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“Peter’s holiday pops music is breathtakingly beautiful.  The magic and spirit of the season resounds from every skillfully crafted measure.”

— Robert Lindsey Nassif,
Award-winning Broadway composer

 

“Peter brings a fresh perspective to holiday music.  His music far exceeds the usual holiday fare.”

— Timothy Hankewich,
Conductor and Music Director
of Orchestra Iowa

 

“In 'A Festive Holiday,' Peter's orchestrations are full of color, sparkle, and sweep — fun for the orchestra and a delight for the audience.”

— David Michael Wolff,
Principal Conductor of the
Carolina Philharmonic

 

“Peter's arrangement of 'Ding Dong! Merrily on High' is fun and imaginative.  We had great fun performing it!”

— Gregory Vajda,
former Resident Conductor
of the Oregon Symphony


“Peter's ‘I Saw Three Ships Come Fiddling In’ is a great Christmas carol that has been transformed into a great Irish jig — a rip-roaring time, and a true showpiece for any holiday concert!”

— Scott Terrell,
Music Director and Conductor
of the Lexington Philharmonic

 

“I hope that orchestras and choruses around the country will take note of your holiday pops arrangements, because they’re terrific!”

— Joe Harnell, Grammy Award-winning arranger and Film composer



My arrangement of “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” is fresh and lively, and like none you've ever heard.

Be sure to hear this crowd-pleaser on the “Listen and Watch” page!

~  N e w s   &   H i g h l i g h t s  ~

Choral Music

EXPLORE MY CHORAL MUSIC

You can discover my choral music by visiting my choral catalog, my Listen & Watch page, and my YouTube channel (where I present my choral works as engaging music videos).

With so much variety in my choral repertoire (such as voicing, accompaniment, occasion, and difficulty levels), you're sure to find something that is just right for your choir!

ALL-STATE FESTIVALS

A number of my choral works would be perfect for your next All-State Festival!  These pieces are fun to sing and have been audience favorites:  “Old Joe Clark,”  “Simple Gifts,”  “Loch Lomond,” “She's Like the Swallow,” “Sleep,” and “Have You Forgotten?

Explore my High School music.

Holiday Pops

NEW ORCHESTRAL PIECE

An exciting new piece, ”A Festive Holiday,” is now available. It's been performed to great audience acclaim, and would make a dramatic opening or closing for your next holiday concert!

”Ding Dong! Merrily on High” and ”Go, Tell It on the Mountain!” have been crowd-pleasers on a number of holiday programs across the country.

Many orchestras have programmed my holiday arrangements, including the Oregon Symphony, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony, Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the Lexington Philharmonic — who performed my rousing “I Saw Three Ships Come Fiddling In” complete with Irish dancers!

Film Music

AWARD-WINNING FILM AIRED NATIONWIDE ON PBS

An award-winning documentary film which I wrote the music for has aired multiple times on PBS for a number of years.

“A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story is the moving account of a mentally challenged man who became a national hero for the disability community.  Click here to explore the music I wrote for this poignant film.

SONG TO BE FEATURED IN MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

I was asked to write the featured song for a new romantic comedy called “Smitten!” which stars Darren Criss (of “Glee”).  This movie was created by Barry Morrow, who won the screenwriting Oscar for “Rain Man” in 1988.  “Smitten!” is scheduled to be released in the near future.