Kevin Kaska's orchestral compositions and arrangements are available for rental. All other music is for sale. You can download the first page of each work (in pdf format) by clicking on the appropriate link.

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Orchestral Concert Works

A Long Way 14’00 score sample audio sample
Three Songs For Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra; text by Cliff Schorer.
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Battle For Atlantis 12’00 score sample audio sample
A hugely energetic "battle" type work scored full large orchestra and mixed choir.
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Lake Isle of Innisfree 14’00 score sample audio sample
A tone poem based on the W. B. Yeats poem by the same name - tranquil and serene.
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Mount Vesuvius 14’00 score sample audio sample
A tone poem depicting the explosion of the volcano from 79 AD scored full large orchestra, mixed choir, and organ.
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Ocean of Forms 8’00 score sample audio sample
A tone poem based on the Rabindranath Tagore poem by the same name - a flowing ocean. A horn solo comes in at the end (the work was written for David McClenaghan, the principal horn of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra).
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Peacefield 9'00 score sample audio sample
Tone poem for full string choir. Big, lush opening segues to a hymnal section, and then takes off in a fast rhythmic section.
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Romanza For Piano and Strings 7’00 score sample audio sample
Hauntingly beautiful ballad for piano and strings, nicely features light, lyrical piano playing.
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Scherzo For Strings 3'00 score sample audio sample
Fast work for all pizzicato strings! Bouncy and fun, this jumps around where you least expect.
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Song Without Words 6'30 score sample audio sample
A slow vocalise for soprano and strings. Very lyrical and haunting.
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Harp Concerto 26’00 score sample, harp part, audio sample of mov. 1
Commissioned by Boston Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Ann Hobson Pilot
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Triple Concerto 35’00 score sample audio sample of mov. 1
Commissioned by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra for the Eroica Trio
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Chamber Works

Bachianas Gigue For Six Instruments 9’00 score sample audio sample
A work in the style of Bach that features the violin

Ballade For Violin and Harp
6’00 score sample audio sample
Romantic slow work with a haunting violin melody.

Berceuse for Cello and Piano 6’30 score sample audio sample
Cello plays a romantic lullaby in 12/8. Beautiful "blurry" piano accompaniment.

Capriccio for Flute and Seven Instruments 8’00 score sample audio sample
Fast and bright work to feature a versatile flautist.

Fantasy For Piano and Chamber Orchestra 13’00 score sample audio sample
A wonderful 12/8 piece that elegantly displays virtuosic piano writing.
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Invocatio 4’00 score sample audio sample
A work for 4 harps commissioned by the World Harp Congress for the Guiness Book of World records concert!

Piano Sextet No. 1 12’00 score sample audio sample
A quasi "French" piano concertino for piano and string quintet.

Piano Trio No. 1 14’00 score sample audio sample
Vitruosic piano trio with Spanish first movement, Russian second movement, and joyous third movement!

Romanza For Piano Quartet 8’00 score sample audio sample
A work for violin, viola, cello, and piano in 6/8.

Sarabande A La Russe for Viola and Cello 4’00 score sample audio sample
"Russian" sarabande will leave you humming the tune!

Serenade For Oboe and Seven Instruments 8’00 score sample audio sample
Beautiful serenade that has a wonderful journey


String Quintet No. 1 14’00 score sample audio sample
Modern work for string quintet in three movements.

Vacances Parisiennes 8’00 score sample audio sample
Lyrical solo harp piece.




Orchestral Pops Compositions

American Rhapsody No. 1 8’00 score sample audio sample
Americana with a big ending, opens up featuring the trumpet.
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American Rhapsody No. 2 5’00 score sample audio sample
Majestic and serious, with some dissonance, nicely features woodwinds.
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Ballade For Horn and Orchestra 6’00 score sample audio sample
Nice pretty ballad that beautifully features horn (original was with euphonium).
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Bearing Witness Suite 8’00 score sample audio sample
Holocaust film score; haunting music for solo cello and orchestra.
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British Landscapes 4’00
A cinematic tone poem with great expansiveness.
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BSO 2000 Fanfare 3’20 score sample audio sample
Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Fundraising Committee. Very energetic!
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Emerald Jubilee 8’00 score sample audio sample
An Americana journey. Complete with an exciting opening fanfare, trumpet solo, and fireworks at the end.
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Festive Overture 5’00 score sample audio sample
Great opener with a catchy melody!
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Francisco de Goya Overture 4’00 score sample audio sample
Exciting Spanish overture with castanets, heroic brass, and lyrical strings.
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Fraternal Journey 4’00 score sample audio sample
Commissioned by the Scottish Rite Freemasons 33 degrees. A lyrical, light Americana work.
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FX (Cinematic Episode for Orchestra) 17’00 score sample audio sample
A tone poem tributing the sound of yesteryear’s film scores.
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Golden Falcon Prelude 4’00 score sample audio sample
Based on an Egyptian folk tale; an exotic, majestic, expansive piece.
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Halls of Freedom 3’30 score sample audio sample
Big exciting march with a brassy fanfare intro.
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Hymn of the Patriot 8’00 score sample audio sample
Lyrical ballad, prominent horn solo.
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Knights of the Red Branch 15’00 score sample audio sample of mov. 1
Exciting work for three harps and chamber orchestra. Was commissioned by the American Harp Society for their anual convention held in Philadelphia.
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Majestic Journey 3’30 score sample audio sample
Big brassy opening with a catchy tune that features horns (original was with euphonium).
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Prelude for Piano and Chamber Orchestra 9’00 score sample audio sample
Energetic piece that features monstrous technique for pianists.
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See It Through 5’00
score sample audio sample
Inspirational work for choir and orchestra along the lines of Amazing Grace. Lyrics by Edgar Guest.
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The Wizard of Menlo Park 21’00 score sample audio sample
Commissioned by the Boston Pops Orchestra. This piece traverses the life of Thomas Edison, for narrator and orchestra. Gershwin-esque piano solo in the middle.
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Christmas Pops Compositions and Arrangements

Twas the Night Before Christmas 4’00 score sample audio sample
Narrator recites the famous Clement C. Moore poem with orchestral underscore.
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It’s Almost Time For Christmas 4’00 score sample
For choir and orchestra, a festive song, lyrics by Cliff Schorer.
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Joy To the World 3’00 score sample
For choir, organ (opt.), and orchestra. This is a really big majestic fast opener!
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White Christmas 4’00 score sample
Arrangement for violin and orchestra. Based on the Jascha Heifetz arrangement.
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Orchestral Pops Arrangements

Antonio Carlos Jobim Medley 13’00 score sample audio sample
Commissioned by the Boston Pops Orchestra, this is a medley of favorites by famous Bossa-Nova Brazilian composer Jobim.
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Claire de Lune 5’00 score sample audio sample
Debussy's masterpiece lushly arranged for orchestra.
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Don’t Cry For Me Argentina 6'00
Similar to the original from Lloyd Webber’s Evita.
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High Flying, Adored 4'00
Similar to the original from Lloyd Webber’s Evita.
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I’m Glad There Is You 4’00 score sample audio sample
Jazz trumpet and piano feature, semi Latin feel.
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Nessun Dorma 3'30 score sample
Puccini’s masterpiece from Act III from Turandot. Just like the original but with a big ending.
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O Shenandoah 4'00
A very moving pretty ballad scored nicely for orchestra and choir.
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Singin' In the Rain 4'00
A Big Band version of the famous Gene Kelly song.
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What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? 3’00 score sample
Vocal or instrumental ballad of the Michel Legrand song for orchestra.
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Brass and Percussion Compositions
Most Works Recorded by the Old South Brass, Organ, and Timpani ensemble of Boston

BSO 2000 Fanfare 3’20 score sample audio sample
Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Fundraising Committee. Very energetic!
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Ceremonial March 6’00 score sample audio sample
Graduation piece commissioned by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a semi Pomp and Circumstance type of piece.
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Fanfare for the New Millennium 3’00 score sample audio sample
Trumpet extravaganza full of bright melodies and orchestration.
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Halls of Freedom 3’30 score sample audio sample
Big exciting march with a brassy fanfare type intro, very Colonial.
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Heroic Entry 3’00 score sample audio sample
A veritable journey out to sea; fast and energetic.
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Hymn of Praise 4’00 score sample audio sample
Perfect for church ceremonies; organ feature with brass and light percussion.
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Metropolitan March 4’00 score sample audio sample
Sousa type piece. Move over Stars and Stripes!
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Racine Fanfare No. 1 1’42 score sample audio sample
Commissioned by the Racine Symphony Orchestra. Majestic and rousing opener.
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Racine Fanfare No. 2 1’18 score sample audio sample
Commissioned by the Racine Symphony Orchestra. Fast and lively.
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Racine Fanfare No. 3 1’26 score sample audio sample
Commissioned by the Racine Symphony Orchestra. Slower and more noble.
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Brass and Percussion Arrangements

Star Spangled Banner 1’30 score sample audio sample
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Auld Lang Syne 1’30 score sample audio sample
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Concert Band Compositions

Fraternal Journey 4’00 score sample audio sample (orchestra version)
Commissioned by the Scottish Rite Freemasons 33 degrees. A lyrical, light Americana work.

Euphonium Concertino 13’00 score sample audio sample
Commissioned by Adam Frey and the Euphonium Consortium. This concertino has three sections (fast-slow-fast) but all in one movement.

Harp Concertino 13’00 score sample audio sample
Commissioned by harpists Patricia Wooster and Michelle Gott. This concertino has three sections (fast-slow-fast) but all in one movement. The exciting opening has many arpeggios and segues to a slow lyrical section and evetually recapitulates like the opening fast section.