COMPOSER

 

LARGER WORKS


2008            “Hurricane Juan”  Piano Concerto

2004            Suite for Clarinet and Strings

2003            Variations On the Halifax Explosion

                    for  Orchestra

2002            Overture for Choir and Band (SATB)

2001            Mar Atlantico for Orchestra

2000            A Song for St. Cecilia for

                    A Cappela Chorus (SATB)


CHAMBER COMPOSITIONS


2016            Lamantation for Clarinet & String Quartet

2013            Scenes from Nova Scotia (flute/piano)

2012            Vaudeville for 6 Hands, one piano

2005            String Quartet

2000            Black and Blues for Clarinet & Piano

2000            Trio for Violin, Viola & Cello                      

1999            Haligonian Rhapsody for Two Pianos

1999            Toccata for Piano, Violin & Cello

1995            Waltz for Flute & Piano

1987            Scherzo for Four Celli

1986            Elegy for Violin & Piano                                                                    


PIANO COMPOSITIONS


2015            Ballade

2012            6-Hand Piano work

2004            Etude

1999            Haligonian Rhapsody for Two Pianos

1985            85 Bagatelles                                           

1983            Four Studies in Mood

1983            Blue Jay Rag

1982            Concert Etude

1982            Sonatina

1982            Prelude and Three Reflections

1981            Two Improvisations

1981            Rhapsody

1981            Romantic Fantasy

1981            Five Little Studies

1981            Five Pieces for Children

1980            Nocturne

1980            Fantasie

1980            Sonata in A minor

1980            Three Preludes

1979            Four Preludes            



            

Peter is a member of SOCAN and an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC). He is also a member of The Living Composers Project.

“HURRICANE JUAN Piano Concerto”, was commissioned by CBC Radio 2 and was world-premiered by Symphony Nova Scotia on their season’s opening concert with Peter as soloist. Performances were on September 25th and 28th, 2008 in  Halifax, and again for St. Cecilia Concert Series in Lunenburg, NS on October 3rd, 2008.

The world premiere was broadcast on CBC Radio 2’s Sunday Afternoon in Concert nationally on September 28, 2008, the actual day of the 5th anniversary of the storm.  This work was listed for a year on CBC’s Concerts on Demand.  Since then, Peter has performed this work with both the PEI Symphony and Symphony New Brunswick.

Peter has had many commissions, including a duo-piano work, a choral work, a band and choir work, and string quartets, to name a few.

His orchestral work Mar Atlantico was given its Canadian premiere by Symphony Nova Scotia under the baton of Bernhard Gueller on the stage of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on April 28th, 2003, to rave reviews. Mar Atlantico was subsequently programmed for Halifax audiences in January, 2005.

Another commissioned orchestral work for the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. The Halifax Explosion later won the 2005 inaugural Lieutenant Governor’s “Masterworks Award” finalist nomination.