Award Winning Composer:

I have written many pieces for marimba solo for four and six mallets. I also have made duoes for vibraphone and marimba.

For larger scale orchestras, I have written for Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensembles and Chamber Orchestras.

I also write for steelpan.

I accept commission of works.

Music video on my YouTube Channel

In 2022 I received a prize for my Concerto for Timpani & Orchestra “Knight of the Holy Kettles” from the International Composition Competition in Italy.

Concerto for marimba & orchestra,  the new prize winning composition at “Universal marimba Competition Belgium 2021”

Instrumerntation:

Marimba (5 octaves – played with 4 mallets)

Flute1-2

Obo 1-2

Clarinet in Bb 1-2

Basson 1-2

French Horn in F 1-2-3-4

Trumpet in Bb 1-2-3

Trombone 1-2

Tuba

Strings

Timpani

Percussion 1: Snare Drum

Percussion 2: Bass Drum, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Cowbell & Bongoes

Percussion 3: Cymbal, Xylophone, Triangel, Wood Blocks, Opera Gong & Low Tom

My compositions is available from www.shop.kaistensgaard.com

List of compositions:

Concerto for marimba & aluphone with Orchestra (one soloist)

Hexaclavi, 2 six mallet marimba players and 10 piece percussion ensemble. Dedicated to Pei-Ching Wu and JU Percussion Group.

Spanish Dance for guitar

Zócalo Mexico, marimba & Symphony Orcehstra

Zócalo Mexico, marimba & Brass Band

Zócalo Mexico, marimba & Concert Band

Hexagram, marimba and Concert Band

Hexagram, marimba and Brass Band

Twin Piece, marimba and aluphone solo, (one player)

Hexagram, marimba solo, (6 mallets)

”Concierto Mexicano”. Concert for marimba & Symphony Orch

Octagram, marimba & big band

Pieces of Wood, sax & marimba duo

Triglyf I, marimba solo

Triglyf II, marimba & cajon

Libertango by Piazolla, arr: vibraphone & marimba

Zita, marimba solo, (6 mallets)

Asturias Leyenda by Albeniz, arr: for marimba

Flight 206 to Paris for percussion ensemble in Puerto Rico

Cumbia, marimba solo (6 mallets)

Kais Mambo, marimba solo

Lluvia en la Selva, voice and marimba

Salsa Mexicana, marimba solo (6 mallets)

Spanish Dance, marimba solo

Manzanilla, marimba solo (6 mallets)

Lain Nebaj, marimba solo (6 mallets)

Recuerdos de Mexico, marimba & marimba quintet

Frutta Fresca, vibrafon & marimba duo

Rain Forest, sax & marimba duo

El Zocalo for marimba quartet

Fiesta en la Selva for steelband