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“Peter's music exhibits prodigious gifts of creativity, drama, and a flair for orchestration.  His music has thrilled our audiences with its freshness and emotional power.”

— Dr. Christian Tiemeyer, former Music Director of Orchestra Iowa

“ 'Remembrances' by Peter Bloesch is a favorite piece for my husband and me.

There's something about the lush, full-string orchestration, enhanced by piano and harp, that makes it evoke deep feelings in the listener.”

— Clarisse Atcherson, Suzuki instructor and violinist with the Oregon Symphony

“I find Peter's chamber music totally engaging.

His in-depth knowledge of the classical style of composition and his background as a Hollywood film score composer combine to give his music a freshness and energy that is intellectually satisfying and viscerally stimulating.”

— John Dowdall, Guitarist and Former Artistic Director of Red Cedar Chamber Music

Instrumental Music

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Orchestral Program Music 

Description:  Over the years, I've written a great deal of what I call “Orchestral Program Music.” With my background in film scoring, I decided it would be fun to create concert pieces for full orchestra which have a cinematic feel to them.

These pieces each have a different theme (like “Americana music” or “Children's Adventure music”) — they sound just like film music but are intended for the concert hall.

Even though these pieces are not currently available for performance, I'm sharing them here to show my skills in writing for the full orchestra.

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♦  Hear samples of my “real” film music here.

Various full-orchestra pieces are currently in progress, including a Clarinet Concerto, and a Suite for Orchestra.


Scoring:  Large string ensemble (with divisi), harp, piano   —   Duration:  ca. 8:00
Description:  A lush and nostalgic arrangement of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and Dvořák's “Songs My Mother Taught Me”

Prelude and Fugue for Two Cellos and String Orchestra
Currently in progress
Scoring:  2 cello soloists, string orchestra, harp   —   Duration:  ca. 7:00

A Christmas Interlude for Strings 
Scoring:  String ensemble (any size, with at least 3,3,2,2,1)   —   Duration:  ca. 5:00
Description:  An arrangement of “In the Bleak Midwinter” and “Quem Pastores”  —
NOTE: ”In the Bleak Midwinter” can be performed separately.

Nyland”  (Finnish Folk Tune)
Scoring:  String ensemble (any size, with at least 3,3,2,1,1)   —   Duration:  ca. 4:00
Description:  A tender and expressive arrangement of the Finnish folktune Nyland,” which is also the melody for the hymn In Heavenly Love Abiding”


A Holiday Suite for Flute, Viola, and Guitar 
Scoring:  Flute, Viola, Guitar   —   Duration:  ca. 12:00
Description:  A set of five stand-alone arrangements, with plenty of variety and drama

Violin Sonatina 
Scoring:  Violin and Piano   —   Duration:  ca. 8:00
Description:  A short, somewhat modern-sounding work for violin and piano, in three movements

Fugue on a Theme by Dvořák 
Scoring:  Flute, Viola, Guitar   —   Duration:  ca. 2:30
Description:  Part of a group-commissioning project for Red Cedar Chamber Music, this piece is a fugal variation on a famous theme by Dvořák.