— Dr. Buddy Baker,
Legendary Director of Music
at Walt Disney for 28 years
— Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff,
critically acclaimed choral conductor
and former Professor of Choral Music
at the University of Alberta
— Robert Lindsey-Nassif,
Award-winning Broadway composer
— Dr. Randal A. McChesney,
Active choral clinician and adjudicator;
Past President, Chorister's Guild
— Gregory Vajda,
Conductor of the Hungarian Radio Sym.
and former Resident Conductor
of the Oregon Symphony
— Scott Terrell,
Guest conductor in great demand,
recently with the Lexington Philharmonic
— Jan Boland,
Concert flutist and Co-Founder
of Red Cedar Chamber 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.
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 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.
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.”