Peter Bloesch Listen



“Peter’s choral music is full of drama, originality, and emotional directness.

I’m most happy to recommend his choral pieces to choirs looking for fresh new music to sing.”

— Dr. Buddy Baker,
Legendary Director of Music
at Walt Disney for 28 years

 

“Peter has a very special gift for writing for the voice, and shows such great attention to the text. Our singers and audiences have thoroughly enjoyed his music!”

— Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff,
critically acclaimed choral conductor
and former Professor of Choral Music
at the University of Alberta




“Peter Bloesch’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


“Having conducted a number of Peter's choral works, I can attest to the fact that his choral writing is consistently outstanding and a delight to sing. Accessible and artistic, the music of Peter Bloesch deserves attention and frequent performance.”

— Dr. Randal A. McChesney,
Active choral clinician and adjudicator;
Past President, Chorister's Guild

 

“Peter Bloesch’s arrangement of 'Ding Dong! Merrily on High' is fun and imaginative. The Oregon Symphony musicians and I had great fun performing it!”

— Gregory Vajda,
Conductor of the Hungarian Radio Sym.
and 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 true showpiece for any holiday concert!”

— Scott Terrell,
Guest conductor in great demand,
recently with the Lexington Philharmonic


“The musical works of Peter Bloesch are fresh, imaginative, and just plain fun! Underlying this accessibility is a thorough understanding of compositional form and technique. That's what makes Peter's music so successful!”

— Jan Boland,
Concert flutist and Co-Founder
of Red Cedar Chamber Music

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Choral Music

A Chanticleer premiere

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.

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:

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.

Holiday Pops

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.

Attention, Flute & Guitar Duos!

Christmas Suite for Flute, Viola, & Guitar — new!

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. Please note that you can perform the entire suite of six carols as written, or you can select excerpts from the suite and fit them into your program as you like. (Two of the carols are scored for flute and guitar, without viola.)

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.