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The works listed below represent a large portion of the composer's catalogue.  Pieces are broken into categories of instrumental music (subdivided into solo/small ensemble and large ensemble works), music with voice (subdivided into chamber works and works for chorus/large ensemble) and music in the electronic medium (subdivided into fixed media pieces and pieces with performers.)  Pieces for performer and electronic media are listed in both the instrumental and electronic categories.  Several of the pieces have a recording that can be heard by clicking the link to the right of the piece's listing.  

If you are interested in obtaining a score or recording for any piece, please contact me at justin@jdcas.com.

Click here for pieces published by and available for purchase through World Projects, Inc.



Large Ensemble (Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and Choir):

Somewhere Between: Variations on a Theme by Lowell Mason  ~ for big band, string orchestra and jazz choir; 2019, circa 20’00” ~ Commisioned by the Medfield Music Association via a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Click for news about the piece.

Remembering the Many: a reflection on the atrocities of mass gun violence in our American public schools ~ for wind ensemble; 2018, circa 9’30 ~ commissioned via World Projects, Inc.  Click for performance by George Mason UniversityClick to purchase score and parts.

Stand, March, RISE!! ~ for full orchestra (winds in 3's); 2017, circa 5’00” ~  commissioned via World Projects, Inc. Click for adudio sample and to purchase score and parts.   

Sitting in the House of a Giant: in memoriam G.S. ~ for wind ensemble; 2016, circa 5’30” ~  commissioned via World Projects, Inc. Click to purchase score and parts.    

Not but a seed ~ for SATB a capella choir; 2015, circa 5’00” ~ commissioned via World Projects, Inc. Text by composer.  Click to purchase score from World Projects, Inc.        

Three Baystate Water Viewsthe Cape Cod Bay at Provincetown, the Stockbridge Bowl at Tappan House, the Charles River at MIT for string orchestra; 2014, circa 12’ ~ commissioned via World Projects, Inc. Click for audio sample and to purchase score and parts.                                                                         

…and as these wings expand… for chamber orchestra; 2012, circa 9’30” ~ commissioned by the Rivers School Conservatory Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young.

A Single Decade Rosary: Pater Nostre, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri. ~ for three female soloists (SMA), five-voice female choir (SSMAA), children's choir and live signal processing; 2010, circa 8'30”. 

Contemplation No. 2for full orchestra (winds in 3's); 2008, circa 5'.

New England Overture  ~ for mixed ensemble (fifteen players); 2008, circa 7’. 

A Light Exists in Springfor SATB choir; 2007, circa 4'30”. Text by Emily Dickinson (public domain). 

PursuanceRoots, Progression, Suspension, Resolution ~ for string orchestra; 2002, circa 20'.                                                                                                               

Vladic Impressions ~ for mixed wind ensemble 2002, circa 15’.


Solo and Small Ensemble:      

A Portrait in Pertinacious  ~ for nine double basses; 2018, circa 8’30”. 

Cambridge à Go-go ~ for Pierrot ensemble with percussion (marimba and glockenspiel); 2017, circa 13’30".                                                                                                      

4X4  ~ for percussion quartet (four tom–toms); 2015, circa 9’. 

Prelude, Canon and Fugue  ~ for string quartet; 2014, circa 12’. 

twelve/fourteen/twenty-twelvefor SSAA quartet; 2013, circa 9’. Text by composer.

Five Action Verbs: Flip, Walk, Sing, Hop, Thrash ~ for solo tuba; 2013, circa 10’. 

…and so the I threw the stone.for trumpet and live electronics; 2012, circa 10'. 

A Place I’ve Never Been  ~ for flute, violin and harp; 2012, circa 9’. 

Sweet Suite: All Amanda, Pass a Call to Lea, Sarah's Band, Can Anne?, Gigi ~ for flute and oboe; 2012, circa 7’ – commissioned for the River School Conservatory's 34th Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young

/peel/ ~ for brass quintet; 2011, circa  8’. 

Gemini Structures ~ for four-player percussion ensemble; 2011, circa 9'.

Standing in Seven Corners ~ for wind quintet; 2011, circa 14’. 

Pas de Trois for flute, bass trombone and percussion (vibraphone and three toms); 2010, circa 9'30 

Poems Done on a Late Night CarChickens, Used Up, Home ~ for soprano and piano; 2009, circa 9’. Text by Carl Sandburg (public domain)

Tangled  ~ for solo piano and live signal processing; 2009, circa 10'30".      

3 Scenarios: Vehicular Juxtaposition, Pachadermus Fuguealis, Knee Deepfor brass quintet, circa 8'.  2008                                                                                                          

Five Views from an Island  ~  for viola and piano; 2008, circa 11'.     

Americana No. 2 ~ fixed media; 2007, circa 4'30".  

Bacchus ~ for violin and fixed electronic media; 2004, circa 9'.

Contemplation No. 1for cello and piano; 2003, circa 6'. 

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano: Allegro con fuoco, Adagio appassionata, Adante cantabile2002, 15’. 

The Broken Bellfor soprano and string quartet2002, circa 3’. Text by Boudelaire (public domain).  

Americana No. 1 ~ fixed media 2002, 6'15".                                                                                                                                                             

Postpartum: Conception, Contradiction, Conjunctionfor flute, clarinet, horn, violin, cello and piano; 2002, circa 12’. 

The Junk Manfor baritone and piano; 2002, circa 3Text by Carl Sandburg (public domain). 

Songs by a Drunk ~ ten short songs for mezzo-soprano and piano trio; 2001, circa 10’. Text by composer.

Ghost Housefor mezzo-soprano and piano2001, circa 3'. Text by Robert Frost (public domain).                                                      

String Quartet No. 12001, circa 7’.

Parallel Opposites ~ for electric violin, amplified piano and trap kit; 2000, circa 7’. 


© Justin Casinghino 2013