Compositions & Arrangements

Don Bowyer (b. 1958) has published more than 60 pieces of music with Walrus Music Publishing, Cimarron Music Press, and TAP Music Sales. His two largest unpublished compositions are a Wedding Mass composed for his own wedding, and a Forty-Year Requiem, composed for the 40th anniversary of the passing of his mother.

Fancy Pants Dance

Jazz Big Band
Completed: 7/10/16; Premiered: 7/15/16
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Sweet Suite

Woodwind Quintet
Completed: 2/1/16; Premiered: 4/26/16
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Lullaby for Carter – Jazz Leadsheet

Jazz Quartet
Completed: 5/23/15; Premiered: 5/23/15
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Silly Rhymes (Children’s Choir & Orchestra)

Children’s Choir and Orchestra
Completed: 1/8/15; Premiered: 2/15/15
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Wedding Suite

Woodwind Quintet (with trombone instead of horn)
Completed: 2/22/14; Premiered: 3/1/14
Unpublished – Contact the composer

…But It Sure Is Short

Chamber Orchestra
Completed: 11/20/13; Premiered: 12/1/13
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Just a Closer Walk with Thee – Theme and Variations

Chamber Ensemble: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, tuba, and violin
Completed: 9/18/13; Premiered: 9/24/13
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Too Soon

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 5/16/13; Premiered: 5/19/13
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Too Soon

Jazz Combo
Completed: 5/4/13; Premiered: 5/4/13
Unpublished – Contact the composer

July O’Clock

Jazz Combo
Completed: 4/22/13; Premiered: 4/29/13
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Lost in Regensburg

Trombone Ensemble (10 parts)
Completed: 4/8/13; Premiered: 6/27/13
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Ballare Come un Pazzo

Trumpet Ensemble (12 parts)
Completed: 3/1/13; Premiered: 4/11/13
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Who Will Be Worthy?

Jazz Ensemble, Vocal
Completed: 6/1/2012; Premiered: 6/10/2012
Unpublished – Contact the composer

The Primeval Atom

Violin, Trombone, Percussion, iPad
Completed: 3/5/12; Premiered: 4/1/12
Unpublished – Contact the composer

All Aboard

Trombone, iPad, Audience
Completed: 2/15/12; Premiered: 2/21/12
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Jamaica Mistake

Trombone, iPad
Completed: 10/5/2011; Premiered: 10/8/2011
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Well, Blow Me Down

Jazz Combo
Completed: 5/5/2011; Premiered: 5/6/2011
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Minute Dances

Symphony Orchestra
Completed: 12/18/10; Premiered: 2/5/11; Updated 12/11/16
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Rapid Deployment

Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piano, Cello
Completed: 6/21/2010; Premiered: TBA
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Love is Patient

SATB Choir
Completed: 5/29/2010; Premiered: 6/13/2010
Unpublished – Contact the composer

From the Joke of the Same Name

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 4/24/2010; Premiered: 11/14/2010
Walrus Music Publishing

Horrors of War

Horn, Viola, Cello
Completed: 2/27/10; Premiered: 3/7/10
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Unity

Trombone and Timpani
Completed: 2/17/2010; Premiered: 2/19/2010
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Time Zones

Trombone, Multimedia (computer audio & video)
Completed: 2/12/2010; Premiered: 3/7/2010
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Seven Deadly Saxes (arrangement – medley of Lonesome Valley, Swing Low, and On Eagle’s Wings)

Saxophone Ensemble
Completed: 2/2/2010; Premiered: 3/7/2010
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Sueños Tropicales

Jazz Ensemble, Vocal
Completed: 1/24/2010; Premiered: 2/28/2010
Walrus Music Publishing

Time Doesn’t Fly Anymore (arrangement – composed by Mike Murphy)

Jazz Ensemble, Vocal
Completed: 1/24/2010; Premiered: 2/28/2010
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Music For A While (arrangement – composed by Henry Purcell)

Jazz Ensemble, Vocal
Completed: 1/24/2010; Premiered: 2/28/2010
Walrus Music Publishing

Bluesy Ballad

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 1/9/2010; Premiered: 2/28/2010
Walrus Music Publishing

Bass Trombone (or Bass Clarinet) Concerto

Bass Trombone, String Orchestra
Completed: 11/6/2009; Premiered: 11/16/2009
Cimarron Music Press

Calle Sin Salida

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 10/2/2009; Premiered: 2009
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Dos Gatos Diablos

Jazz Combo
Completed: 9/7/2009; Premiered: 1/15/2010
Walrus Music Publishing

Stars and Stripes Forever (arrangement – composed by John Philip Sousa)

Little Big Band
Completed: 6/30/2009; Premiered: 2009
Walrus Music Publishing

Hey, Where You Frumba

Little Big Band
Completed: 6/29/2009; Premiered: 2009
Walrus Music Publishing

FF=Fortissimo

Little Big Band
Completed: 6/29/2009; Premiered: 2009
Walrus Music Publishing

Descarga de Fresa

Little Big Band
Completed: 6/29/2009; Premiered: 2009
Walrus Music Publishing

Calle Sin Salida

Little Big Band
Completed: 6/29/2009; Premiered: 2009
Walrus Music Publishing

Never a Dull Moment

Soprano, Tenor, and Piano
Completed: 6/2/2009; Premiered: TBA
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Lobe den Herren (arrangement – composed by Joachim Neander)

Soprano, Bass Trombone, and Organ
Completed: 5/19/2009; Premiered: TBA
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Forty-Year Requiem

2 Sopranos, Tenor, and Brass Ensemble
Completed: 3/23/2009; Premiered: 4/3/2009
Unpublished – Contact the composer

You’re the TOPS (arrangement – traditional)

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 1/20/2009; Premiered: 2/11/2009
Walrus Music Publishing

I Hung the Moon Up There Just For You

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 1/7/2009; Premiered: 2/11/2009
Walrus Music Publishing

Multiple Vision

Trombone, Piano, and Conga (one player)
Completed: 10/14/2008; Premiered: 10/17/2008
Cimarron Music Press

Silly Rhymes

Choir (a capella)
Completed: 9/10/2008; Premiered: 10/17/2008
Unpublished – Contact the composer

The Road Not Taken

Soprano, Trombone
Completed: 7/20/2008; Premiered: 10/17/2008
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Bass Clarinet (or Bass Trombone) Concerto

Bass Clarinet, String Orchestra
Completed: 7/7/2008; Premiered: 10/17/2008
Cimarron Music Press

The Moving Finger

Soprano with Chamber Winds (4 ww, 4 br, 1 perc)
Completed: 4/28/2008; Premiered: 5/4/2008
Unpublished – Contact the composer

The Moving Finger

Soprano with Wind Ensemble
Completed: 4/2/2008; Premiered: 4/11/2008
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Hunter-Gatherer

Solo Bassoon and Percussion (one player)
Completed: 3/21/2008; Premiered: TBA
Unpublished – Contact the composer

April Third (arrangement – composed by Ken Watters)

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 3/5/2008; Premiered: 3/28/2008
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Sommerset Road (arrangement – composed by Ken Watters)

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 3/3/2008; Premiered: 3/28/2008
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Four Winds

Wind Ensemble
Completed: 2/19/2008; Premiered: 3/28/2008
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Shortstack (arrangement – composed by Norman Duffell)

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 1/14/2008; Premiered: 2/14/2008
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Mi Vida

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 1/12/2008; Premiered: 2/14/2008
Walrus Music Publishing

Olga’s Song

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 1/7/2008; Premiered: 2/14/2008
Walrus Music Publishing

That’s My Light

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 1/5/2008; Premiered: 2/14/2008
Walrus Music Publishing

Five Preludes

Solo Piano
Completed: 12/12/2007; Premiered: 2/1/2008
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Neo Trio

Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Piano
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 9/14/2007
Cimarron Music Press

Frozen Toes ‘n Nose ‘n Freezin’ Knees

Soprano, Trombone, Chamber Orchestra
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 9/8/2007
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Miss You Madly

Trombone, Chamber Orchestra
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 9/8/2007
Unpublished – Contact the composer

5-4-3 Miniatures

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 9/8/2007
Cimarron Music Press

50+50 Trombone Triathlon

Solo Trombone
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 9/8/2007
Unpublished – Contact the composer

50+50 Trumpet Triathlon

Solo Trumpet
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 9/8/2007
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Carnival of Venice (arrangement – traditional)

Tuba, Piano
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 2007
Cimarron Music Press

Calle Sin Salida

Six Brass, Rhythm Section
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 5/4/2007
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Descarga de Fresa

Six Brass, Rhythm Section
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 5/4/2007
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Stars & Stripes Forever (arrangement – composed by John Philip Sousa)

Six Brass, Rhythm Section
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 5/4/2007
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Hey, Where You Frumba?

Six Brass, Rhythm Section
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 5/4/2007
Unpublished – Contact the composer

FF=Fortissimo

Six Brass, Rhythm Section
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 5/4/2007
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Sleep, My Little One, Sleep

Jazz Ensemble, Soprano, Choir
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 2/13/2007
Walrus Music Publishing

Psalm 150

Jazz Ensemble, Choir
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 2/13/2007
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Jan at Sunrise

Jazz Ensemble with Video
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 2/13/2007
Walrus Music Publishing

FF=Fortissimo

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 2/13/2007
Walrus Music Publishing

Go Tell It On The Mountain (arrangement – traditional)

Saxophone Ensemble, Rhythm Section
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 12/17/2006
Walrus Music Publishing

Tip Toe Trio

Oboe, Bassoon, Horn
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 9/8/2007
Cimarron Music Press

Bugs and Gas

Little Big Band
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 2006
Walrus Music Publishing

Don’t Wanna Say the ‘Nother T

Little Big Band
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 2006
Walrus Music Publishing

El Amor Cubano

Little Big Band
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 2006
Walrus Music Publishing

Itchin’ in the Kitchen

Little Big Band
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 2006
Walrus Music Publishing

Just Lookin’

Little Big Band
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 2006
Walrus Music Publishing

Sax a Deux

Little Big Band
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 2006
Walrus Music Publishing

Slow Dancing with Cindy

Little Big Band
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 2006
Walrus Music Publishing

When the Saints Go Marching In (arrangement – traditional)

Little Big Band
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 2006
Walrus Music Publishing

Trio Triage

Clarinet, Trombone, Marimba
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 3/13/2006
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Marlies

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 2/12/2006
Walrus Music Publishing

Don’t Wanna Say the ‘Nother T

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2006; Premiered: 2/12/2006
Walrus Music Publishing

Sneakers Flexíveis

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2005; Premiered: 2/13/2005
Walrus Music Publishing

Ya Got Me!

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2005; Premiered: 2/13/2005
Walrus Music Publishing

Sugar and Spice

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2005; Premiered: 2/13/2005
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Silly Rhymes

Soprano, Piano
Completed: 2004; Premiered: 11/14/2004
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Sue Threw Lou’s Two New Blue Shoes

Jazz Combo
Completed: 2004; Premiered: 9/19/2004
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Trombone Requiem

Six Trombones
Completed: 2004; Premiered: 10/3/2004
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Lullabye for EJH2

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2/5/2004; Premiered: 2/8/2004
Walrus Music Publishing

Chocolate, No Chocolate

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 1/26/2004; Premiered: 2/8/2004
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Bugs & Gas

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 1/5/2004; Premiered: 2/8/2004
Walrus Music Publishing

Big Bad Baghdad Blues

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 12/22/2003; Premiered: 2/8/2004
Walrus Music Publishing

Ironic Behavior

Trombone Solo, Concert Band
Completed: 2003; Premiered: 12/9/2003
Walrus Music Publishing

After Hours

Jazz Ensemble, Choir
Completed: 2003; Premiered: 10/11/2003
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Itchin’ in the Kitchen

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2003; Premiered: 4/11/2003
Walrus Music Publishing

Trombocussion2

Two Trombones, Two Percussion
Completed: 2003; Premiered: 3/16/2003
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Whitesburg Bridge (arrangement – composed by Ken Watters)

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2003; Premiered: 2/9/2003
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Eternal Love

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2003; Premiered: 2/9/2003
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Shreveport Mama

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2003; Premiered: 2/9/2003
Walrus Music Publishing

Repartee

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2003; Premiered: 2/9/2003
Walrus Music Publishing

Maitland (arrangement – composed by George N. Allen)

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2003; Premiered: 2/9/2003
Walrus Music Publishing

Loving Us

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2003; Premiered: 2/9/2003
Walrus Music Publishing

Hey, Where You Frumba?

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2002; Premiered: 11/9/2002
Walrus Music Publishing

Prima Donna

Solo Trombone
Completed: 2002; Premiered: 8/25/2002
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Frozen Toes ‘n Nose ‘n Freezin’ Knees

Soprano, Trombone, Piano
Completed: 2002; Premiered: 4/19/2002
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Hush Puppies, No Onions

Jazz Combo
Completed: 2/20/2002; Premiered: 3/1/2002
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Love Is

Jazz Ensemble, Choir
Completed: 2002; Premiered: 2/12/2002
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Slow Dancing with Cindy

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2002; Premiered: 2/12/2002
Walrus Music Publishing

El Amor Cubano

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2002; Premiered: 2/12/2002
Walrus Music Publishing

Siboney

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2002; Premiered: 2/12/2002
Walrus Music Publishing

Wedding Mass

Jazz Ensemble, Choir
Completed: 2001; Premiered: 12/29/2001
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Three Moods

Trombone, Piano
Completed: 2001; Premiered: 12/20/2001
TAP Music Sales

When the Saints Go Marching In (arrangement – traditional)

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2001; Premiered: 6/22/2001
Walrus Music Publishing

Left Over Vowels

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2001; Premiered: 4/20/2001
Walrus Music Publishing

Out to Lunch

Jazz Combo
Completed: 1/28/2001; Premiered: 1/29/2001
Walrus Music Publishing

Dearest

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2001; Premiered: 2/13/2001
Walrus Music Publishing

Sax a Deux

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 2001; Premiered: 2/13/2001
Walrus Music Publishing

Where’d the Songo?

Jazz Combo
Completed: 2000; Premiered: 2/26/2000
Walrus Music Publishing

Not From Around Here

Jazz Combo
Completed: 2000; Premiered: 2/26/2000
Walrus Music Publishing

Vessel (arrangement – composed by Ken Watters)

Jazz Combo
Completed: 2000; Premiered: 2/26/2000
UNC Jazz Press (discontinued)

Shipwrecked

Jazz Ensemble, Soprano
Completed: 1999; Premiered: 3/12/1999
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Done It!

Jazz Combo
Completed: 1992; Premiered: 1992
Walrus Music Publishing

Left Over Vowels

Jazz Combo
Completed: 1992; Premiered: 1992
UNC Jazz Press (discontinued)

Just Lookin’

Jazz Combo
Completed: 1992; Premiered: 1992
Unpublished – Contact the composer

Bad Hair Day Blues

Jazz Ensemble
Completed: 1992; Premiered: 1992
Walrus Music Publishing

Carnival of Venice (arrangement – traditional)

Bass Trombone, Piano
Completed: 1986; Premiered: 1986
Cimarron Music Press

Syrinx (transcription – composed by Claude Debussy)

Solo Bass Trombone
Completed: 1986; Premiered: 1986
Cimarron Music Press