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Kevin Bowyer

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British organist Kevin Bowyer studied in the Royal Academy of Music from 1979 to 1982. During this time period, his affects ranged from avant-garde organist Christopher Bowers-Broadbent towards the harpsichordist Virginia Dark. He later analyzed with organist David Sanger. He quickly obtained notoriety for development lengthy and hard recitals, presenting the entire body organ symphonies of Widor, Vierne, and Dupré. In 1983, Bowyer received the St. Albans International Body organ Event competition, and the next year he offered his debut recital in the Royal Event Hall, London. In 1990, he received first prize within the body organ contests at Dublin, Odense, Paisley, and Calgary. From 1989 until 1998, Bowyer was organist from the Parish of Warwick, but remaining this placement to pursue a profession like a soloist. He’s a champion from the functions of Sorabji, whose body organ works he offers documented and edited.

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Full Name Kevin Bowyer
Date Of Birth January 9, 1961
Profession Organist
Education Royal Academy of Music
Music Songs Pari intervallo, Toccata & Fugue in D, BWV 565, Postlude on "Hark, the Herald-Angels Sing", Arvo Pärt - trivium, Prelude on "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen", Mein Weg hat Gipfel und Wellentäler, Toccata on "Veni Emmanuel", Organ Variations, 1er Prélude Profane, Choral Prelude: "All Glory be to God on High", 2e Prélude Profane, Einojuhani Rautavarra - Toccata Op. 59, Toccata Giubiloso, Interlude on "The Coventry Carol", Oxford May Music, Hell und dunkel, Choral Prelude: "Our Father which art in Heaven, Choral Prelude: "When we are in deepest need", Grand Fantasy and Fugue in G minor, Choral Prelude: "O God be merciful to me", Grand Fugue in E flat "St Anne", Grand Prelude and Fugue in D, Choral Prelude: "Dearest Jesu we are here", Toccata Delectatione Op. 5 No.35, Prelude on "Greensleeves": What Child Is This, Devil's Galop, Poem Of Happiness, Jazzman Swing, Impromptu on Luther's "Un fort rempart est notre Dieu", Op. 69, Messiah, HWV 56: No. 44, Hallelujah, In a Persian Market, Lullaby in G Major
Albums Organ Symphony No. 1, Christmas Organ Music, Music for Organ, Organ Extravaganza!, A Late Twentieth Century Edwardian Bach Recital / St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol, Brahms: Complete Organ Works, Alan Gibbs: Organ Works, 20th Century Music for Organ, Alkan: Organ Music, Vol. 1, Organ Works, Volume 1, Green and Pleasant Land, Summer Dances and Other Works for Brass Quintet, A Late Twentieth Century Edwardian Bach Recital, A Feast of Organ Exuberance / Organ of Blackburn Cathedral, The Music for Organ, Messiaen: La Nativite du Seigneur, Thierry Pallesco: Organ Works, Wedding Music, Neilsen: Commotio for Organ, Organ Party, Vol. 1, Sounds of Celebration, Alain: The Complete Works for Organ, Hindemith, Schoenberg & Pepping: Works for Organ, Alkan: Organ Music, Organ Party, Vol. 2, Marco lo Muscio: Organ Works, Messiaen: Les corps glorieux & Other Works for Organ, Pärt, Rautavaara, Gubaidulina & Górecki: Music for Organ, Schumann & Reubke: Works for Organ, Music for Organ or Pedal-Piano, Langlais: Works for Organ, Alkan: Organ Works, Vol. 2 - 11 Pieces in A Religious Style / 12 Etudes for Pedals Only / Pro Organo, Organ X-Plosion I: Danse Macabre, Places and Stories / Organ Music of Paul Fisher / Organ of Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, Organ Extravaganza: 31 Spectacular Gems for the King of Instruments, A Royal Wedding - Essential Ceremonial Music

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