Patrick Gowers’ relatively small output includes several virtuoso works for the organ, music for the Three Choirs Festival, and a guitar concerto for John Williams. He is perhaps most widely known for his film scores, including those for a memorable series of Sherlock Holmes stories for television. This sizzling piece treats Jeremiah Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary
in the manner of a French toccata with a rumba rhythm thrown in for good measure.
from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2001