature

Over the Rainbow (Arlen)

5/5/4/4 medium, solos for trumpet/bone/drums

Pag's Groove

5/4/4/4 tribute to Bags’ Groove

Remembering The Rain

Song Is You, The (Kern)

5/4/5/4 ballad flugel feature

5/4/4/4 vocal feature


Superior Attitude

5/4/4/4 a cappella sections

Tacitus Plus listen listen

5/5/5/4 sax soli feature

Waltz for a Bad Hair Day

5/4/4/4 soprano/flügel feature

We’re Almost There listen listen

5/4/4/4 7/4 meter, optional 5th trpt. and 5th trbn.
  Just in Tune (Abercrombie) trumpet, guitar, rhythm
  Chimere (Pieranunzi) trumpet, guitar, rhythm
  Yesterdays (Kern)             trumpet, alto, tenor, trbn, rhythm
  To Billy Strayhorn trumpet, alto, tenor, trbn, rhythm
  Consolation (Kenny Wheeler) trumpet, tenor, trbn, rhythm
  Song for Kenny (Brookmeyer) trumpet, tenor, trbn, rhythm
  Show-Type Tune (Bill Evans) trumpet, tenor, trbn, rhythm
  Peace (Horace Silver) trumpet, tenor, trbn, rhythm
  Wait Till You See Her (Rodgers, Hart) alto, tenor, vibes, rhythm
  I Will Say Goodbye (M. LeGrand) alto, tenor, vibes, rhythm
  Eiderdown (Steve Swallow) 2006 trumpet, tenor, rhythm
  Where Do We Go From Here (Wheeler) trumpet, tenor, rhythm
  Ornithardy (Clare Fischer) trumpet, tenor, rhythm

Pavane (Maurice Ravel)

flügelhorn, vibes, rhythm
  Whisper Not (B. Golson) trumpet, flügelhorn, tenor, trbn,, rhythm
  A Child is Born (Thad Jones) flute, flügelhorn, rhythm
  Christmas Song , The (Mel Tormé) trumpet, tenor, rhythm
  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Martin) trumpet, tenor,  rhythm
  Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Cahn/Styne) trumpet, tenor, rhythm
  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/So What (Trad., Davis) trumpet, tenor, rhythm
  I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Gannon, Kent) vocalist, trumpet, tenor, rhythm
  Coventry Carol (Trad.) trumpet, flügelhorn, tenor, rhythm
  Swing Study No.1 five guitars, bass, drums
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Adagio (Bach BWV 916)

  Binary Tune  
  Dear Old Stockholm (Traditional)  
  Duo Etude  
  Hopeless Romantic listen listen  

Intermezzo Op. 119  no. 1 (Brahms)

  Pavane (Fauré)  
  Prelude, Op. 11 no. 4 (Scriabine)  

Superior Attitude


Theme and Variations (Pat Pace)

  Lamb of God SATB a cappella
  Let Everything with Breath Praise the Lord  SATB, optional piano acc.
KEYBOARD (Solo piano unless otherwise indicated)  
  Little Dittie  
  Nocturne in C sharp  
  On Current Lane  
  P'Gone But Not Fotgotten  
  Promise To a Child, A  



To Billy Strayhorn

To Byrnell

Fugue on a Theme by Enrique Granados

Movement Blue




4-hands (jazzy, no improv)




12 Preludes & Fugues


Saxophone Quartet

Tenor Saxophone and Piano

  Fanfare Double Wind Quintet
  Four Pieces  Brass Quintet
  Definitive Solutions Clarinet and Piano
  Angela Francine Guitar Trio
  Aria, Interlude, and Variation Brass Quartet
  Savannah Suite (in four movements) Two Cellos
  Impromptu, Chorale, and Fugue             Woodwind Quintet
  Three Songs About the Seasons Soprano and Chamber Ensemble
  Summer Spent Soprano and mixed Chamber Ensemble
  String Quartet (two movements)  
  Music for Double Bass and Piano (three movements)  
  Capriccio Concertante  Piano Sextet and Wind Ensemble
  Cuyahoga Rhapsody Orchestra
  voces cum metalla lignaque Two-channel Tape
  Theme Music: Chicago Amateur Showcase WLS-TV Channel 7, Chicago, IL