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Patrick Gowers (Composer)

Born: 5th May 1936, Islington, England

Died: 30th December 2014, London

Nationality: British

William Patrick Gowers was an English composer, mainly known for his film scores.

Born in Islington, Gowers was the son of Stella Gowers (née Pelly) and Richard Gowers, a solicitor. His great-grandfather was the neurologist Sir William Richard Gowers, and his grandfather was the civil servant and writer Sir Ernest Gowers. He was educated at Radley College and later read music at Cambridge University. Whilst at Cambridge, he composed music for the Cambridge Footlights and taught composition part-time.

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