Peter Bloesch Listen

“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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~  FULL ORCHESTRA MUSIC  ~



Orchestral Program Music 

With my background in film scoring, I decided to write some original concert pieces for full (or chamber) orchestra which have a cinematic feel to them. Each of these pieces has a different dramatic theme — they sound just like film music but  were written for the concert hall. (Please note: They are not currently available for performance.)

♦  Hear sound clips of this music on the Listen & Watch page.
♦  Watch music videos of this music on my YouTube channel.
♦  Hear samples of my “real” film music here.

Please note that various full-orchestra pieces are currently in progress, including a Holiday Pops piece for the 4th of July.



~  STRING ORCHESTRA MUSIC  ~



Remembrances 
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”


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”



~  CHAMBER MUSIC  ~



A Christmas Suite for Flute, Viola, and Guitar 
Scoring:  Flute, Viola, Guitar   —   Duration:  ca. 20:00
Description:  A set of six 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.



~  CHURCH MUSIC  ~



Organ Toccata: Of the Father's Love Begotten”  (postlude) 
SOUND  CLIP   /   YOUTUBE VIDEO   /   Duration:  ca. 2:00 — PDF:  $20
Description:  This jubilant piece makes a dramatic ending to a Christmastide service.


Organ Offertory: “Blessed Be That Maid Mary   
SOUND CLIP   /   Duration:  ca. 4:00 — PDF:  $20
Description:  A reflective piece written in the “romantic impressionist” style, based on the traditional English tune.


A Christmas Interlude for Oboe and Organ  (offertory) 
SOUND  CLIP   /   YOUTUBE VIDEO   /   Duration:  ca. 4:00   —   PDF:  $25
Description:  An arrangement of Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming” and The Sussex Carol” combined into one delightful piece