Holiday Pops Music ~
Chorus & Orchestra
“Fantasia on Two Christmas Carols”
(A medley for chorus and orchestra)
This was a medley written for a special one-time event, so the medley itself is no longer available for performance.
However, each of the two carols in the medley is now available as a stand-alone piece:
♦ I Saw Three Ships
♦ Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Joe Harnell, Hollywood composer and arranger:
“Peter, I'm eager to endorse how much I admire your pops music —
it's an absolute delight! I just love the imagination that you've put into these sparkling, charming pieces.
Your 'Fantasia on Two Christmas Carols' is brilliant — fast and fun throughout.
I hope that orchestras and choruses around the country will take note of your arrangements, because they're terrific!”
— Joe Harnell, Film Composer, and Grammy Award-winning arranger for many celebrated singers, including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Beverly Sills
Richard P. Hoffman, choral conductor:
“It was my happy privilege to work with Peter Bloesch on the première of his delightful work, 'Fantasia on Two Christmas Carols.' How refreshing and brilliant this piece turned out to be!
Not content merely to write splendid choral music, Bloesch showed a mastery at orchestration as well, and the combined effect was dazzling.
My choir was particularly impressed with Bloesch's choral writing and his thoughtful use of the voice.
This work, and the holiday pieces which have followed in subsequent years, are destined to be found in the repertoire of fine orchestras and choruses everywhere.”
— Richard P. Hoffman, former Professor of Music Education and Choral Music, Coe College
The Cedar Rapids Gazette:
“The Concert Chorale's performance of 'Fantasia on Two Christmas Carols' arranged by Peter Bloesch, was one of the highlights of the evening.”
— The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Excerpt from a review by George C. Ford, copyright by the Cedar Rapids Gazette, reprinted with permission