The music of Brian Bowen, FTCL, came into prominence within The Salvation Army, where many of his compositions and arrangements have been published.
He was Bandmaster for 25 years of the Salvation Army Band of Staines (his English home town) and also played flugelhorn in the International Staff Band (1964-76).
For many years he worked in London as a music editor for The Salvation Army, Josef Weinberger Ltd and principally Schott/Eulenburg. In 1986 he moved to the USA to become Bandmaster of the New York Staff Band.
In 1992 he became a freelance music editor and currently resides with his wife, Lois, in Sarasota, Florida. His many published brass band compositions include 'My Comfort and Strength', 'The Southern Cross', 'Day of the Spiritual', and 'Euphonium Music'. His compilation of popular Rimsky-Korsakov themes under the title 'Kaleidoscope' has received wide acclaim.