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Compositions and Transcriptions by Peter Jarvis
- Controlled Improvisation Number 1 Op. 17 (2011) - electric guitar and drum set, composed for and dedicated to Gene Pritsker.
- Satie’s Hammock Op. 16 (2011) - solo marimba, commissioned by and dedicated to Payton MacDonald.
- Nocturne Op. 15 (2011) - solo piano, In Memoriam Kimberly Castillo, for Pedro Castillo, premiered by Carl Patrick Bolleia at Bergen Community College, May 4, 2011. Recoded by Carl Patrick Bolleia, May 5, 2011 at William Paterson University.
- Drumming for Milton Op. 13 (2010) - solo drum set with optional temple blocks, dedicated to Milton Babbitt, premiered by Paul Carroll, March 7, 2011 at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey. Recorded by Paul Carroll, April 21, 2011 at William Paterson University.
- Tuba and Drums Op. 11 (2010) - duo for tuba and tom-toms, composed for Gary Buttery and Steven Buttery, dedicated to Judy Buttery, premiered by Gary Buttery and Peter Jarvis, November 14, 2010 at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, New York City. Recorded by Gary Buttery and Peter Jarvis, April 18, 2011 at William Paterson University.
- Oasis Op. 10 (2009) - solo electric bass, composed for Frank Eckert, premiered by Max Stehr, March 29, 2010 at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey. Recorded by Max Stehr, May 12, 2011 at WPU.
- Wind Tunnel Op. 9 (2009) - solo flute, composed for Kiara (Jung-In) Hwang, premiered by Kiara (Jung-In) Hwang, November 10, 2009 at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.
- Tunes Without Pitches Op. 8 (2009) - solo snare drum, composed for David Saperstein, premiered by Jeffrey Rubin, May 3, 2009 at William Paterson University, New Jersey.
- Solo for Two Kick Drums Op. 7 (2007) - double bass drum solo, composed for Connor Donohue, premiered by Connor Donohue, May 13, 2007 at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.
- Metallic Music Op. 6 (2005) - solo for six gongs, composed for, premiered and recorded by Dominic Donato. Recording: Capstone Records - CPS 8796.
- The Snares of Time Op. 5 (2005) - solo snare drum, composed for and recorded by John Ferrari, premiered by Peter Jarvis, January 30, 2011 at DROM in New York City.
- Extreme Measures Op. 4 (2005) - solo marimba, composed for April McCloskey, recoded by Tom Kolor.
- Four Plus Three Op. 3 (2003) - solo drum set, composed for Ryan Jarvis, premiered by Cameron Wisch, Ridgewood, New Jersey, recorded by Shawn Baltazor
- Pitched Drums Op. 2 (1999) - solo timpani, composed for Edmund Fay, premiered by Michael Aberback, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, recorded by April McCloskey
- Seven at Seven Op. 1 (1998) - solo vibraphone, composed for Shannon Jarvis, premiered by Al Cerulo, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, recorded by Peter Jarvis.
Published by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
- Rockaby for Voice and Piano (2003) - Ron Mazurek, Transcribed for Voice and Vibraphone Op. 14 (2011) by Peter Jarvis, premiered by the William Paterson University New Music Ensemble; Erica Tanner and Nicolas Doktor, March 28, 2011, at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.
- Fugue in G Minor, "Little" BWV 578 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Transcribed for Mallet Quartet Op. 12 (2010) by Peter Jarvis, premiered by the William Paterson University Percussion Ensemble; Anthony Fabrizio, Nick Doktor, Anthony O’Connor and Margaret Wright, November 29, 2010, at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.
Peter Jarvis (b. 1959, Hackensack, New Jersey) is an American percussionist, drummer, conductor, composer, music copyist, print music editor and college professor. As a freelance musician he has performed as a soloist, chamber player and as conductor with chamber music ensembles including The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Group for Contemporary Music, Talujon, The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble (which he directs) and on new music/arts festivals such as the Europe/Asia Festival and the Hong Kong Arts Festival and in orchestras and with choruses. The New York Times has said about Jarvis’s conducting: "...[He] did full justice to its rhythmic complexities; Mr. Jarvis and his forces richly deserved the standing ovation they received."
Jarvis has performed and or recorded with musicians such as John Cage and Kung Chi Shing among others. He is active as a percussionist, conductor and composer in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and elsewhere. As conductor he has appeared with the Saint Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, Ensemble21 and several other groups. He has appeared as guest conductor on the San Francisco Symphony’s New and Unusual Music Series with the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble.
He has performed his own solo percussion music for the second season of the HBO Series "Boardwalk Empire."
Jarvis teaches music at Connecticut College and William Paterson University. His teaching responsibilities include academic classes, percussion lessons, coaching/conducting chamber music, directing New Music concerts at Connecticut College and the New Music Series at William Paterson University where he is Director of New Music.
His compositions are published by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC and he is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated.