Catalogue of works by the composer

Colin Cowles


Colin Cowles (b.1940) is a contemporary English composer with over four hundred compositions to his name. He is perhaps best known for his Saxophone writing and his educational works which include many instrumental pieces, arrangements and tutor books. However, his prolific output includes a Ballet Symphony, concertos for viola and tenor saxophone, choral music, a song cycle, chamber music, film and television scores, music for brass, wind and big band as well as numerous miscellaneous compositions.

Colin's music is undeniably English and much of his work is influenced by the countryside and friends alike. Largely now retired  from his compositional life, Colin lives on the beautiful Somerset Levels with Kathleen, his wife.

Much of his spare time is now spent indulging his two passions in life - Otto Messmer's 'Felix the Cat' (the world's first animated character attaining cult status) and restoring sub-standard gauge cinema projectors and films. There cannot be many people who can boast a six-seater cinema and small museum in their back garden!


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Music for piano

Music for recorder Music for wind/brass ensemble Ensemble (Demo repertoire)
Music for piano duet Music for flute Music for brass band Big band - Swing
Music for keyboard Music for flutes with clarinets Music for brass quartet Chamber music/ensemble (various)
Music for organ Music for clarinet Music for horn From Barrack Hill
Music for violin Music for clarinet &/or saxophones Music for trumpet Junior school festival music
Music for viola Music for saxophone Music for trombone Orchestral music
Music for cello Music for oboe Music for euphonium Music for voice
Music for double bass Music for bassoon Music for B-flat bass Choral music
Music for string ensemble Music for wind band Music for tuba Opera
String orchestra Woodwind ensemble Music for brass (miscellaneous) Hand Bell Music
Cottage Harmony - Somerset edition Felix music Joint Account Miscellaneous

Updated 18/05/2021