Peter Fender

November 22, 2016

Peter has just completed a new composition for recorder ensemble. '3 Miniatures' lasts just 4 minutes, but encompasses a variety of musical styles and recorder techniques. It is written for a medium to large ensemble (i.e. more than one player per part) and ...

Il direttore vitruviano
November 16, 2016

Peter had a wonderful photo session back in the Summer with the fantastically talented Sarah Cresswell. 2 photos from that session are now on the Photos page ... including Il Direttore Vitruviano ...

November 02, 2016

Looking for some new music for your orchestra/choir/group? Please have a look at Peter's new compositions page! All of Peter's compositions and arrangements are listed there and new ones are being added on a regular basis. You can buy directly ...

September 23, 2016

Smiling awkwardly at the new-fangled cameras, troops move towards the Front in the Great War. Their actions are far removed from the swagger and march of war films, but then this is real. The Battle of the Somme remains one of the most successful ...

August 24, 2016

MP3 files of some of Peter's compositions are now available on the Recordings page (under Compositions). These comprise the complete set of tracks from his Speechless CD plus live recordings of a couple of his choral works. Whilst you can listen to (and download ...

August 11, 2016

Peter is delighted to have been commissioned by the Denner Clarinet Ensemble of Sicily to write a new piece for their coming concert season. The ensemble is of the type common in the USA but ...

August 10, 2016

A wonderful Sicilian week of great music making, sun, sea, sand, food, socialising ... the list could go on and on! Peter's 3rd orchestra course based in Scicli (south-eastern Sicily) has just completed. It was wonderful to see lots of faces from last year but also ....

Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie
June 24, 2016

Last weekend St John's Church in Waterloo, London saw two remarkable performances of Rameau's opera Hippolyte et Aricie. A cast of around 75 - 10 soloists, a chorus (6 Centuries Chamber Choir), a band (Linden Baroque) and a group of dancers ...

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