michael pagán

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Sax 4tet Sheet Music CoverSelected Compositions and Arrangements

Michael Pagán's 12 Preludes & Fugues For Sax Quartet
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Downloadable PDF Jazz Compositions  
  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
Recent Works  

Twelve Preludes & Fugues

Saxophone Quartet
  Burn It Forward Jazz Ensemble *5/4/4/4
  Erie Ballad Jazz Ensemble 5/5/4/4
  Intro, Theme and Swing  Jazz Ensemble 5/4/4/4 
Charts for Jazz Ensemble  
  Canción 5/4/4/4 Latin; piano solo
  Crazy Man's Game listen listen 5/4/4/4 swing, 12-tone 

Essential Trivia 

5/5/4/4 medium-up swing
  Julie's Jump 5/5/4/4 swing, difficult 
  Lyric Interlude listen listen /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

Song Is You, The (Kern)

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.
Charts for Jazz Combo  
  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
Works for Vibraphone and Piano
Available from Dutch Music Partners (www.dutchmusicpartners.com)

Adagio (Bach BWV 916)

  Binary Tune 2007  
  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)

Vocal Jazz Arrangements
  Angel Eyes (Denis/Adair) SATB, rhythm 
  Astrud (Basia Trzetrzelewska) SATB, rhythm & optional bari sax
  Easy to Love (Cole Porter) SATB, rhythm 
  On A Clear Day (Lerner/Lane) SATB, rhythm 
  Ornithardy (Clare Fischer) SSATB, rhythm
  Promise to a Child, A (Pagán) SATB, rhythm 
  Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman/Webb) SATB, rhythm 
  There Will Never Be Another You (Warren/Gordon) SAATBB w/ rhythm 
  Time for Love, A (Mandel/Mercer) SSATB a cappella 
  We'll Be Together Again (Fischer/Laine) SSATB a cappella 
Choral Works  
  Lamb of God SATB a cappella
  Let Everything with Breath Praise the Lord  SATB, piano
Keyboard Works  
  Fugue on a Theme by Enrique Granados 2008 Organ
  Untitled Piece (1989) Piano
  Little Dittie Piano
  Nocturne in C sharp Piano
  March Piano
  Nocturne Piano
  Movement Blue Piano  four-hands
Chamber Works  
  Variations  2006 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 for (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)  
Earlier Works  
  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