Patrick Gowers: Choral & Organ Music GCCD 4056

Sheffield Cathedral Choir, Neil Taylor

Price £12.99

Toccata & Fugue; Libera, Me / II; Viri Galilaei; Advent Sequence 4 parts: Ad te Levavi; Populus Sion ; Gaudete; Memento Nostri ; Holy, Holy, Holy; Balulalow; Occasional Trumpet Voluntary Patrick Gowers (born 1936) has never been a typical 20th century composer, much more moved by jazz and later inspired to write stage, film and TV music alongside people like Dudley Moore. In 1976 he was commissioned to write Holy, Holy in memory of a friend and in 1982 he won the BAFTA original TV music award for his scores for Smiley’s People, I Remember Nelson  and The Woman in White. In the mid-1980s he met Richard Harries, who commissioned Viri Galilæi  for his consecration as Bishop of  Oxford at Ascensiontide 1987. This led to Gowers’s Cantata and Advent Sequence being commissioned for the Southern Cathedrals Festival.  Patrick was half way through writing a large-scale work for the Three Choirs Festival at Gloucester in 2001 when he was struck down by a severe stroke. He survived but was left unable to compose any more. Includes 16 page booklet & texts

Cat. No: GCCD 4056

Barcode: 5027822-4056-27