Compositions



 

CHORAL

 

 

Angels

Cantata in 4 movements

Choir, orchestra and soprano and baritone solo

Premiered in Montreal 2017

 

Christmas Suite

5 movements Choir and orchestra.

Premiered in Montreal 2016

 

Suite 

For solo cello, choir and orchestral

Premiered in Montreal 2015

 

An Englishman in Tuscany

For choir and orchestra

Premiered in Montreal 2012

 

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

Short 4 part prayer with piano, or organ or chamber orchestral accompaniment.

Premiered in Montreal 2011

 

Peace and Tranquility 

Song cycle for choir and orchestra

Premiered  Montreal 2009

Cantata: Journey 

For soprano and baritone soloists

choir and orchestra.

Premiered in 2007 in Oscar Peterson Hall, Concordia University.

 

Love Songs 
For tenor and strings Arrangement

of 3 of the Five Songs of Love

See below

 

The Lord’s Prayer 
A cappella piece which has yet to

receive a public performance

Reflections 
Words and music Peter Willsher
This is an a cappella piece, written in memory of my mother
(Premiered by Cantabile Chorale May 2003, in Montreal)

Joseph 
Words and music Peter Willsher

This is a carol for vocal solo and piano accompaniment

which was written in 2002.

Christmas Lullaby

Words and music Peter Willsher
This is a carol for Soprano with optional split altos, and piano accompaniment, written in 1998

Five Songs of Love 
Words by Rupert Brooke
SSAA choir and soloists, strings and/or piano acc. 1980.

Composed for the Madrigal Choir of West Heath School

 

Child Of The Maid 
Words John Oxenham.
Christmas cantata for

female voices and piano

Composed for the Madrigal Choir

of West Heath School in 1979

Stabat Mater 
SSAA and piano
Composed for the Madrigal Choir

of West Heath School in 1978

Voices 

Words Tilda Swinton.

SSA and piano
Composed for the Madrigal Choir

of West Heath School in 1978

Now That Spring Has Come 
SATB with piano acc. Words Trad
Composed for the

Southborough Choral Society

in 1977
 

In The Bleak Mid-Winter 
Two versions SSA & SATB both with piano
Words C. Rossetti
Composed for the Madrigal Choir
of West Heath School in 1978


Everyone Suddenly Burst Out Singing 
Words by Siegfried Sassoon

For female voices and piano 
Published by Josef Weinberger.

SATB version published by Boosey & Hawkes
Composed for the memorial concert of

Pat Scanlon at West Heath School in 1975

Lay your Sleepy Head 
A cappella for female voices
Composed for the choir of West Heath School

in 1975

 

 

SYMPHONIC
 

 

Intermezzo 
For viola and strings
Commissioned by Kevin James

Premiered in Ottawa 2002

Roots and Wings 
Written for Sinfonia Musica
Published by Willsher Music

Premiered in Ottawa 2001

Americas Suite 
For full orchestra
Commissioned by the Parkdale

United Church Orchestra

Premiered in Ottawa 2000

Helen Keller Symphony 
For full orchestra
Composed for the Parkdale
United Church Orchestra

Premiered in Ottawa 1998
 

Two Pieces for School Orchestra 
Composed for the School Orchestra of

Streatham and Clapham High School

in 1986

 

INSTRUMENTAL

 

David

For solo piano 2009

 

Dance 

For unaccompanied viola

Premiered in Ottawa 2009

 

Over Gatineau 
A trio for violin, cello and piano.

Commissioned by Jackie Morris

Premiered in Ottawa 2005


Intermezzo 
For viola and piano

Commissioned by Kevin James

Premiered in Ottawa 2002

 

Sadness 
For piano 2002

Christmas Gift 
For piano.

A piece for my family on

Christmas morning 2000


Wedding Fantasia 

For piano
Commissioned and performed 1990

Wedding 
For piano

Recorded 1885


A New Life 
Written to celebrate the birth of

my first nephew Robin Willsher

in 1972


Jig
For violin and piano 1970

Fantasia
For Piano 1970

Impromptu
Piano 1970

Rhapsody
Piano 1969


Miniature
Piano 1968

Variations On A Theme

Dedicated to my brother ‘cos he let me drive his MG
Piano 1968

 

Poem
Piano 1968

Ballade
Piano 1968

 

Sonata
Piano 1967


In addition to the above are many compositions currently in electronic format. In between committing these listed pieces to manuscript, and or print, there have been many experiments with electronic music, some for commercial use, others for the developing of ideas and researching the available technologies.

Peter Willsher’s  Musical Compositions (1968 -2017)

 

 

 

 

 

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