R o g e r L o w e

Roger Lowe has written music for orchestra, chamber groups, piano, organ, guitar, choir, solo voice, electronic, and rock ensemble. He holds a BM, Music Composition from Gardner-Webb University (2013). He studied composition with Dr. Frank McCarty at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Dr. Matt Whitfield at Gardner-Webb University. He has studied piano, organ, flute and guitar. Roger played keyboards in Christian Rock groups from 1981-1987 and has been a church organist since 1992. He is currently organist and Minister of Media and Technology at Boiling Springs Baptist Church.

Live Performance Videos:

Symphony No.1, Movement 1  http://youtu.be/jn4NWqCeekA

Movement 2  http://youtu.be/mtkNkeYNGTk

Movement 3  http://youtu.be/OszxFFnfpo4

Movement 4  http://youtu.be/D-8XdtSznII

The Silent Moon Rises https://youtu.be/CiOse9aJpG8

The One for Brass and Guitar  http://youtu.be/ZHLmIXcUrbI

Sunrise at Roanoke  http://youtu.be/ZR8RPZHnrSs

Prelude No. 1 for piano  http://youtu.be/BpsV08fks7U

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar: some kind of waltz  http://youtu.be/s82WeTsVAz4

Previous Music, parts 2 & 3  http://youtu.be/ZZAU_6HT4Y0

Rejoice in the Lord  http://youtu.be/54uZ8CY9Cnk

Organ Arrangements

Lift Every Voice and Sing  https://youtu.be/li3kimpdABg

Jesus Shall Reign/On Eagle's Wings (in the style of the Vierne Finale)  http://youtu.be/S-ZEhnUqvZA

Be Thou My Vision  http://youtu.be/0sYUnPDEJkM

Great Is the Lord/A Mighty Fortress  https://youtu.be/E0jJ9HPIdQs

Music Videos with Virtual Performance

Symphony No. 2, Movement 1  https://youtu.be/9BpbJ8XrcHM

Symphony No. 2, Movement 2  https://vimeo.com/492541764

Symphony No. 2, Movement 3  https://vimeo.com/459067330

Symphony No. 1, Movement 1  https://youtu.be/njt7PDrXVFI

Symphony No. 1, Movement 2  https://youtu.be/FlafHoFw38M

Symphonic arrangement of the Charlotte Talks theme  https://youtu.be/c0Z8YACyqK8

An American Landscape  https://youtu.be/jB0_YOKZn-I

Sunrise at Roanoke  http://youtu.be/qKjBO8ESrwE

Music Videos of songs

The Silent Moon Rises  https://youtu.be/Q1sh_l9b_ys

Easter Song (Herring) with Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, prog-rock arrangement  https://youtu.be/pwPFtvyGLN4

The Table of God  https://youtu.be/8mCBxiXYHtI

A Dream Within A Dream  https://youtu.be/OrvJdXbcRp8

Nothing To Say  http://youtu.be/Y4uBf0UT4N4

Christmas For Them  http://youtu.be/6uMzbWE1mCc

Links to Other Pages

SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/roger-g-lowe

ReverbNation   https://www.reverbnation.com/rogerlowecomposer

LIST OF PUBLICLY PERFORMED WORKS

PREVIOUS MUSIC (1981)
Instrumentation: piano
Duration: 5:20
Performed at University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1981 and Gardner-Webb University in 2011 (with additional percussion)

HEAVEN'S LOVE (1985)
Music for the 1986 Word Records release Sacred Fire
Instrumentation: band, soloist with backing vocals
Duration: 4:18
Radio single for the album

BORN FROM A DREAM (2005)
Music for anthem commemorating the Gardner-Webb University centennial in 2005 with lyrics by C. Douglas Bryan
Instrumentation: SATB with piano
Duration: 3:28
Four performances in 2005

HAPPY TO BE PART OF THE TEAM (2006)
Words and music for one-act musical comedy
Instrumentation: band with some additional instruments or keyboards, soloists with chorus
Duration (of musical): 1 hour
Written for class MUS400 Writing the Musical
Staged reading at Gardner-Webb University in 2006

REJOICE IN THE LORD (1980; revised 2007)
Instrumentation: soprano and piano
Duration: 3:40
Performed at Gardner-Webb University, Fall 2011

CUBICLE! (2008)
Music and some lyrics for full-length musical comedy
Instrumentation: orchestra, soloists with chorus
Duration (of musical): 2 hours
Staged reading at Gardner-Webb University in 2009

THE ONE LAMB (2008)
Music for film soundtrack
Instrumentation: orchestral with additional instruments; performed on keyboards
Duration (of film): 2 hours
Proceeds from film go to charity
Limited national theater release in 2009; available on DVD

BLESS HIS HOLY NAME (1992; revised 2007/2011)
Words and music including an arrangement of the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy
Instrumentation: SATB with Piano
Duration: 3:28
Performed by the Gardner-Webb University Concert Choir on their Spring 2012 tour

SUNRISE AT ROANOKE (2012)
Instrumentation: flute and harp
Duration: 4:41
Performed at Gardner-Webb University, Spring 2012

SIR DIGBY CHICKEN CAESAR: SOME KIND OF WALTZ (2012)
Instrumentation: alto sax, trombone and piano
Duration: 4:00
Performed at Gardner-Webb University, Spring 2012

SYMPHONY NO. 1 (2012)
Music for orchestra in four movements
Instrumentation: full orchestra with drums and electric bass
Duration: 24:00
Senior project for Bachelor's in Music, Music Composition
Performed at Gardner-Webb University, Spring 2013

THE ONE FOR GUITAR AND BRASS (2013)
Instrumentation: guitar, trumpet, trombone, bass and drums
Duration: 4:47
Performed at Gardner-Webb University, Spring 2014

THE SILENT MOON RISES (2018)
A 1960s doo-wop arrangement of Der Mond kommt still gegangen Op. 13 No. 4 by Clara Schumann (1843). Arrangement and additional music/lyrics by Roger Lowe.
Instrumentation: lead/background vocals, bass, drums, piano, sax. (guitarist not available for performance)
Duration: 3:43
Performed at Gardner-Webb University, Celebrating 200 Years of Clara Schuman
GWU Chapter of Society of Composers, Inc. OMG Recital Hall September 24, 2019

VARIOUS HYMN ARRANGEMENTS
Instrumentation: piano, organ and orchestra
Durations: 2:30-3:30
Performances: preludes and offertories for worship services, 1992 to present

Compositions

Symphony No. 2 Movement 1
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This work reflects the unrest and division in the United States, and in the world. There is a section representing the hope for peace near the end, but the final section brings us back to the drums of war.
Symphony No. 2, Movement 2
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This movement represents the rapid pace of news events in the era of Trump. There was no time to process what just happened before the next thing hit, in normal times any one of which would have been a story that defined the decade. I discovered you use a lot of material in a hurry with a rapid tempo. Second Movement realized using Finale with: Personal Orchestra 5 (strings, some percussion); EastWest Hollywood Brass and Woodwinds, Goliath, and Spaces II reverb. Some cymbal samples are my own.
Symphony No. 2, Movement 3
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From disbelief and sadness, to hopefulness, and now watching everything fall apart, this music expresses how I have felt about the past four years. The opening motif on the piccolo is the song of the Carolina Chickadee. If you listen to the birds, you have heard its song. The painting is van Gogh's "Sorrowing Old Man." I added the flag. Music composed in Finale and rendered using Garritan Personal Orchestra 5, EastWest Goliath, Hollywood Woodwinds and Brass. Spaces II reverb. Mixed in Adobe Audition
A Dream Within A Dream
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This selection from The Sleep Cycle sets the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe to music. In this collection of poems from the 1800's, we follow the sleeper from twilight and the beginnings of sleep through a series of dreams. "Is all that we see or seem, but a dream within a dream," comes to new life in this melodic setting Vocals by Jondra Harmon. The entire work is available at www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20200679