Kevin Kaska

AVAILABLE WORKS


 Kevin Kaska’s orchestral compositions and arrangements are available for rental.

 Chamber music, concert band, and big band music is for sale.


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ORCHESTRAL WORKS


Ballade for Piano and Chamber Orchestra 6’00
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Capriccio For Piano and Orchestra 4’00
Energetic piece – great showcase for a pianist.
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Concertino For Piano and Orchestra 9’00
Energetic piece that features monstrous technique for pianists.
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Excursions 4’00
Fancy free lyrical piece.
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Fantasia For Violin and Orchestra On Themes By Ralph Vaughan Williams 8’00
Gorgeous work in a “RVW” style – violin feature.
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FX (Cinematic Episode for Orchestra) 17’00 
A tone poem tributing the sound of yesteryear’s film scores.
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Harp Concerto 26’00 Published by Vanderbilt Music
Commissioned by Boston Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Ann Hobson Pilot.
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Lake Isle of Innisfree 14’00  
A tone poem based on the W. B. Yeats poem by the same name - tranquil and serene. 
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Nordic Overture 4’30
Fun opener and homage to the “Norse” sound.
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Ocean of Forms 8’00
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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Sinfonia and Waltz 6’30
Beethoven-esque work; full of life, and “hummable” melody.
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Toccata No. 1 For Organ and Orchestra 3’30
Exciting work and quite a showcase for the organist!
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Toccata No. 2 For Organ and Orchestra 4’00
Another exciting toccata and showcase for the organist!
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Triple Concerto 35’00
Commissioned by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra for the Eroica Trio.
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ORCHESTRAL WORKS WITH CHOIR OR VOICE 


A Long Way 14’00
Three Songs For Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra; text by Cliff Schorer.
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Battle For Atlantis 12’00
A hugely energetic "battle" type work scored full large orchestra and mixed choir. 
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Gloria In Excelsis Deo 6’30
An exciting way to start a concert! Very popular rental!
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Mount Vesuvius 14’00
A tone poem depicting the explosion of the volcano from 79 AD scored full large orchestra, mixed choir, and organ. 
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O Shenandoah 4'00
A very moving pretty ballad scored nicely for orchestra and choir.
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Scherzo à la Russe 5’00
Almost comical rousing work – cinematic in feeling.
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See It Through 5’00 
Inspirational work for choir and orchestra along the lines of Amazing Grace. Lyrics by Edgar Guest.
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ORCHESTRAL POPS COMPOSITIONS


American Rhapsody No. 1 8’00 
Americana with a big ending, opens up featuring the trumpet.
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American Rhapsody No. 2 5’00 
Majestic and serious, with some dissonance, nicely features woodwinds.
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American Rhapsody No. 3 6’00
Big opening and ending (classic Americana heroicism with trumpet solo).
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Ballade For Horn and Orchestra 6’00 
Nice pretty ballad that beautifully features horn (original was with euphonium).
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BSO 2000 Fanfare 3’20 
Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Fundraising Committee. Very energetic!
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Christopher Columbus Suite 3’00 or 12’00
A fun musical journey traversing Columbus’ voyage.
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Consider My Cat Jeoffry Suite 3’00 or 12’00
A musical suite for children based on the famous poem Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart.
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Emerald Jubilee 8’00 
An Americana journey. Complete with an exciting opening fanfare, trumpet solo, and fireworks at the end.
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Festive Overture 5’00 
Great opener with a catchy melody!
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Francisco de Goya Overture 4’00 
Exciting Spanish overture with castanets, heroic brass, and lyrical strings.
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Fraternal Journey 4’00 
Commissioned by the Scottish Rite Freemasons 33 degrees. A lyrical, light Americana work.
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Golden Falcon Prelude 4’00 
Based on an Egyptian folk tale; an exotic, majestic, expansive piece.
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Halls of Freedom 3’30 
Big exciting march with a brassy fanfare intro.
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Hymn of the Patriot 8’00 
Lyrical ballad, prominent horn solo.
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Inferno for Orchestra 4’00
A piano solo starts off this “firey” piece, it keeps building to a chaotic exciting finish.
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Lion and the Hare Suite 3’00 or 12’00
A musical suite for children based on the Indian folk tale written by Bidpai.
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Majestic Journey 3’30
Big brassy opening with a catchy tune that features horns (original was with euphonium).
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Mother Hubbard Suite 1’00 or 10’00
A musical suite for children based on the famous nursery rhyme.
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Ode To John Barry 4’00
A cinematic tone poem with great expansiveness.
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Purple Nursery Suite 5’00 or 12’00
A scary musical suite based on a “Ghost Party Immersive Reading” by William Peirson.
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Sahara Overture 5’00
Middle Eastern sounding rousing overture.
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The Wizard of Menlo Park 21’00 
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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ORCHESTRAL POPS ARRANGEMENTS


Claire de Lune 5’00
Debussy's masterpiece lushly arranged for orchestra.
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Deep River 6’30
Lush arrangement of the American folk song for trumpet.
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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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I’m Glad There Is You 4’00 
Jazz trumpet and piano feature, semi Latin feel.
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Nessun Dorma 3'30 
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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Solitude  3'30
Duke Ellington’s beautiful ballad arranged to feature either trumpet on the melody or a soprano.
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What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? 3’00 
Vocal or instrumental ballad of the Michel Legrand song for orchestra.
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When Bossa Was King 13’00 
Commissioned by the Boston Pops Orchestra, this is a medley of favorites by famous Bossa-Nova Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.
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 FILM MUSIC


Bearing Witness Suite 8’00 
Holocaust film score; haunting music for solo cello and orchestra.
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Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 72’00
Kaska’s new film score to the famous 1920 silent horror film. Can be performed live to the newly restored film. Classic sounding film score of “yesteryear”.
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Jump Main Title 4’00
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Victory from War of the Vendée 3’30
Big closer for a concert!
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End Credits from War of the Vendée 6’00
Large suite of themes from the movie.
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VIDEO GAME MUSIC 


Diviner Battle Music from Lair
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The Journey (Theme From the Video Game Lair) 7’30
A work by John Debney and Kevin Kaska – a powerful piece and collaboration used in the video game ‘Lair’.
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CHRISTMAS POPS COMPOSITIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS


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