John Dykes Bower

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Sir John Dykes Bower CVO (13 August 1905 – 1981) was an English cathedral organist, who served in Truro Cathedral, Durham Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral.[1]

Background[edit]

John Dykes Bower was born on 13 August 1905 in Gloucester. He was one of four brothers. Stephen Dykes Bower became a famous church architect.

He was educated at Cheltenham College and studied organ under Herbert Brewer, and was organ scholar at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge from 1922.

Career[edit]

He was organist of:

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Hubert Stanley Middleton
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Truro Cathedral
1926-1929
Succeeded by
Guillaume Ormond
Preceded by
William Henry Harris
Organist and Master of the Choristers of New College, Oxford
1929-1933
Succeeded by
Sydney Watson
Preceded by
Arnold D. Culley
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Durham Cathedral
1933-1936
Succeeded by
Conrad William Eden
Preceded by
Stanley Marchant
Organist and Master of the Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral
1936-1968
Succeeded by
Christopher Hugh Dearnley

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw
  2. ^ Scholes, Percy A. (1970) The Oxford Companion to Music, 10th ed. London: Oxford U. P.; p. 123b