1855–1922

May 25, 1855, Rug­by, War­wick­shire, Eng­land.

July 30, 1922, Den­ver, Col­o­ra­do.

Fair­mount Cem­e­te­ry, Den­ver, Col­o­ra­do.

Gower was the hus­band of Jean M. Tay­lor.

Starting at age 12, he was as­sist­ant or­ganist of St. George’s Cha­pel, Wind­sor Cas­tle.

He grad­uated from Bal­li­ol Col­lege, Ox­ford (BMus 1876, DMus 1883), and in 1874 be­came or­gan­ist and choir­mas­ter at St. Paul’s Church, Tun­bridge Wells, Kent.

From 1876–87, he served as mas­ter of mu­sic for Trent Col­lege, Not­ting­ham, con­duct­ed a lo­cal phil­har­mon­ic so­ci­e­ty, and gave or­gan re­cit­als. As a vol­unt­eer in the 1st Der­by­shire Reg­i­ment, he rose to the rank of cap­tain.

Gower em­i­grat­ed to Am­e­r­ica in 1887, set­tling in Den­ver, Co­lo­ra­do. He was or­gan­ist and choir­mas­ter at St. John’s Ca­thed­ral and the Cen­tral Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Den­ver, then dab­bled in min­ing in Id­a­ho Springs, Col­o­ra­do. In 1893, he be­came or­gan­ist at the Church of the Epiph­a­ny, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

  1. Angel Choir
  2. Devotion
  3. Gower’s Litany
  4. Hear the Chim­ing Eas­ter Bells
  5. Holy Day
  6. Laus Deo
  7. Meditation
  8. Ministry
  9. Missionary Call
  10. Reliance
  11. St. Rotolf
  12. Sundown

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