Biography William J. Peterson



William J. Peterson
As an organist, William Peterson has played concerts throughout the United States. His programs have included “French Organ Music from the Time of World War I,” “The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach” and a concert that opened with the music by 16th and 17th Dutch and German composers with the second half featuring music by Erben, Krenek, and Kohn.

In October of 2002 he gave the Inaugural Concert on the Bridges Hall of Music Hill Memorial Organ built by C.B. Fisk, of Gloucester, MA (Fisk, Op. 117) at Pomona College. He has been heard on NPR’s “Pipedreams” in a program that included music of Tournemire, Duruflé, and Widor, which was recorded in concerts from Bridges Hall in 2002 and 2003.

Peterson’s scholarly work has focused extensively on French organ music of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He is co-editor with Lawrence Archbold (Carleton College) of French Organ Music from the Revolution to Franck and Widor (1995).

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