Connections was named as one of the top 11 CDs of 2011 by Sarah Bryan Miller The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Classical Music Critic!



Connections latest cd from Gerry Pagano featuring the St. Louis Low Brass Collective, The Trombones of the St. Louis Symphony, pianist Peter Henderson, and never before recorded music for trombone quartet, brass quintet, low brass ensemble, and the 2010 bass trombone solo written for Gerry Pagano, Sonata Rhapsody "the Arch"!

The Connections CD is available for purchase from AAM Recordings.

Audio Clips from the Connections CD

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Sonata Rhapsody "the Arch" by James Stephenson  
Flourishes and Hymn by Robert A. Wykes  
Chorea Solis by Michael Touchi  
Trompe l'oeil by Robert Linn  
Three Prayers - Chant by Kim Portnoy  
Three Prayers - Lament and Invocation by Kim Portnoy  
Three Prayers - Niggun by Kim Portnoy  
Samskara by Gerry Pagano  

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Here's what St. Louis Post-Dispatch Music Critic Sarah Bryan Miller had to say about my CD:
"Gerry Pagano has played bass trombone in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra since 1995; he's an integral part of the orchestra's brass sound. In "Departure," he steps out with some transcriptions . mostly music originally composed for voice or cello . that surprise and delight with beautiful singing tone.

Highlights include four of Mahler's "Songs of a Wayfarer" (here confusingly called "Songs of a Journeyman") and the Vaughan Williams Concerto for Bass Tuba. He has a little help from his friends in the trombone section, and sterling accompaniment from pianist Peter Henderson. This set of departures is well worth hearing."

The Departure CD is available for purchase from AAM Recordings.

Audio Clips from the Departure CD

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Vivace by Johann Sebastian Bach  
My Sweethearts Wedding Day by Gustav Mahler  
This Morning when I went through the fields by Gustav Mahler  
I have a burning knife by Gustav Mahler  
The two blue eyes of my sweetheart by Gustav Mahler  
Piano Prelude #16 by Demitri Shostakovich  
Moderato for Cello by Dmitri Shostakovich  
Piano Prelude #6 by Demitri Shostakovich  
Andantino in C major by Jean Sibelius  
Andante Molto in F minor by Jean Sibelius  
Tempo di valse "Lulu Waltz" in F sharp minor by Jean Sibelius  
Dance of Wrath for Sevn Trumpets by Oliver Messiaen  
Locus Iste by Anton Bruckner from Motets  
Vexilla Regis by Anton Bruckner from Motets  
Christus Factus Est by Anton Bruckner from Motets  
Allegro Moderato by Ralph Vaughn Willams from Concerto for Tuba  
Romanza by Ralph Vaughn Willams from Concerto for Tuba  
Finale Rondoa alla Tedesca by Ralph Vaughn Willams Concerto for Tuba  

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4.1, the CD by The Trombones of The St. Louis Symphony has just been released, you can purchase it at any St. Louis Low Brass Collective Events or from www.cdbaby.com.

Audio Clips from the 4.1 CD

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Sonata No. 1 by Daniel Speer  
Sonata No. 2 by Daniel Speer  
Sonata 'con tre violini' by Giovanni Gabrieli  
Grave by Arcangelo Corelli  
Allegro by Arcangelo Corelli  
Adagio by Arcangelo Corelli  
Allegro by Arcangelo Corelli  
Salut, Dame Sainte by Francis Poulenc  
Tout puissant, très saint by Francis Poulenc  
Segneur, je vous en prie by Francis Poulenc  
O mes très chers frères by Francis Poulenc  
Felicity by Raymond Premru  
Episode by Raymond Premru  
Interludio by Frigyes Hidas  
Lento - Allegro - Lento by Anthony Plog  
Allegro by Anthony Plog  
Adagio - Allegro by Anthony Plog  
Allegro by Anthony Plog  
Lento - Allegro by Anthony Plog  
Allegro rimico by Eric Ewazen  
Adagio by Eric Ewazen  
Allegro giocoso by Eric Ewazen  
Allegro vivace by Eric Ewazen  

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