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us: Gowers, Patrick, 1936-2014

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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Fuller Name

    • William Patrick
  • Variants

    • us: Gowers, William Patrick, 1936-2014
    • us: Gowers, P. (Patrick), 1936-2014
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1936-05-05
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2014-12-30
    • Birth Place

        London (England)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) London Jazz Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) New Swingle Singers
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Composers
          (lcsh) Television composers
            (lcsh) Film composers
              (lcsh) Keyboard players
                (lcsh) Conductors (Music)
            • Earlier Established Forms

                Gowers, P. (Patrick) Gowers, Patrick, 1936-
            • Sources

              • found: His Stevie [SR] p1978: labels (P. Gowers) container (Patrick Gowers)
              • found: Film composers guide, c1990 (Patrick Gowers; b. May 5, 1936, London, England)
              • found: IMDb, Sept. 27, 2005 (Patrick Gowers; b. May 5, 1936, Islington, London, England; birth name: William Patrick Gowers)
              • found: Wikipedia, October 4, 2013 (Patrick Gowers; William Patrick Gowers; born May 5, 1936, London; English composer mainly known for his film scores; taught composition part-time at Cambridge while completing his doctorate. He served as assistant conductor of Bill Russo's London Jazz Orchestra. In the mid-60s he was music director of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Marat/Sade productions in the West End and in New York. Then he began scoring feature and documentary films. In the 1970s, he directed the electronic music studio at Dartington and played keyboards for the New Swingle Singers. Gowers started writing for television later in the 1970s. He is also noted for his choral music, including a setting of the text Veni Sancte Spiritus and the much-performed Viri Galilaei; also well known for his Toccata for organ, commissioned by Simon Preston and joined over a decade later by a fugue, as well as for his Occasional trumpet voluntary)
              • found: OCLC, October 4, 2013 (access points: Gowers, P. (Patrick); Gowers, Patrick; usage: Patrick Gowers [predominant form]; P. Gowers)
              • found: The telegraph, accessed online, Oct. 27, 2016 (Patrick Gowers, composer, obituary; born May 5, 1936, died December 30, 2014)
              • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 27, 2016 (William Patrick Gowers (5 May 1936-30 December 2014; English composer, mainly known for his film scores)
            • Change Notes

              • 1985-01-10: new
              • 2016-10-27: revised
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