CATALOGUE OF COMPOSITIONS

SYMBOLS
(P) = Publisher
(RS) = The Spirit Moves (CD, Dinmore Records: Kevin Bowyer, Blackburn Cathedral)
(RC) = Sounds of Celebration (CD, Lammas: Kevin Bowyer, Blackburn Cathedral)
(RP) = Places and Stories (CD, Priory: Kevin Bowyer, Glasgow University Chapel)
(E) = Easy, (M) = Moderate, (D) = Difficult

I. ORGAN (WITH PEDALS)
'AFANC'D12 mins6
Tone poem on a Welsh legend
ARIAM5 mins3
A wistful melody
CAT OF GLORYD45 mins12
A Symphony in four movements
CENTENARY TRIPTYCHM17 mins8
A three-movement Sonata to celebrate the centenary of Bradford Organists association
COLMCILLE (RS)M/D17 mins6
Episodes from the life of St Columba (with narrator)
DANNY BOYE/M2 mins2
A slightly different arrangement of the 'Air from County Derry'
EIREANN NOTES (RP)M17 minsanimus (P)
A Suite of seven pieces based on Irish folk melodies
LOVE SONG (RS)E3 mins2
A short melody written for my wife
MELODY OF MY SOULM5 mins3
A 70 bars long piece written to celebrate my 70th birthday
PAEAN FOR A ROYAL JUBILEEM/D4 mins3
Composed to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee
ROUND THE MOUNTAINM/D10 mins5
Variations in Baroque and Classical dance form on a popular tune
SCHERZOD6 mins4
Modelled on the Durufle' Scherzo, this piece introduces another popular tune at the end
SHEILA'S ROCK CAKESM5 mins3
A light fantasy based on 'Rock Around the Clock' and 'Rock of Ages', written for the Secretary of our local organ association
SONG OF FAREWELLM/E5 mins2
A wistful melody with free-flowing variants and big climactic middle section
THE COLOURS OF SPIRITM/D12 mins'animus' (P)
Variations on 'Veni Creator' to demonstrate the colours of the organ
THE COMING OF LIGHT (RS)M/D8 mins4
An Epiphany piece on a ground, loosely based on 'Phos Hilaron,
THE FIRE AND THE ROSE (RP)M20 mins10
A suite of six short pieces inspired by quotations from T.S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets'
THE SUN'S RISINGD9 mins6
A Fantasia-type piece, free-flowing variations on 'Sumer is a cumin in' and 'Regina Coeli'
THE WHITE TIGER (RS)E/M6 mins3
An impressionistic piece inspired by the eponymous poem of R.S. Thomas
THREE GOSPEL FANFARESE1-2 mins1
For liturgical use
THREE VOLUNTARIESM15 mins6
Shortish pieces for Advent (Sleepers Wake), ChristmasEve (Holy Night) and Christmas Day (Adeste Fideles)
TINTERN (RP)D20 mins10
A Sonata in four movements evoking the history of Tintern Abbey
TO SKYEE/M2 mins2
An atmospheric setting of the Skye Boat Song
WILD SPIRITS (RC)D20 mins10
Impressionistic animal portraits (Cat at Play, Cat at Night, Serpents, Fishes of the Sea, Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig, Whale)
 
II. ORGAN AND FLUTE
FOR HELEN (RC)M6 mins4
A piece to commemorate the tragic death of a young woman
THE SHADOW OF THE SUN (RC)M/D8 mins4
Free variations on 'Amazing Grace'
 
III. ORGAN AND CLARINET
NAME-PLAY (RP)D12 mins10
A set of variations for two friends, based on the musical spelling of a name, and the opening of Mendelssohn's 'Wedding March'
O COME EMMANUEL
IN THE BEGINNING
WILL HE COME
WAITINGE/Mc.3 mins2 each
Four separate pieces for Advent
 
IV. ORGAN AND VIOLIN
NUNC DIMITTISM4 mins3
A short reflective piece in berceuse style, with violin and solo voice
 
V. PIANO AND FLUTE
PRELUDE AFTER SATIEE/M2 mins2
An original melody in 'Gymnopedie' style
 
VI. PIANO
HELSBELLSM3 mins2
Written for our daughter Helen's 25th birthday
 
VII. XYLOPHON
PARTITA FOR XYLOPHONEE/M5 mins2
 
VIII. CHORAL
A SETTING FOR STILLNESSE/M10 mins5
Accessible to the average church, this setting of the Common Worship texts is especially suitable for Lent/Advent. With organ accompaniment, it has options for congregation and/or 4-part choir
BLACK LIGHTD45 mins12
Essentially a 'war requiem', set for choir, sub-choir, soloists, and organ, this piece combines the Latin texts with more contemporary poetry and sayings
FLY HIGHM3 mins2
A folk carol
GOD YOU'RE MISBEHAVINE/M5 mins3
A 'Psalm of Protest' for soprano solo, choir and organ with original words by the composer
MAGNIFICAT AND NUNC DIMITTISM9 mins5
Written for Bradford Cathedral Choir, the Magnificat is in berceuse-style with a soprano solo, and the Nunc Dimittis has a bass solo
PRAYERM3 mins3
An impressionistic setting of George Herbert's poem, with organ interludes
O SACRUM CONVIVIUME/M2 mins2
A short eucharistic anthem for unison choir and organ
SANCTUSM5 mins3
Extended setting for choir and organ
THE MYSTERY OF THINGSM/D8 mins4
An atmospheric setting of words from 'King Lear' for choir, alto and tenor soloists and organ
THE TOWERM5 mins3
An anthem to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the building of Bradford Cathedral tower, using original words written by Caroline Moore, a member of the cathedral choir
TWO INTROITSE/M2 mins2 each
Short 'a cappella' pieces for 4-part choir, 'O Come let us Sing' and 'Whatsoever Things'
 
IX. VOCAL
LIKE AS THE HARTM4 mins2
A jazz-blues-type setting of the psalm for soprano and piano, with optional clarinet descant
TEARSE/M4 mins2
A setting for soprano(s) and piano of words by Lucy Smith