Douglas Bell (b. 1932) — Variations: The Bower (2010) for organ
English composer Douglas Bell served as organist of St. Bartholomew's Church, Marsden, near Huddersfield, England from 1955 until 2003. He was a student of Francis Jackson and holds a Fellowship certificate from the Royal College of Organists. Bell has composed and published many organ works. In addition to his musical pursuits, Bell played professional cricket for the teams of Huddersfield, Marsden, and Elland.
“Variations: The Bower” is a set of variations on an original theme. The subtitle refers to a 1992 residence organ of small specification by organ builder Richard Bower. (The instrument has a single manual with 8’, 4’, 2’ flutes, and a pedal division with a 16’ Rankett. The manual can be coupled to the pedal.)
Published by animus Music Publishing in “Five Miniatures” (2010):