“A Christmas Suite for Flute, Viola, and Guitar”
DESCRIPTION: I've enjoyed a wonderful collaboration with Red Cedar Chamber Music for many years, and one of my favorite projects with them was “A Christmas Suite for Flute, Viola, and Guitar.”
Red Cedar commissioned me to arrange a set of six carols for them to perform on their holiday concerts, and you can hear five of these carols below.
Note: This music has been published by ALRY Publications, and is available for purchase at their website.
SOUND CLIPS & VIDEOS:
1. “Wassail!” (ca. 2:00) / Watch video
2. “In the Bleak Midwinter” * (ca. 4:00)
3. “I Saw Three Ships” ** (ca. 3:00) / Watch video
4. “Away in a Manger” (ca. 3:45) / Watch video
5. “Ding Dong! Merrily on High” (ca. 3:15) / Watch video
6. “Silent Night” ** (ca. 3:55)
SCORING: Flute, viola, guitar
* Scored for flute & viola / ** Scored for flute & guitar
DURATION: ca. 20 mins. for all 6 carols
QUOTE: “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.”
— Jan Boland, Flutist and Former Executive Director of Red Cedar Chamber Music