John Bowring

John Bowring

Born: October 17, 1792, Exeter, England.
Died: November 23, 1872, Exeter, England.

English hymn-writer and statesman.

At age 33, Bowring became editor of the Westminster Review. An accomplished linguist, it has been said he was fluent in over 20 languages and could speak 80 more; he was known for his translations of Dutch poetry. He was also one of the preeminent British statesmen of his day: Commissioner to France, Consul at Canton, Minister Plenipotentiary to China, Governor of Hong Kong, and twice a member of Parliament. Queen Victoria knighted him in 1854.


John Bowring Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

none The Syn I Can't Explain (Acetate Transfer) The Syn - Original Syn(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label none UK 2005 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Trinity Choir In The Cross Of Christ (as Bowring) Trinity Choir - Sweet Hour Of Prayer / In The Cross Of Christ Victor US 1912 Sell This Version
The Light Of Faith Choir In The Cross Of Christ I Glory The Light Of Faith Choir - Favorite Hymns The Family Loves (Album) Somerset UK 1959 Sell This Version
NW 300 William Parker (3)Dalton BaldwinAni Kavafian* Watchman! William Parker (3)Dalton BaldwinAni Kavafian* - Nine Songs By Charles Ives / Songs By Theodore Chanler, Norman Dello Joio, Irving Fine, Robert Ward(LP) New World Records NW 300 US 1978 Sell This Version
Word Of Mouth Chorus Peace And Joy Word Of Mouth Chorus - Rivers Of Delight: American Folk Hymns From The Sacred Harp Tradition (Album) Nonesuch US 1979 Sell This Version
KTC 1068 Charles Ives - Roberta Alexander, Tan Crone Watchman (as Sir John Bowring) Charles Ives - Roberta Alexander, Tan Crone - Songs Vol. 2(CD, Album) Etcetera (3) KTC 1068 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
none Various In The Cross Of Christ I Glory Various - The RUF Hymnbook(3xCD) Reformed University Ministries none US 2002 Sell This Version
LP 7040 The Sanctuary Choir* In The Cross Of Christ I Glory The Sanctuary Choir* - Great Music Of The Ages (A Capella)(10", Album, Red) Sacred Records (4) LP 7040 US Unknown Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

80640-2 Norumbega Harmony, Stephen Marini Convoy / Watchman, Tells Us Of The Night Norumbega Harmony, Stephen Marini - Sweet Seraphic Fire (New England Singing-School Music From The Norembega Harmony)(CD) New World Records 80640-2 US 2005 Sell This Version