Jazz 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 His two largest unpublished compositions are a Wedding Mass composed for his own wedding, and a Forty-Year Requiem, composed for the 40th anniversary of the passing of his mother.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Unpublished – Contact the composer

Lullaby for Carter – Jazz Leadsheet

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Unpublished – Contact the composer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Unpublished – Contact the composer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Unpublished – Contact the composer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Unpublished – Contact the composer

Who Will Be Worthy?

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Unpublished – Contact the composer

Well, Blow Me Down

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Unpublished – Contact the composer

From the Joke of the Same Name

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

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Unpublished – Contact the composer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Unpublished – Contact the composer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

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Unpublished – Contact the composer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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sue Threw Lou’s Two New Blue Shoes

Jazz Combo
Completed: 2004; Premiered: 9/19/2004
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

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

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

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

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