— Jan Boland,
Concert flutist and Co-Founder
of Red Cedar Chamber Music
— Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck,
Director of Choral Activities at
the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
— Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff,
critically acclaimed choral conductor
and former Professor of Choral Music
at the University of Alberta
— Dr. Buddy Baker,
Legendary Director of Music
at Walt Disney for 28 years
— Robert Lindsey-Nassif,
Award-winning Broadway composer
I have just finished a piece entitled “Sketches of Scotland for Oboe and Piano.” This evocative programmatic piece will be premiered by oboist Dr. Courtney Miller and pianist Minji Kwon in the near future. More details will follow soon.
I'm excited to announce a new Christmas Suite for Flute, Viola, and Guitar! This charming set of 6 carol arrangements has been published by ALRY Publications, and is now available for purchase.
You can read more about this suite and hear sound clips here.
As flutist Jan Boland says: “Peter Bloesch's 'Christmas Suite' is real crowd-pleaser! Peter has woven several beautiful holiday melodies into a charming Suite that entertains even the most sophisticated listener with its nod to classical forms.”
I invite you to consider my latest holiday pops piece, “A Festive Holiday.” It's an exciting orchestral piece, and has been performed to great audience acclaim across the country. It 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 performed by the Oregon Symphony, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, and many others. “I Saw Three Ships Come Fiddling In” is perfect for groups wishing to feature their violin section — Lexington Symphony even performed it with Irish dancers!
I was fortunate to be a protégé of many great legends in the field of pops arranging, including Angela Morley, Joe Harnell, and Irwin Kostal. They instilled within me a deep passion for writing fresh, vibrant, and crowd-pleasing holiday music.
An award-winning documentary film which I wrote the music for has aired multiple times on PBS:
“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 my music.
I was honored to have my holiday piece “Behold a Simple, Tender Babe” premiered by the world-renowned ensemble Chanticleer. It would make a lovely addition to your holiday choral concert!
Please explore my many choral works, which feature a great variety of styles, occasions, and difficulty levels.